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Global study shows diabetes and heart disease can be a deadly combination
New research from a global study led by UConn Health has found that patients with type 2 diabetes admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying within 18 months. (2016-06-11)
Nutrino announces data partnership with Medtronic
Today at the 76th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Nutrino, Inc. announced a partnership with Medtronic plc that will give people with diabetes an individualized picture of how daily food intake and other measures impact glucose levels. (2016-06-10)
Diabetes more frequent in children with chronic rheumatic disease
Diabetes more frequent in children with chronic rheumatic disease (2016-06-09)
Alberta funding focused on improving treatment of diabetes
The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta has awarded important financial support to another Alberta-based diabetes research project and renewed two projects to continue research that has already shown promising results. (2016-06-08)
Study finds targeting 'ideal cardiovascular health' lowers diabetes risk, but with ethnic differences
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that significant differences by race/ethnicity exist in the degree of association between measures of cardiovascular health (together constituting 'ideal cardiovascular health') and the risk of diabetes. (2016-06-08)
Adults at risk for diabetes double activity levels through healthy lifestyle program
Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention program developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health for use in community-settings, such as senior centers or worksites. (2016-06-07)
Automated OCL insulin system shown to improve glucose control for youngsters at diabetes camp
Using an automated insulin feedback controller as part of an overnight closed-loop (OCL) control system improved glucose control (increased time within target glucose range) and reduced episodes of nocturnal hypoglycemia in children and adolescents. (2016-06-07)
Lean gene discovery could lead to new type 2 diabetes therapies
People with type 2 diabetes could be helped by the discovery of a gene linked to leanness by scientists at the University of Edinburgh. (2016-06-06)
Epigenomic alterations contribute to obesity-associated diabetes
Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. (2016-06-06)
Intensive treatment, severe hypoglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes
A new study of adults with type 2 diabetes suggests more than 25 percent received intensive glucose-lowering therapy, including 18.7 percent who were at risk for treatment-related adverse effects because of advanced age and co-existing illnesses, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2016-06-06)
Unusual combo reduces health risk from atypical antipsychotic
Data mining study shows that taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine. (2016-06-02)
20,000 people helping discover new tests and treatments for diabetic kidney disease
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are to examine DNA samples from 20,000 people with diabetes to help identify the genetic factors in diabetic kidney disease, the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. (2016-06-02)
Commercial weight-loss programs: Evidence of benefits for diabetics still too scarce
Johns Hopkins scientists who indirectly investigated the blood sugar effects of 10 (out of 32 selected) commercial weight loss programs say a few show promise of benefit for diabetic patients, but far more rigorous research is needed before doctors can wholeheartedly recommend them. (2016-06-02)
Study of UK diabetic patients suggests obesity surgery could save National Health Service almost £100,000 per patient
A small study presented at this year's European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg (June 1-4) shows that obese patients with type 2 diabetes who have obesity surgery could save the UK National Health Service around £95,000 per patient across his or her lifetime, mostly due to savings on future medication costs due to remission of diabetes. (2016-06-02)
Study finds one third of children have higher levels of cardiometabolic risk factors due to family history
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those conditions. (2016-05-30)
No dessert for you! When it comes to diabetes, 'nagging is caring'
For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. (2016-05-25)
Obesity rising in least walkable Ontario neighborhoods
Obesity rates in Southern Ontario cities have remained stable for more than a decade in highly walkable neighborhoods but continued to rise in less walkable ones. (2016-05-24)
Blood test uncovers undiagnosed diabetes in hospital patients with high blood sugar
A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia, commonly known as high blood sugar. (2016-05-23)
End of the road for aliskiren in heart failure
A subgroup analysis in heart failure patients with diabetes from the ATMOSPHERE trial has failed to show benefit and signals the end of the road for aliskiren in heart failure. (2016-05-23)
Hormone may offer new approach to type 2 diabetes
Improvements in type 2 diabetes in patients who have had gastric bypass surgery has led researchers to uncover the role of a key hormone in the disease. (2016-05-19)
Same gene links blood sugar problems in Down syndrome and Type 2 diabetes
Problems with insulin secretion experienced by people with Type 2 diabetes, parallel similar problems with insulin-secreting beta cells in many individuals with Down syndrome. (2016-05-19)
Prediabetes: Fatty liver, visceral obesity, production and action of insulin modulate risk
Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. (2016-05-19)
4th Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference
For the fourth time, the 'Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference' will attract numerous top international researchers to Munich. (2016-05-18)
Is an insulin pump the best therapy for everyone with type 1 diabetes?
Insulin pump therapy contributes to better blood glucose control in type 1 diabetes and, as pump technology continues to improve and become part of sensor-controlled feedback and artificial pancreas systems, essentially all patients would benefit from their capabilities according to a Commentary published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. (2016-05-17)
20-year study shows that higher levels of fitness reduce the risk of developing of diabetes and prediabetes
A new study analysing fitness levels across two decades is the longest study demonstrating that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness reduce the risk for developing prediabetes or diabetes. (2016-05-16)
Do germs cause type 1 diabetes?
Germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body's immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, new research suggests. (2016-05-16)
New findings explain the connection between melatonin and type 2 diabetes
A new experimental and clinical study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the sleep hormone melatonin impairs insulin secretion in people with a common gene variant. (2016-05-13)
Scans reveal babies of mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat
Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study. (2016-05-12)
Melatonin signaling is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes
A sleeping pancreas releases less insulin, but how much insulin drops each night may differ from person to person, suggests a study published May 12 in Cell Metabolism. (2016-05-12)
Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells
Signaling a potential new approach to treating diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2016-05-10)
Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes
A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology. (2016-05-10)
Improved insulin signaling reduces atherosclerosis in mouse models
In this issue of JCI Insight, a team led by George King of Harvard Medical School shows that increased insulin signaling in the endothelium of atherosclerosis-prone mice reduces development of disease and improves aorta function. (2016-05-05)
Advances in medical care have led to type 1 diabetes boom
Researchers from the University of Adelaide say the global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care, with the underlying genetics of the disease more likely to be passed from one generation to the next. (2016-05-05)
Drug combination could help reduce risk of death in type 2 diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin plus metformin had a reduced risk of death and major cardiac events compared with people treated with insulin alone, a new study by Cardiff University shows. (2016-05-05)
Infections can increase diabetes risk in children
Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. (2016-05-04)
How does the environment affect obesity?
Researchers will be examining how agricultural and food processing practices may affect brown fat activity directly or indirectly. (2016-05-02)
Study explains how low testosterone raises diabetes risk
Researchers have identified a key hormone-signaling pathway that explains why men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism co-authored by Tulane University researchers. (2016-04-28)
Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI & obesity in Danish twin study
The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis and obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2016-04-27)
Type 2 diabetes people 'let down' over delayed treatment
A University of Leicester study suggests 'clinical inertia' is preventing tight control of blood sugar levels. (2016-04-26)
Researchers find nerve damage may precede diabetic retinopathy
For many years, scientists believed patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of the damage to the blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. (2016-04-26)
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