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Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds
Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds. (2019-12-09)
New clues to the link between ALS and type 2 diabetes
Patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) often suffer from type 2 diabetes. (2019-12-09)
Preterm birth linked to increased rates of diabetes in children and young adults, with certain effects stronger in females
New research shows that preterm birth is linked to increased rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young adults, with certain effects stronger in females. (2019-12-05)
Study examines sex differences in potential link between psoriasis and metabolic disorders
An analysis published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology revealed considerable sex differences when considering links between psoriasis and metabolic disorders. (2019-12-04)
Genetic screen in worms reveals critical step in insulin synthesis
The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes. (2019-12-04)
A common insulin signaling pathway across cancer and diabetes
An oncology researcher has made an unexpected contribution to the understanding of type 2 diabetes. (2019-12-04)
Eating in sync with biological clock could replace problematic diabetes treatment
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a starch-rich breakfast consumed early in the morning coupled with a small dinner could replace insulin injections and other diabetes medications for many diabetics. (2019-12-03)
Cardiac events in First Nations people with diabetes have decreased, but still higher than in non-First Nations people
A new study provides insight into the cardiovascular health and health care services accessed by First Nations people with diabetes over a 20-year period in Ontario. (2019-11-25)
Prior exposure to pollutants could underlie increased diabetes risk of Indian immigrants
In 2004, the United Nations Stockholm Convention banned the production and use of many persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (2019-11-20)
DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to US
Previous exposure to the pollutant DDT may contribute to the risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to the United States, according to a UC Davis study. (2019-11-20)
People with type 1 diabetes struggle with blood sugar control despite CGMs
Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-11-19)
Clearing damaged cells out of the body helps heal diabetics' blood vessels
Research published today in Experimental Physiology shows that ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of diabetics. (2019-11-17)
Life experience critical for managing Type 2 diabetes
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, with younger patients more susceptible to psychological distress resulting in worse health outcomes. (2019-11-15)
Women most affected by vascular complications of diabetes
Women are most affected by the vascular complications of diabetes -- a situation likely to escalate in the coming decades, reports a paper published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-11-14)
NTU scientists discover new way to promote insulin production in pre-diabetes phase
NTU Singapore scientists have discovered that a type of immune cell known as 'pancreatic islet macrophages' is capable of promoting insulin production during the pre-diabetes phase. (2019-11-14)
Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. (2019-11-10)
Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy
Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. (2019-11-09)
Kidney disease outcomes differ between severely obese kids vs. adults after bariatric surgery
Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes experienced more hyperfiltration and earlier attenuation of their elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio after gastric bypass surgery compared with adults, according to research presented during the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2019. (2019-11-08)
Researchers find new potential approach to type 2 diabetes treatment
The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine andNewYork-Presbyterian. (2019-11-08)
New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease
A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. (2019-11-08)
Supplements don't preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes
Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease, according to findings from the largest clinical study to date of the supplements in this patient population. (2019-11-08)
PERL concludes reduced uric acid has no impact on kidney disease in type 1 diabetes
Three years of sustained reductions of blood levels of uric acid with the generic drug allopurinol did not benefit type 1 diabetes patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. (2019-11-08)
Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight
In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated with maternal type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes that required medication, and excessive weight gain during pregnancy; and slightly associated with breastfeeding for six months or less. (2019-11-06)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes
An international research collaboration led by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes. (2019-11-04)
Adding weight loss counseling to group visits improves diabetes outcomes
For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a study led by researchers at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs. (2019-11-04)
Diabetes drug relieves nicotine withdrawal
A drug commonly used to treat Type II diabetes abolishes the characteristic signs of nicotine withdrawal in rats and mice, according to new research published in JNeurosci. (2019-11-04)
Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes
University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes in the pancreas that normally lead to diabetes. (2019-10-30)
Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations
Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. (2019-10-30)
New research shows lower rates of cancer screening in women with diabetes
Cancer screening rates are up to a quarter lower in women with diabetes, varying by type of cancer, and putting them at risk of poorer cancer outcomes, concludes new research in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]). (2019-10-24)
Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital analyzed national data on the prevalence of diabetes and the number of internal medicine specialists in each U.S. state. (2019-10-23)
Why the flu is more deadly in those with diabetes
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have demonstrated in a new study, published earlier this week, how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might strike those with diabetes more severely. (2019-10-18)
Diabetes: A next-generation therapy soon available?
Insulin is normally produced by pancreatic β cells. In many people with diabetes, pancreatic cells are not functional, causing a chronic and potentially fatal insulin deficiency that can only be controlled through daily insulin injections. (2019-10-16)
Using AI to screen for diabetic eye disease feasible in the real world
New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time. (2019-10-15)
Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be treated by new, less invasive procedure
New research from King's College London published in EBioMedicine, has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control. (2019-10-11)
Rotavirus infection may turn on type 1 diabetes
Rotavirus infection may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, according to a front matter article published Oct. (2019-10-10)
Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes and skin infections
Statins have been reported to be beneficial for infections such as pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. (2019-10-09)
Maintaining weight loss beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes who regained weight forfeited the benefits of an intensive weight loss program that reduced their heart disease and stroke risk factors. (2019-10-09)
Maternal obesity hastens offspring aging, increasing diabetes & heart disease likelihood
New research in The Journal of Physiology has shown that the effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-08)
Diabetes-Alzheimer's link explored at Neuroscience 2019
Surprising links exist between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, and researchers are beginning to unpack the pathology that connects the two. (2019-10-07)
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