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Early onset of menopause and diabetes may limit life span
Only in science fiction novels can scientists predict people's lifespans. (2018-10-16)
Is weight-loss surgery associated with lower risk of macrovascular events like heart attack, stroke for patients with type 2 diabetes?
Macrovascular disease events, which include heart attack and stroke, are a leading cause of illness and death for patients with type 2 diabetes. (2018-10-16)
Is there a benefit to switching from flash monitoring to RT-CGM for hypoglycemia?
In follow-up to the I HART CGM study, which showed the benefit of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) compared to flash monitoring for time spent in hypoglycemia among adults with type 1 diabetes at high hypoglycemia risk, researchers conducted an extension trial that assessed the effects of continuing RT-CGM or switching from flash to RT-CGM of the subsequent 8 weeks. (2018-10-12)
Diabetic patients are more at risk of death from alcohol, accidents and suicide
Diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. (2018-10-12)
How teens with type 1 diabetes can guard their hearts
After interviewing both teens and parents, Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have identified strategies to help teens with type 1 diabetes who have hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (unhealthy levels of cholesterol or triglycerides), They offer realistic and specific guidance on steps both parents and healthcare providers can use. (2018-10-11)
Higher levels of the hormone prolactin in women are associated with protection against type 2 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that in women, high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood (but within the physiological range) are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). (2018-10-11)
Fat: A new player expands our definition of diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions around the world. (2018-10-11)
Markers of dairy fat consumption linked to lower risk of type two diabetes
Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 two diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. (2018-10-10)
Nutrients may reduce blood glucose levels
One amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term lowering of glucose levels by altering energy metabolism in the cell. (2018-10-10)
Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors
Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. (2018-10-09)
New discovery restores insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes
By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes. (2018-10-08)
New EASD-ADA consensus guidelines on managing hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes launched at EASD meeting
Following a review of the latest evidence --including a range of recent trials of drug and lifestyle interventions -- the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have produced an updated consensus statement on how to manage hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) in patients with type 2 diabetes. (2018-10-05)
New function of a key component in the immune system discovered
The complement proteins that circulate in our blood are an important part of our immune system. (2018-10-05)
Weight loss drug shows positive effect on diabetes
'Now we report that, when added to lifestyle interventions, lorcaserin significantly reduced incidence of diabetes, increased rates of diabetes remission, and reduced the risk of diabetic microvascular complications.' (2018-10-04)
Appetite-suppressant lorcaserin decreases risk of developing diabetes and induces remission of high blood sugar in obese and overweight patients
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that the appetite-suppressant drug lorcaserin decreases risk of developing diabetes and increases the rates of remission of high blood sugar. (2018-10-04)
Gastric banding as effective as metformin in slowing prediabetes, type two diabetes
People with prediabetes or new-onset type 2 diabetes who had gastric banding, a type of bariatric surgery for weight loss, had similar stabilization of their disease to those who took metformin alone, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. (2018-10-04)
Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes
What occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. (2018-10-03)
Closed-loop 'artificial pancreas' insulin delivery system offers better glucose control and reduced risk of hypoglycaemia
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that use of a hybrid day-night closed-loop insulin delivery system is better than sensor-augmented pump therapy for blood sugar control in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. (2018-10-03)
Study shows how lixisenatide slows or prevents damage to the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows how the glucose-lowering drug lixisenatide can slow or prevent damage to the kidneys in macro-albuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease. (2018-10-03)
Cardiovascular admissions more common among most deprived
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke as those from more affluent communities, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-03)
Potential mechanism by which BCG vaccine lowers blood sugar levels to near normal in type 1 diabetes discovered
New research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-03)
Domestic refrigerators may pose risk to insulin quality
New research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-03)
Study reveals large regional variations on future trends of diabetes dependent on if obesity rates are tackled
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin looks into the rising prevalence of both obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) around the world and estimates the population that will likely be affected by both conditions over the coming decades. (2018-10-03)
Study finds albiglutide reduces cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and published in The Lancet shows that treatment with albiglutide (a type of drug called a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist) results in fewer cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease than treatment with placebo. (2018-10-02)
Study finds gene variant predisposes people to both Type 2 diabetes and low body weight
A research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health found that a well-known gene variant linked to Type 2 diabetes, called transcription Factor-7 like 2 gene, may also predispose someone to being leaner, or having a lower body weight. (2018-10-02)
Study links diabetes to elevated risk of arthritis and osteoporosis
Diabetes is associated with a greater risk of having osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, suggests a new study involving over 109,000 people being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-02)
Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers
Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, particularly for obesity-related cancers such as those arising from the bowel, kidney, and pancreas in men and women, and from the breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus) in women. (2018-10-02)
Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer and reduces post-cancer survival
Having diabetes is linked with an increased risk of developing a number of cancers as well as poorer survival following a cancer diagnosis. (2018-10-02)
New research shows the multiple factors which determine how quickly diabetes progresses
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) reveals the factors that influence the rate of progression of type 2 diabetes (T2D) which may explain why it varies so much between individuals. (2018-10-02)
Study finds infection rates on the rise in the USA, particularly among people with diabetes
Infection-related hospitalizations in the USA are on the rise, particularly among people with diabetes, suggesting that more must be done to protect people with diabetes from preventable complications, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin. (2018-10-02)
Shifting causes of death in Shanghai, China, over many decades
A large study conducted over 42 years in Shanghai -- China's largest city -- indicates that socioeconomic development most likely contributed to lower death rates for most diseases (except for cancer and diabetes, for which death rates increased), likely because of lifestyle factors. (2018-10-01)
Study: Improvement in glycemic parameters by adding dapagliflozin to metformin in T2D
Researchers used continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to assess the effects of adding dapagliflozin to a regimen of either metformin or insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and found significant reductions in mean glucose and other glycemic factors, with greater improvements seen in patients taking metformin compared to insulin. (2018-10-01)
New study reveals association between diuretic drug use in type 2 diabetes and risk of lower limb amputation
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, reveals that the use of diuretic drugs in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a significantly increased risk of serious problems in their lower limbs which can lead to amputation. (2018-10-01)
China has seen remarkable progress in diabetes research over the past two decades
The prevalence of diabetes has increased dramatically over the past three decades, and currently, China owns the largest number of diabetics worldwide. (2018-09-29)
Vitamin B supplements may protect kidney function in children with diabetes
Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. (2018-09-28)
Genetic analyses hone risk prediction for coronary disease
Until recently, researchers thought that genetic analyses could add relatively little to predicting CAD risk for people with type 2 diabetes. (2018-09-27)
Online diabetes prevention programs are as effective as in-person programs for weight loss
An intensive, multifaceted online diabetes prevention program is as effective as in-person programs and can make prevention programs more accessible to those at risk for developing diabetes. (2018-09-24)
DMP 'type 1 diabetes': Institute recommends revision
New guidelines change the results of the final report versus the preliminary report: Stronger focus, among other things, on the avoidance of hypoglycaemia by means of modern Technologies. (2018-09-24)
Research examines mechanisms behind cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has been linked with an increased risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia, but the underlying mechanisms are uncertain. (2018-09-19)
High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children
A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-09-19)
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