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Evaluating grip strength to identify early diabetes
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reports valuable new grip strength metrics that provide healthcare practitioners with an easy-to-perform, time-efficient screening tool for type 2 diabetes (T2DM). (2020-04-06)
Autoimmunity-associated heart dilation tied to heart-failure risk in type 1 diabetes
In people with type 1 diabetes without known cardiovascular disease, the presence of autoantibodies against heart muscle proteins was associated with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging evidence of increased volume of the left ventricle (the heart's main pumping chamber), increased muscle mass, and reduced pumping function (ejection fraction), features that are associated with higher risk of failure in the general population (2020-04-06)
Fatty acid in triglycerides proves an effective platform for biological drug delivery
Houston Methodist nanomedicine researchers are studying a new drug delivery system that transports oral medication via triglycerides that could eliminate the need for injections or IV treatments of some biologic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (2020-04-01)
Technology use by adults with type 1 diabetes lower among African-Americans, Hispanics
Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices are known to improve outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), yet African-American and Hispanic patients face barriers to the use of these devices, according to results of a small single-center retrospective study. (2020-03-31)
Two types of diabetes drugs similarly effective in reducing heart and kidney disease
Two newer types of medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes are similar in their ability to reduce major heart complications, including heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
Artificial intelligence could help predict future diabetes cases
A type of artificial intelligence called machine learning can help predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to an ENDO 2020 abstract that will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
'Revita' improves blood glucose levels, liver metabolic health in type 2 diabetes
Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita® duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) had significantly improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, liver insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures three months later, according to new data from the REVITA-2 study. (2020-03-30)
Diabetes care reaches new heights as drone delivers insulin for patient
The international medical team that accomplished the world's first documented drone delivery of insulin for a patient living in a remote community described the project in an ENDO 2020 abstract that will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-30)
Loss of gland in eyelids may be a biomarker for elevated blood glucose in diabetes
In patients with diabetes, loss of the gland that helps lubricate the eye may be a sign of elevated blood glucose levels, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting. (2020-03-30)
Bariatric surgery before diabetes develops leads to greater weight loss
Obese patients may lose more weight if they undergo bariatric surgery before they develop diabetes, suggests a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting. (2020-03-30)
Exercise training better than weight loss for improving heart function in type 2 diabetes
Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise. (2020-03-30)
Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells
Removing a gene from the cells that produce insulin prevents mice from developing Type 1 diabetes by sparing the cells an attack from their own immune system, a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows. (2020-03-26)
New therapeutic strategy against diabetes
A study by the CIBERDEM and the UAB demonstrates that high vitamin D receptor levels in pancreatic β cells improve resistance to diabetes. (2020-03-26)
Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs
An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants -- even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs. (2020-03-25)
Underweight diabetic patients in Singapore have increased risk of tuberculosis
Nested in the long-running Singapore Chinese Health Study, a new study by researchers in Singapore, based on data from over 60,000 middle-aged to older adults, has found that people who suffer from diabetes and who are also underweight have a much higher risk of active tuberculosis (TB) than their heavier counterparts, supporting calls for TB screening among these patients. (2020-03-23)
Study suggests men more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if they go through puberty early
Boys who enter puberty at an early age are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults than later developing boys, irrespective of their weight in childhood, according to an observational study following more than 30,600 Swedish men born between 1945 and 1961, published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). (2020-03-23)
Female mice respond differently to fasting, showing the importance of studying both sexes
In response to short, six-hour fasts in mice, female mice put on more liver fat than males, but also seemed to be better at using it up, according to research published in The Journal of Physiology. (2020-03-23)
Patients with type 2 diabetes belonging to online support groups have poorer health
Diabetes is a disease that affects people's lives more in the long term and requires emotional support and information. (2020-03-19)
Type 1 diabetes is not one but two distinct conditions, defined by diagnosis age
Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or 'endotype') of the condition compared with those diagnosed aged 13 or above, new research has shown. (2020-03-15)
Genes tell a story about diabetic kidney disease
Studying Finnish genes leads to unique revelations about the development of a serious complication of diabetes, and informs an ongoing genomic study of a Singaporean cohort as part of Singapore's Diabetes Study in Nephropathy and other Microvascular Complications (DYNAMO). (2020-03-12)
Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of disease, death
The longer you lead a healthy lifestyle during midlife, the less likely you are to develop certain diseases in later life. (2020-03-11)
Bacteria potentially involved in the development of type 2 diabetes
Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published today in Nature Metabolism by researchers from Université Laval, the Québec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ), and McMaster University. (2020-03-09)
Ultra-wide field retinal imaging techniques cannot be used interchangeably
For the evaluation and treatment of diabetic eye disease, research from the Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute has now shown that one technique, UFW fluorescein angiography, detects over three times more microaneurysms than UWF color imaging. (2020-03-05)
Diabetes remission rates after 2 common weight-loss surgeries
Researchers examined associations between two of the most common weight-loss surgeries on type 2 diabetes outcomes by comparing diabetes remission and relapse rates, glycemic control and weight loss after five years among 9,700 adults with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. (2020-03-04)
Yale researchers help restore hormonal balance disrupted in metabolic diseases
Many health problems in the developed world stem from the disruption of a delicate metabolic balance between glucose production and energy utilization in the liver. (2020-03-04)
Dental teams could play an important role in early diagnosis of Type 2 and pre-diabetes
Dental professionals could play a vital role in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes as well as identifying those at a high risk of developing the condition, new research by a team at the University of Birmingham's School of Dentistry has found. (2020-03-04)
Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
A new Yale study showed that people who periodically drank beverages with the low-calorie sweetener sucralose, which is found in low-cal soft drinks, candy, breakfast bars, and other products, did experience problematic metabolic and neural responses -- but only when a carbohydrate in the form of a tasteless sugar was added to the drink. (2020-03-03)
Getting off of the blood sugar roller coaster
For the 250,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes, the days of desperately trying to keep their blood sugar stable are coming to an end. (2020-02-27)
Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk
Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. (2020-02-26)
Insulin signaling suppressed by decoys
The discovery of an insulin 'decoy' molecule from the lab of Matthew Gill, PhD, in Florida shakes up understanding of insulin signaling, with implications for diabetes, longevity and aging research. (2020-02-25)
A better diagnosis of rare diabetes to adapt treatment
Monogenic diabetes affects 1% to 4% of all cases of diabetes. (2020-02-21)
TMI: More information doesn't necessarily help people make better decisions
New research from Stevens Institute of Technology suggests that too much knowledge can lead people to make worse decisions, pointing to a critical gap in our understanding of how new information interacts with prior knowledge and beliefs. (2020-02-21)
New drug combination restores beta cell function in animal model
In a new study in mice, Helmholtz Zentrum München in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, demonstrated for the first time that a targeted combinatorial drug treatment is able to restore beta cell function, achieve beta cell redifferentiation and therefore potentially open new ways for diabetes remission. (2020-02-20)
The potentially deadly paradox of diabetes management
Diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US, of these millions, more than 90% have Type 2 diabetes. (2020-02-19)
Diabetes patients who use online tools manage disease better
In a study published in JAMA Network Open today, Kaiser Permanente scientists report that diabetes patients who used the Kaiser Permanente patient portal and mobile phone app improved their diabetes management outcomes. (2020-02-19)
Cognitive behavior therapy for diabetes self-management leads to improved outcomes
A peer-delivered program for managing diabetes and chronic pain was shown to be beneficial for rural adults in communities that might otherwise lack access to physician-led services. (2020-02-18)
Certification as a medical home: Does it make a difference in diabetes care?
Practices certified as medical homes have more systems and improved performance for diabetes care, but the differences are modest. (2020-02-18)
Genetic profile may predict type 2 diabetes risk among women with gestational diabetes
Women who go on to develop type 2 diabetes after having gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes are more likely to have particular genetic profiles, suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. (2020-02-13)
Damaged eye vessels may indicate higher stroke risk for adults with diabetes
Damage to small blood vessels of the eye may be a marker for heightened risk of stroke in people with diabetes. (2020-02-12)
Lupus patients who take their medications lower their diabetes risk
Patients with lupus who take their medications as prescribed have much lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a common complication of the disease, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia. (2020-02-11)
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