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MRSA risk doubled in critically ill patients with glucose in their airways
Critically ill patients with glucose in their airways seem to be at double the risk of picking up serious hospital acquired infections, including MRSA, suggests research in Thorax. The authors base their findings on a study of 98 critically ill patients in intensive care who required mechanical help with their breathing for more than 48 hours. The patients were drawn from medical and surgical specialties. (2005-08-31)

Software might revolutionize glucose monitoring in critically ill patients
Researchers have developed a new computerized system to easily monitor the levels of glucose in the blood of patients in intensive care. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making reports that GRIP, a computer software that assists in the monitoring of glucose levels in critically ill patients, saves nurses time and effort and is more efficient than the paper-based method currently used in many intensive care units (ICUs). (2005-12-18)

Predicting the birth of big babies
A study in the latest CMAJ reporst that plasma glucose concentrations in pregnant women -- an indicator of gestational diabetes -- do not necessarily lead to the delivery of a large-for-gestational-age babies. (2003-02-17)

Many older individuals with type 2 diabetes are over-treated
In a recent Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism analysis of individuals aged 70 years with type 2 diabetes, almost 40 percent with recommended HbA1c levels (which indicate blood glucose levels) were over-treated. (2018-01-24)

Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes can have adverse effects
The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds a study by Cardiff University. (2017-11-15)

Type 2 diabetes: 'Intensive' versus 'conventional' blood glucose control -- no clear picture
Research published in the Cochrane Library found that the risk of death and cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, was unchanged whether glucose control was intense or conventional. However, they did find that when aiming to keep blood glucose levels at the lower intensive level, the chance of damaging small blood vessels in the body, potentially leading to damage in the eyes and kidneys, is reduced. (2011-08-01)

High blood glucose levels may explain why some flu patients experience severe symptoms
Influenza A (a highly contagious virus that causes annual flu epidemics worldwide) may trigger an inflammatory 'cytokine storm' -- an excessive immune response that can lead to hospitalization or even death -- by increasing glucose metabolism, according to a new study. (2020-04-15)

New regulator of liver metabolism discovered
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified an enzyme that has a major effect on glucose utilization in liver cells. The enzyme, retinol saturase, helps these cells adapt to variations in glucose levels. However, when glucose levels are consistently too high, retinol saturase appears to exert a damaging effect on cells. Results from this study have been published in the journal Nature Communications*. (2017-09-29)

'Smart' contact lenses monitor glucose levels in tears
A soft, flexible contact lens can monitor glucose levels in tears and deliver sensing results through the lens display, according to a new report, alerting the user if glucose levels are too high by turning off a tiny embedded LED light. The authors say their approach, tested in rabbits, is the first to apply the display pixel into a soft contact lens to visualize glucose sensing. (2018-01-24)

To ditch dessert, feed the brain
Brain imaging scans show that when glucose levels drop, an area of the brain known to regulate emotions and impulses loses the ability to dampen desire for high-calorie food. (2011-09-19)

Stopping a tiny -- and deadly -- fly in its tracks
New research presents a technique that could help treat African sleeping sickness, which impacts millions in sub-Saharan Africa and -- in its late stages -- can be fatal. (2018-07-05)

Pharmacists likely to play direct role in future diabetes management
Community pharmacists could soon be playing a more direct role in diabetes management following a new study at Brisbane's Wesley Research Institute funded by the MBF Foundation. The aim of the study is to help people with Type 2 Diabetes gain better control over their blood glucose levels to reduce their need for visits to the doctor or hospital admissions. (2006-12-18)

Bypassing the insulin highway
An immune cell known as a neutrophil releases a protein that can suppress glucose production in the liver -- without targeting insulin, researchers have found. (2008-04-25)

Many patients with diabetes do not follow advice to monitor blood glucose
People with diabetes do not self-monitor their glucose levels as often as they should, find researchers in this week's BMJ. The authors say that self-monitoring of blood glucose levels is linked with the ability to achieve better control of blood sugar levels, in patients with type 1 diabetes. (1999-07-09)

Glucose binding molecule could transform the treatment of diabetes
Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new synthetic glucose binding molecule platform that brings us one step closer to the development of the world's first glucose-responsive insulin which, say researchers, will transform the treatment of diabetes. (2018-11-19)

Harmful blood glucose levels linked to defective gene
A genetic mutation that can raise the amount of glucose in a person's blood to harmful levels is identified today in a study in the journal Science. High levels of blood glucose increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, even in healthy people who do not have diabetes and whose blood glucose levels are at the higher end of the range considered 'normal' by doctors. One in five people in the UK has a high blood glucose level. (2008-05-01)

Type 2 diabetes: Too much glucagon when α-cells become insulin resistant
Patients with type 2 diabetes secrete not only too little insulin but also too much glucagon, which contributes to poor blood glucose control. A new study from Uppsala University suggests that this is because the glucagon-secreting α-cells have become resistant to insulin. (2020-04-20)

Non-invasive measurement of blood glucose possible
A group of researchers, led by Prof. Yuji Matsuura of Tohoku University's Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a method of measuring blood glucose using far infrared light, which is both harmless and non-invasive. (2016-02-04)

Glucose stabilization and the progression of diabetes
Here, Kim et al show argue that mild hyperglycemia per se promotes insulin resistance and sets the stage for type 2 diabetes. Also in this issue, Ryu et al. show that in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes, treatments blocking autoimmune responses can allow for successful beta cell engraftment to reverse the diabetic phenotype. (2001-06-26)

Probiotic helps treat diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy
Science may be one step closer to treating diabetes with a human probiotic pill, according to new Cornell University research. The researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagon-like peptide 1. They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days and found the rats receiving the engineered probiotic had up to 30 percent lower high blood glucose, a hallmark of diabetes. (2015-01-29)

The Homburg Cream and Sugar study
The Homburg Cream and Sugar study was designed to determine whether the measurement of postprandial triglyceride in addition to the assessment of glucose tolerance and traditional risk factors might improve the prediction of cardiovascular events. (2011-08-28)

Individual stress susceptibility and glucose metabolism are linked to brain function
Researchers at the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Mainz University Medical Center and the German Resilience Center (DRZ) in Mainz have now discovered that stress-induced mental disturbances in mice are directly linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. Normalizing the stress-induced alterations in glucose levels, using the anti-diabetic drug empagliflozin, restored spatial memory as well as long-term glucose metabolism. (2018-10-24)

Glucokinase activation enhances sugar craving in rodents
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that activation of an enzyme, glucokinase, in a region of the hypothalamus called the arcuate nucleus specifically increases glucose uptake. (2014-12-08)

Engineers use droplet microfluidics to create glucose-sensing microbeads
Tiny beads may act as minimally invasive glucose sensors for a variety of applications in cell culture systems and tissue engineering. (2012-05-18)

High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity
The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study published in PLOS One. (2019-05-24)

Study identifies blood glucose levels that predict 10-year risk of retinopathy
Individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-02-14)

Study: Metformin for breast cancer less effective at higher glucose concentrations
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online this month in the journal Cell Cycle shows that breast cancer cell growth, motility and aggression is promoted by excess glucose, as experienced by patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The study also showed that patients with high glucose may require higher doses of the drug metformin to achieve the same anti-cancer activity as patients with normal glucose levels. (2013-10-23)

Obese Black Teens At High Risk For Diabetes, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that Black teenagers have a greater risk of developing diabetes as adults than do their white counterparts. Researchers found significantly higher levels of three indicators for the onset of type II diabetes in obese Black adolescents, compared to those of obese white adolescents. (1999-03-01)

A stimulating approach to the treatment of diabetes
Scientists have discovered that electric stimulation of the brain regulated the metabolism of blood sugar (or glucose) and increased insulin sensitivity in a small patient group. (2018-05-23)

New clues to help diabetes and hypoglycemia
Australian scientists have found clues to why patients with insulin-dependent diabetes are often unable to sense their need to take life-saving glucose. (2002-09-26)

Diabetes blood glucose targets are risk free, research shows
Diabetes research led by the University of Exeter Medical School has underlined the importance of people with diabetes achieving their blood sugar goals, to reduce the risk of complications. The team analyzed people with a specific genetic change (Glucokinase Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young, or MODY), which means they have elevated blood glucose levels from birth. These higher levels mimic guidelines issued to people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (2014-01-15)

Glucose deficit affects young and old, could impact school schedules
Next time an older person says that thinking is exhausting, believe it. Concentration, researchers say, drains glucose from a key part of the brains of young and old rats, but dramatically more from older brains, which also take longer to recover. (2001-06-03)

Tear drops may rival blood drops in testing blood sugar in diabetes
Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood -- an advance that could save the world's 350 million diabetes patients the discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood used in traditional blood sugar tests. Their report appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (2011-11-09)

Glycemic stability may be important key to recovery from critical illness
Widely varying blood glucose levels may pose as great a threat, or possibly a greater threat, to critically ill patients as high, but steady, glycemic levels, according to researchers in Saudi Arabia, who will present their findings at the American Thoracic Society's 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 20. (2008-05-20)

Not such a 'simple' sugar -- glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease
Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. Targeting glucose-controlled systems in the body thus offers an exciting new option for regulating this response. (2017-05-30)

Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2014-07-28)

PolyU develops highly sensitive biosensor for measuring glucose in saliva
Recently, researchers in the Department of Applied Physics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have successfully developed an ultra-sensitive transistor-based biosensor which could detect glucose in saliva. The newly invented biosensor is highly sensitive to glucose and capable of measuring the range of glucose in saliva accurately in a convenient, safe and inexpensive manner. (2015-11-02)

Cholesterol drug hits diabetes with one-two punch, Tulane study says
Patients with type 2 diabetes may soon be able to control their glucose and their cholesterol levels with a single drug, according to a study led by Vivian A. Fonseca, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine and chief of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Diabetes Program. (2007-07-06)

Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said. (2017-10-19)

Dual-hormone artificial pancreas is a step closer for patients with Type 1 diabetes
For patients with Type 1 diabetes, a dual-hormone artificial pancreas system (also known as a closed-loop delivery system) improved the control of glucose levels and reduced the risk of hypoglycemia compared with conventional pump treatment in a trial published in CMAJ. (2013-01-28)

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