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Diabetic Neuropathy May Respond to Fish Oil

2015-05-12 09:40
diabetic neuropathy and fish oil

Results of a new study suggest that fish oil may help restore the nerve damage associated with diabetic neuropathy. The study was conducted in mice, and there are plans to perform studies in diabetic patients with neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy affects about half of individuals who have diabetes.

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How Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease are Connected

2015-05-06 08:18
diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected

A new study provides significant evidence that diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease have a special relationship. Experts at Washington University School of Medicine report that high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can raise the levels of key protein fragments found in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Numerous previous studies have suggested the relationship between diabetes and the most common form of dementia.

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More morning protein could help treat type 2 diabetes

2015-05-02 19:45
Researchers say eating more protein in the morning could help keep blood sugars in check for diabetics.

University of Missouri-Columbia investigators have shown that eating more protein at breakfast can prevent blood sugar spikes for people trying to control type 2 diabetes.

One of the biggest challenges for people with diabetes is keeping glucose levels from going too high later in the day.

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Replacing one sugary drink with unsweetened tea, water lowers diabetes risk

2015-05-02 17:31
Replacing sugary drinks with water lowers risk of diabetes

A new study suggests that replacing one sugary drink, such as soda or sweetened milk, with water or unsweetened tea or coffee can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers recorded the beverage consumption of 25,639 adults between the ages of 40 and 70 years old in the UK who participated in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition

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Critical gene discovery could change type 2 diabetes treatment

2015-04-30 08:07
Gene mutation found to protect from type 2 diabetes

Researchers have made what they say is a critical gene discovery that could change the way type 2 diabetes is prevented and treated. The new finding uncovers a gene mutation that protects people from type 2 diabetes.

The investigation also showed the GLP1R gene mutation protects from diabetes but has no impact on obesity of

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Oral insulin protects high risk children from type 1 diabetes in first study

2015-04-22 07:34
Pilot study shows oral insulin safe and effective for preventing type 1 diabetes

New research funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Association found taking insulin by mouth helps boost immunity to prevent type 1 diabetes in children at high risk for the disease.

Results of a small pilot study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the first to show insulin provokes a protective immune response against type 1 diabetes.

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The happy balance between blood sugar control and diabetes cost saving

2015-04-14 19:11
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An article by Deborah Mitchell published in diabetes care, summarizes a study that suggests that many people with Type II Diabetes mellitus can stop home glucose monitoring and can eliminate the pain and stress for millions in both type I and type II as well as the costs (Finger stick several times a day).

This conclusion comes from a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The study conclusion is very interesting and purely monetary.

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What could childhood stress and type 1 diabetes have in common?

2015-04-11 10:57
Stress in childhood could triple risk of type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes develops when the immune system goes awry. But what triggers the disease to affect children is unknown. Now researchers have found a link between psychological stress and the development of diabetes.

According to the research published iDiabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), psychological stress in childhood related to any number of events bef

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Stop Monitoring for Type 2 Diabetes?

2015-04-04 12:50
stop self monitoring for type 2 diabetes

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London suggest that it’s possible for many people who have type 2 diabetes to stop self monitoring their blood glucose. If this approach is implemented, it could mean a significant cost savings and the elimination of discomfort and stress for millions of people.

Self monitoring for type 2 diabetes, as it does for type 1 diabetes, typically involves performing a finger prick several times a day to identify blood sugar levels.

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Eggs and diabetes: Are they good or bad?

2015-04-03 09:55
Eggs might lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Could eggs help thwart type 2 diabetes? Researchers from Finland suggest eating whole foods such as eggs might indeed help prevent the disease. Scientists found lower blood sugar levels and lower risk of type 2 diabetes among men studied who ate four eggs a week, compared to those who consumed just one egg a week.

The study that was carried out as part of the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, at the University of Eastern Finland in 1984 to 1989 found a thirty-seven percent lower chance

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