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Diabetes Care

Type 1 Diabetes Prevented in Mice

2015-01-22 14:13
type 1 diabetes prevented in mice

A team of scientists say they have developed a way to stop the process that results in type 1 diabetes. The study, which was conducted using a mouse model, also helped clarify the role of a certain type of T cell in type 1 diabetes.

This new study is the latest of several that have been published in recent years concerning attempts to stop the development of the autoimmune disease

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Tattoo Could Measure Blood Glucose in Diabetes

2015-01-17 14:56
tattoo measures blood glucose in diabetes

Among the most common wish of people with diabetes is a way to measure blood glucose without needles. A group of nanoengineers has developed a temporary tattoo that could grant that wish, but it’s still in the testing stages.

Needle-less measurement of blood glucose levels has been a goal of numerous researchers for many years, and the quest has resulted in some innovative approaches, which are explained later.

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Advanced research reveals new type 1 diabetes finding

2014-12-21 11:53
One in three people with type 2 diabetes continue to secrete insulin, finds new study

A first of a kind study has found one in three people with type 1 diabetes continue to produce insulin. Some patients still secrete insulin 40 years after first being diagnosed. The finding, according to researchers, has major implications for how type 1 diabetes is treated.

Research published in the journal Diabetes Care erases the long-held notion that type 1 diabetes destroys the body's ability to produce insulin.

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Diabetes-Friendly Guide To Holiday Dinners and Parties

2014-12-09 10:44
Holiday food for diabetics

Food plays a major role in holiday parties, and having diabetes shouldn’t mean that you can’t participate in the festivities.

Doctor Karin Hehenberger, the founder of Lyfebulb, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with chronic conditions invest in themselves and achieve their optimal lifestyle, has easy tips t

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Breath Test Could be Boon for Type 1 Diabetes

2014-11-28 10:17
breath test for type 1 diabetes

Imagine taking a simple breath test to identify whether a child has type 1 diabetes or if someone with the disease is developing a potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers in the United Kingdom did more than imagine it; they have discovered a way that may do it.

A scientific team at the University of Oxford, under the direction of Professor Gus Hancock of the Department of Chemistry, has learned that the presence of acetone in the breath may be an early si

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Another reason to eat yogurt uncovered

2014-11-25 07:56
Yogurt may protect from type 2 diabetes

Harvard researchers claim eating a serving of yogurt daily could help lower our risk of developing type 2 diabetes when incorporated into an otherwise healthy diet. The finding, published in the journal BMC medicine, also sheds more light on how probiotics work to keep us healthy.

The study showed yogurt appeared to help stave off type 2 diabetes even after taking into account other factors like body mass index (BMI) and other chronic diseases.

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Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Disease You May Not See

2014-11-23 10:02
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Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that can sneak up on you without warning. You can literally be blindsided by this complication of diabetes—significant or complete loss of vision can result--yet a little knowledge and action can help prevent you from falling victim to the condition.

Diabetic retinopathy is sneaky

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Thirty year old blood pressure pill could be first cure for type 1 diabetes

2014-11-06 22:36
Common blood pressure pill to be tested as type 1 diabetes cure

Could it be possible that a 30-year old blood pressure pill could cure type 1 diabetes in humans? Mouse studies suggest it might indeed be possible, based on a decade of research that has lead to a clinical trial in humans beginning next year.

The common blood pressure drug, known as verapamil, lowers blood pressure and reduces the workload of the heart.

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Controlling diabetes could be easier with the help of one tiny protein

2014-11-06 20:52
Small protein could prevent, treat type 2 diabetes

Researchers have discovered a tiny protein that is linked to aging could play a big role in controlling blood sugar levels for those with diabetes. Findings published by Indiana University School of Medicine in the journal Diabetes found the protein, Sestrin 3, plays a critical role in controlling insulin sensitivity and glucose production.

What the researchers propose is a new target for treating type 2 diabetes that could be developed from the protein. Sestrin 3 could also be developed to prevent diabetes.

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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes could be treated the same by targeting toxic hormone

2014-10-24 19:57
Research suggests toxic hormone causes both type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Scientists recently found compelling evidence that diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 may stem from the same cause. The finding could mean new drugs that target a hormone to preserve function of beta cells in the pancreas.

Universities of Manchester and Auckland researchers explain amylin and insulin are both produced by the pancreas. Amylin, like insulin, is also important for controlling blood sugar.

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