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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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Could a pill for parasites cure type 2 diabetes?

2014-10-07 21:23
A safe and effective anti-parasite drugs treats the cause of diabetes in mice

Scientists are working on a way to attack type 2 diabetes to reverse it with a safe and already approved medication currently used to get rid of parasites. Could the pill work in humans as well as it did in mice. If so, it could mean diabetes could be "cured".

Researchers have discovered a potential new way o tackle type 2 diabetes with an anti-parasite drug that rather than treating just glucose levels can help the body become more sensitive to the body

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Microneedle pill could eliminate injections for diabetes, Crohn's disease and more

2014-10-01 21:37
Microneedles in a capsule could replace injections

MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.

The finding could mean no more insulin injections for diabetics and it could also mean patients with cancer, Crohn's disease and other autoimmune disorders could swallow a capsule to obtain antibod

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Type 2 Diabetes No-Nos: What NOT to do if you have type 2

2014-09-25 10:15
Type 2 Diabetes Nutrition Solution

Whether you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been dealing with the disease for many years, it is vital to have the proper knowledge of what type 2 diabetes is, how it is best treated and your role in managing your disease.

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic disorders in which the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin and/or to use it properly.

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Interval Training is Best for Managing Blood Sugar

2014-09-04 07:49
running and managing blood sugar

Incorporating interval training into your daily walks is an excellent way to build fitness and manage blood sugar.

High intensity exercise has been shown to be more effective at improving blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, however, there has been a concern about starting intense workouts – such as running

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Eat well to help control type 2 diabetes

2014-09-01 15:32
A Mediterranean salad

The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.

The quality of dietary fats and carbohydrates consumed is a significant factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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