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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
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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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Impact of TV, Sitting on Type 2 Diabetes Risk

2015-04-01 18:19
impact of TV, sitting on type 2 diabetes risk

People who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes may reduce their chances by getting up and walking away from the TV. The team at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, which conducted the study, has also been awarded a grant to help implement their findings in a community-based lifestyle intervention project to help reduce type 2 diabetes risk.

Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease, and it’s been shown that modifying factors such as diet, exercise, stress,

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Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Weight Gain

2015-03-26 12:11
type 2 diabetes drugs and weight gain

Overweight and obesity are generally associated with type 2 diabetes, so it seems sensible you would not want to treat the disease with drugs that can cause weight gain. Although an increase in body fat has been observed for some time with use of certain type 2 diabetes drugs, a research team believes they now know why.

Among the different classes of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes are thiazolidinediones (

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug Could Help Diabetes

2015-03-18 15:30
erectile dysfunction drug could help diabetes

A research team has found that an erectile dysfunction drug could help treat a common complication of diabetes called peripheral neuropathy. Thus far, the studies have been conducted in animals only, but the investigators suggest their findings could lead to a new way to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy among individuals with either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes is the most common complication of this disease.

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Gene therapy offers new hope for diabetic neuropathy

2015-03-06 11:57
Gene therapy could help repair diabetes nerve damage

Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as neuropathy that is painful, permanent, irreversible and progressive. The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in the extremities is a feeling of numbness and tingling and sharp, stabbing pain, especially in the feet. Researchers at Northwestern University have uncovered a new way to help diabetics get relief from diabetic neuropathy.

Researchers for the study that included 84 patients found patients with diabetes who were given two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 reported pain relief for more than a yea

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