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How lack of sleep could lead to type 2 diabetes

2015-02-22 13:02
Research uncovers why sleep is important for curbing obesity, type 2 diabetes.

A first study helps explain why sleep is so important for curbing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers have uncovered how lack of sleep leads to metabolic problems.

Past studies have linked sleep disorders to weight gain and diabetes but why it happens has been somewhat

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Best Time To Exercise If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

2015-02-21 11:07
best time to exercise if you have type 2 diabetes

It is well accepted that physical activity is a critical and fundamental part of managing glucose levels in people with diabetes. Now the authors of a new study have identified what they believe to be the best time to exercise if you have type 2 diabetes.

Daily exercise is recommended for type 2 diabetes to help manage blood glucose and fat levels, which in tu

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Berry Compounds Anthocyanins Help Type 2 Diabetes

2015-02-19 14:02
berry compounds anthocyanins help type 2 diabetes

Compounds found in berries as well as other fruits, vegetables, and some grains, have been tested in humans and appear to be helpful in type 2 diabetes. The berry compounds, known as anthocyanins, are potent antioxidants that have a positive impact on factors involved in this common disease.

The pigments that are responsible for the red, purple, and blue colors of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and cereal grains are one class of flavonoid substances.

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Nightscout Helps Monitor Type 1 Diabetes Anywhere

2015-02-05 14:37
Nightscout monitors type 1 diabetes anywhere

The Nightscout Project is an example of what passionate individuals can do when they are tired of waiting for the medical community to find answers. In fact, the mantra of the DIY group involved with the Nightscout Project is “We are not waiting.”

Nightscout is a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) in the cloud (network of servers) project that allows children with type

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Inhalable Insulin Afrezza Joins Diabetes Treatment Options

2015-02-03 13:13
Inhalable insulin Afrezza

The long wait for people with diabetes for an alternative to injectable insulin may finally be over. An inhalable insulin called Afrezza Inhalation Powder (Sanofi and MannKind Corporation) has hit the market in the United States and is available by prescription, but it is not for everyone who uses insulin.

Scientists have been working for many years to develop alternatives to insulin injections for people with type 1 diabetes and for those with type 2 diabetes who need the hormone.

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Probiotic pill engineered to help treat diabetes

2015-02-01 12:25
Specially engineered probiotic stimulates insulin to treat diabetes.

Cornell scientists say the day may come when a probiotic could be used to treat diabetes. In a novel study, researchers used a probiotic pill, combined with an insulin stimulating hormone that lowers blood sugar. Targeting bacteria in the gut instead of the pancreas could mean a new diabetes treatment is on the horizon.

The researchers are testing the pill and have already licensed it so they can move forward with human studies.

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How Coconut Oil Regulates Insulin

2015-01-30 10:58
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A staggering 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and that number is on the rise with close to 2 million new diabetes diagnoses every year. You might be surprised to learn that coconut oil is a helpful dietary addition to the diabetic’s diet.

A study done in 2009 at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia found that a diet rich in coconut oil protected against insulin resistance.

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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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