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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Food plays a major role in holiday parties, and having diabetes shouldn’t mean that you can’t participate in the festivities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Incorporating interval training into your daily walks is an excellent way to build fitness and manage blood sugar.
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.