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Dwarfism genes may provide protection against diabetes
Individuals with a certain type of dwarfism may have a genetic protection against type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. Researchers hope that their findings could eventually lead to a new treatment for the disease in all individuals.
Researchers identify new pathway to solve insulin dependency
Whether an individual has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, they are often burdened by the need to take insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. However, a team of researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston has shown that it may be possible to control blood sugar without needing to inject insulin.
Handling fruit before blood sugar testing may throw off results
While eating more fruit can help diabetics minimize their risk of heart disease, it may lead to elevated blood sugar test results. However, this is not necessarily because their blood sugar is higher after eating a piece of fruit. Researchers Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo have found that tiny scraps of fruit can stay on the fingers of diabetics, which can throw off test results.
Blood sugar levels may predict future retinopathy risk
Individuals who have poorly controlled type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may be at greater risk of developing retinopathy, according to a new study from a team of French researchers. They found that persistently high levels of blood sugar are a strong indicator of future retinopathy risk.
Children at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to develop osteoporosis
Children who develop risk factors for type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood, according to a new study from Medical College of Georgia researchers.
Researchers test effects of bariatric surgery in lower BMI diabetes patients
While the best medicine for avoiding type 2 diabetes - eating well and exercising - may be relatively simple, it is something that many people have an extremely hard time doing. Because of this, a team of researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital is planning to test the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating the symptoms of diabetes in people who are overweight but not obese.
Omega-3s may fight diabetic retinopathy
One of the most common complications of type 2 diabetes is retinopathy. This condition has robbed more than 4 million diabetics of their eyesight and is expected to become even more common as the number of people with diabetes is expected to grow. However, a new study from researchers at Children's Hospital of Boston has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may be a useful tool in the fight against retinopathy.
Few diabetics are aware of the potential for kidney complications, study finds
Despite the fact that type 2 diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing kidney problems, a low percentage of patients are aware of the connection and even fewer know how to avoid kidney problems, according to a new study from a team of researchers from UK.
Low magnesium levels may increase the risk of complications in type 2 diabetics
A new study from a team of Brazilian researchers has found that low levels magnesium may worsen the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, as this often results in low levels of insulin and elevated blood sugar.
More education helps diabetics stick to treatment plans
While tremendous strides have been made in the last couple of decades in medications for treating type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, these advancements mean nothing if patients are unwilling or unable to following instructions for taking these drugs.
Liver disease associated with increased risk of death among diabetics
Individuals who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, in addition to type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to die from all causes, according to a new study from a team of Australian researchers.
Blocking immune cells may be key to preventing diabetic wounds
Many individuals who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes eventually develop wounds on their lower extremities that refuse to heal. Occasionally, these sores become so bad that the limb needs to be amputated. However, research from Loyola University may soon yield a new medication that could prevent this process, as scientists say they are getting close to a cure for the problem.
Evolutionary changes produce increased diabetes risk today, study finds
Genetic variations that occurred in humans' long distant past as a result of evolutionary demands may now be placing more individuals at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Stanford University. The findings may help doctors better understand patients' diabetes risks based on genetic and environmental factors.
Individuals with metabolic syndrome risk memory problems in addition to type 2 diabetes
Older individuals who have metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions which often leads to type 2 diabetes - may be at an increased risk of developing memory problems, according to a new study from a team of French researchers.
New dietary guidelines may curb rising diabetes rates
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released an updated list of dietary guidelines, which calls for vast reductions in the amount of fat and salt consumed by Americans. If followed closely, these guidelines may help halt skyrocketing type 2 diabetes rates.

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