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Researchers uncover signaling pathway that controls insulin production
In a study that could have major implications for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have decoded the system used by the body to signal pancreatic beta cells when it is time to produce more insulin.
Moderate alcohol consumption may protect kidney transplant patients from diabetes
Kidney transplant patients are commonly advised to avoid drinking alcohol at any point. However, a new study from European researchers has found moderate levels of drinking may actually help these individuals avoid developing type 2 diabetes.
Almonds may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Adding more almonds to a diet may be an effective way to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Loma Linda University.
Disease management programs may help diabetics control blood sugar
Non-adherence to prescribed treatment plans is a major cause of hospitalization and death among individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, a new study has shown that disease management programs can help patients follow their doctor's orders more carefully, leading to improved health.
Silencing a gene may benefit cardiovascular health of diabetics
Silencing a particular gene may eliminate much of the cardiovascular risk associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Canadian researchers.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
Smoking is known to dramatically increase an individual's risk of heart disease. However, the problem is even more severe if that person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Despite this danger, many with the disease continue to use tobacco.
Risk of death from obesity identified
Obesity is becoming one of the largest public health concerns in today's society. While the condition has generally been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes, studies have been unable to determine the specific level of obesity at which risk is the greatest, until now.
Videogames may help youths make better lifestyle decisions
The obesity epidemic has spread to preteens and young adults in recent years. Some adolescents have even been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, a team of researchers is reporting that videogames may help combat this development.
Combination treatments involving insulin may lead to improved blood sugar control
Combining cutting edge medications with traditional treatments may provide the best results to individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from University of North Carolina researchers.
Researchers discover molecular function that increases type 2 diabetes risk
In a study that could have major implications for the treatment of metabolic disease like type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered a molecular switch that can turn off cellular mechanisms that protect against aging and metabolic dysfunctions.
Air pollution may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing obesity-related insulin resistance, which often develops into type 2 diabetes, according to new researchers from Ohio State University.
Many stop drinking following diabetes diagnosis
Drinking alcohol in excess can have particularly damaging consequences for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, a new study has found that following diagnosis, a surprising number of individuals quit drinking for good.
Frequent dieting may increase risk of diabetes
Yo-yo dieting may contribute to changes in the brain that contribute to overeating and weight gain during periods of stress, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. This state may significantly increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D levels connected to metabolic syndrome
Many individuals with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of diseases that significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, are more likely to have low levels of vitamins D, according to a new study from the University of California.
Low levels of specific protein leads to inactivity, increases diabetes risk
One of the most important things a person can do to combat the onset of type 2 diabetes is to lead an active life and get plenty of exercise. However, the findings of new study from the Stanford-Burnham Research Institute suggests that obese individuals may have an impaired ability to exercise, which may compound their risk for developing diabetes.

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