Diabetes News and Research

As a patient, it’s so important to understand your condition. This is especially true for people with diabetes. Though diabetes has no known cure right now, you should be aware of the recent medical advances and discoveries as researchers work on finding a cure and improving treatments.

Having access to up-to-date news about diabetes research is one of the best ways to become an educated patient. That’s why we’ll update you with weekly research and treatment information, so that you can take the best care of your diabetes, whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational.

The goal is to make you an informed person who can talk with ease about diabetes, not just with relatives and friends but also with your doctor. The more you know, the more involved you can be in your healthcare decisions.

Obesity may lead to insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes
09/07/2010 - Research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has revealed that insulin may reduce the inflammation that is caused by obesity, thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Hepatitis C may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
09/06/2010 - Scientists have known for years that people who have Hepatitis C are up to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. An Australian research team has confirmed that these individuals have a high level of insulin resistance in muscle, a common precursor to the disease.
Genes leading to insulin sensitivity may not be stimulated in type 2 diabetics
09/06/2010 - A study conducted at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has shown that obese people carry abnormal genes and proteins that may contribute to insulin resistance.
Impaired self-control can be a symptom of type 2 diabetes
09/02/2010 - A study published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine reports that type 2 diabetes - a very common disease associated with obesity - may be associated with an inability to resist the temptation of food. The neurological changes that result from poor impulse control may exacerbate diabetes.
Gastric bypass may help regulate insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics
09/01/2010 - Research presented at the Endocrine Society's 92nd annual meeting has revealed that gastric bypass surgery could potentially benefit patients with type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes and socioeconomic status may be linked in black women
08/31/2010 - A research team at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found a link between socioeconomic status and the risk for type 2 diabetes in African American women.
Kidney damage may increase the mortality rate of type 1 diabetes patients
08/31/2010 - According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, type 1 diabetes patients who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage may have a higher rate of mortality.
Surgical procedure may result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetics
08/26/2010 - Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania have discovered a link between the central nervous system and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Gene variants associated with risk for type 1 diabetes may also be protective
08/26/2010 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that gene variants associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes may actually have some beneficial qualities.
Evidence found linking type 2 diabetes and many cancers
08/25/2010 - Experts at the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society have revealed emerging evidence that connects type 2 diabetes and the incidence of cancer.
Obesity and weight gain later in life may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
08/25/2010 - A study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that people over age 65 who are obese, carry excess fat around the waist or gain weight later in life have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Researchers explore whether type 2 diabetes induces the development of cancer
08/24/2010 - Swedish researchers have set out to determine why individuals with type 2 diabetes seem to have a higher risk of developing cancer.
Scientists compare risk of two medications for type 2 diabetes
08/24/2010 - Research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has revealed that the risk of heart disease and death were similar for type 2 diabetes patients who took either rosiglitazone or pioglitazone.
Advanced treatment has reduced death rate from type 1 diabetes
08/23/2010 - A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reports that advanced treatment and care have reduced the overall death rates of patients with type 1 diabetes.
Research reveals 12 genomic regions associated with type 2 diabetes
08/23/2010 - Scientists from the University of Michigan have found 12 regions of the genome that have DNA variants associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Urbanization is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes
08/19/2010 - A new study published in Public Library of Science Medicine reports that migrating to urban areas may be associated with a rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
New study suggests link between childhood obesity and poor bone health
08/19/2010 - Research has shown that overweight children who do not receive enough exercise may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, a study recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that these children may also be at risk for osteoporosis.
Gene associated with type 2 diabetes may be related to protein in sea creatures
08/18/2010 - According to a study conducted at Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences in London, new insight has been shed upon type 2 diabetes with the discovery of a protein released by sea creatures.
Surgery for cancer may be dangerous for type 2 diabetics
08/18/2010 - A study published in the April 2010 issue of the journal Diabetes Care has revealed that type 2 diabetes patients who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die after the operation than cancer patients without diabetes.
Chinese herb may lessen the effects of type 2 diabetes
08/17/2010 - Research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai, China has revealed that emodin - a natural product extracted from herbs such as Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum - may be a useful treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Bone mass may be directly related to metabolic health
08/17/2010 - According to two recent studies that are published in this month's edition of Cell, there may be a key molecular link between bone remodeling and metabolism. Researchers found evidence that bone acts as an endocrine organ through the release of osteocalcin hormone, which causes cells in the pancreas to produce insulin.
Recurring gestational diabetes may lead to birth complications
08/17/2010 - A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies may experience a recurrence during their third pregnancy.
Proteins identified in type 2 diabetes-induced erectile dysfunction
08/16/2010 - According to a study published in the March issue of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered molecular changes associated with erectile dysfunction induced by type 2 diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk of developing liver disease
08/16/2010 - Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital, the University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Canada report that adults newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are at risk for developing serious liver disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids may not prevent heart disease for type 1 diabetics
08/15/2010 - A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has revealed that consuming more omega-3 fatty acids does lower the risk of heart disease for women with type 1 diabetes.
 

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