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.

Cinnamon may protect prediabetics from developing type 2 diabetes
09/13/2010 - A study conducted by chemists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that cinnamon - which is known to contain powerful antioxidative compounds - could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Study links obesity and type 2 diabetes to infertility in women
09/13/2010 - Insulin resistance - defined by persistently elevated levels of insulin and the abnormal regulation of blood sugar - is a common characteristic of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, it is also a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common cause of infertility and affects up to one in 10 women.
Fish oils could help reduce inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes
09/13/2010 - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids in reducing inflammation and insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes.
Scientists: People with undiagnosed diabetes should be screened for chronic kidney disease
09/09/2010 - According to a study that will be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology, millions of Americans with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes may be unaware that they have chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Gastrointestinal symptoms may be linked to type 2 diabetes
09/09/2010 - Several studies have reported that gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms may be closely linked to type 2 diabetes. However, more evidence is needed, as epidemiological data has been somewhat inconsistent and the frequency of upper and lower GI symptoms varies between different ethnic groups and populations.
Scientists: People with undiagnosed diabetes should be screened for chronic kidney disease
09/09/2010 - According to a study that will be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology, millions of Americans with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes may be unaware that they have chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Insulin resistance can affect the arteries of type 2 diabetics
09/08/2010 - A study published in the May issue of Cell Metabolism reports that insulin resistance may affect the arteries of people who have type 2 diabetes.
Hemoglobin levels differ in African-American and Caucasian type 1 diabetics
09/08/2010 - According to researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Children's Hospital of New Orleans, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) responds differently to blood glucose in Caucasian and African-American children.
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.
Overeating has bigger consequences in families with a history of type 2 diabetes
09/07/2010 - Australian researchers have revealed that healthy people who are genetically predisposed for type 2 diabetes gain more weight when they overeat.
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.
 
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