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.

Protein fragments may trigger type 1 diabetes in mice
07/29/2010 - A study at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has revealed a protein fragment that may be responsible for triggering type 1 diabetes in mice.
Study: Gestational diabetes test may also help predict onset of type 2 diabetes
07/28/2010 - There is evidence suggesting that the test that helps diagnose gestational diabetes may also have a predictive value when it comes to the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Texas scientists make inroads into possible type 1 diabetes cure
07/28/2010 - Type 1 diabetes is a currently incurable condition that affects some 340,000 Americans. Fortunately, recent genetic studies have shown that there may be ways to reverse the disease and improve these individuals’ quality of life.
Drinking coffee regularly may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
07/21/2010 - A new research study published by scientists from the Nagoya University Department of Applied Molecular Bioscience in Japan has revealed that drinking coffee may play a role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Dealing with Diabetes in the Summer Heat
07/08/2010 - Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics may develop diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) which makes it difficult to cope with the summer heat. A large number of people with diabetes have neuropathy (between 60% and 70%), which may affect the ability to sweat and therefore cool the body.
Avandia Safety
12/31/1969 - Avandia (a Type 2 Diabetes Medication) Update
A New Way to Check Blood Glucose Levels?
12/31/1969 - No More Pricking Fingers? We start out this week's diabetes news and research review with news about a new continuous glucose monitor which does not rely on pricking fingers for blood samples.
Does Diabetes Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
12/31/1969 - Diabetes and Cancer:  Are Diabetes Risk Factors and Treatments Linked to Cancer? We begin this week’s headlines with news from the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association which has published a review of literature that suggests that diabetes risk factors and treatments may be associated with cancer.
Gestational Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
12/31/1969 - Insulin Therapy and Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes
Weight Gain with Type 2 Diabetes Medications
12/31/1969 - Funding for Diabetes Research and Diabetes Treatments
Can Tequila Treat Diabetes?
12/31/1969 - Tequila Treats Diabetes?
Islet Cell Transplanation?
12/31/1969 - Islet Cell Transplantation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
The Economic Burden of Diabetes
12/31/1969 - Medications Put an Economic Burden on People with Diabetes Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice’s March 2010 issue brings to us an interesting article titled “Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on prescription medication burden and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.”   The researchers assessed the economic burden of d
How Diabetes Affects the Heart
12/31/1969 - ACCORD Trials Update: Studying Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
Does Processed Meat Increase the Risk of Diabetes?
12/31/1969 - Leptin and Type 1 Diabetes
Avandia and Heart Attack Risk
12/31/1969 - March brings the beginning of spring, so get your gardening clothes ready. If you are not sure about the exercise value of gardening, please read this article. Make sure that you drink lots of fresh water if the weather is hot and place your glucometer in your pocket, along with glucose tablets.
Depression and Diabetes
12/31/1969 - February is National Heart Awareness Month. Please make sure you know the symptoms of heart attacks, and talk your healthcare team about your cholesterol and lipid profiles. If you're not already, make this the year to become heart healthy.
A1c Control for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
12/31/1969 - Preventing Night-time Hypoglycemic Events There was an article in the February 5, 2010, issue of the Lancet titled "Manual closed-loop insulin delivery in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a phase 2 randomized crossover trial." The study was done by Dr. Roman Hovorka, PhD et al.
New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
12/31/1969 - FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research
12/31/1969 - Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research Headlines this week start with a DNA sweep which found new links to type 2 diabetes. Two studies published online in the journal Nature Genetics this week were the results of hundreds of scientists sifting through genetic data from 122,000 people.
Is an Artificial Pancreas on the Horizon?
12/31/1969 - The First Step Toward an Artificial Pancreas
What Best Treats Diabetic Retinopathy?
12/31/1969 - Here we are in 2010, and the headlines keep coming. We hope that these articles help you bring up new treatments and warnings about old ones when you visit your physician. Knowledge is your tool for good health and helps you become your own advocate.
Making Healthy Carb Decisions with Type 1 Diabetes
12/31/1969 - The new year brings resolutions for many of us. I'd encourage you to put this on your resolution list: make appointments to see all your physicians, which includes primary care, ophthalmologist, gynecologist, urologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, dentist, periodontist, and all others you have been told that you should see on a yearly basis.
Does Coffee Protect You from Diabetes?
12/31/1969 - Intense Blood Glucose Control and Cardiovascular Benefits for Type 2 Diabetes Patients One of our continuous mantras is: "Please keep your HbA1c below 7%." This is suggested by the ADA. Tight control has been linked to control of long-term complications of diabetes.
 
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