Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

Ballooning diabetes rates spark investment in research
12/14/2010 - The dramatic increase in cases of type 2 diabetes has had major public health consequences, and rates are projected to continue to increase. However, the diabetes epidemic has in recent months sparked greater investment in research aimed at finding a cure.
Moderate alcohol consumption may protect kidney transplant patients from diabetes
12/14/2010 - 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.
Researchers uncover signaling pathway that controls insulin production
12/14/2010 - 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.
Disease management programs may help diabetics control blood sugar
12/13/2010 - 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.
Groups applaud Congress for extending diabetes programs
12/10/2010 - Diabetes advocacy groups are praising the efforts of Congress following their renewal of funding for several diabetes initiatives.
Silencing a gene may benefit cardiovascular health of diabetics
12/10/2010 - 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.
Genetics are important in diabetes risk, but more research is needed
12/09/2010 - Genetic factors may play a large role in the development of obesity and, consequently, type 2 diabetes, but more research is needed to be able to turn this information into useful therapies, according to a new study from University of Oxford researchers.
Statement recommends more exercise for those with type 2 diabetes
12/09/2010 - Obese individuals and those with type 2 diabetes should exercise at least 150 minutes per week, according to a new joint policy statement from the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Risk of death from obesity identified
12/08/2010 - 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
12/08/2010 - 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
12/07/2010 - 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.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
12/06/2010 - 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.
Researchers discover molecular function that increases type 2 diabetes risk
12/06/2010 - 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
12/03/2010 - 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.
Frequent dieting may increase risk of diabetes
12/02/2010 - 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
12/01/2010 - 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.
Report shows impact of diabetes on life expectancy
12/01/2010 - Recent medical advancements have significantly improved the quality of life of individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, the findings of a new study suggest that individuals with the disease still live significantly shorter lives than those who do not suffer from diabetes.
Low levels of specific protein leads to inactivity, increases diabetes risk
11/30/2010 - 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.
Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce diabetes risk
11/30/2010 - The findings of a recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center indicate that moderate alcohol consumption may significantly reduce an individual's risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Many stop drinking following diabetes diagnosis
11/29/2010 - 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.
Investigators warn about the dangers of added sugars
11/29/2010 - High fructose corn syrup and other added sugars are increasingly becoming a part of many American's everyday lives. However, scientists are beginning to warn consumers that excessive intake of these sugars may lead to many health complications, including type 2 diabetes.
Advice from dietitians may help diabetics control their condition
11/24/2010 - Individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes know that maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the most important things they can do to control their disease. The findings of a new study suggest that the services of a registered dietitian may help individuals accomplish this goal.
Pressure may hinder the production of new fat
11/24/2010 - In a finding that could have major implications for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have shown that mechanical loads may prevent fat cells from producing new fat in the body.
Researchers determine the best exercise for blood sugar control
11/24/2010 - Adding aerobic exercise and resistance training to a treatment plan may significantly improve blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Louisiana State University.
Diabetes and depression more closely linked than thought
11/23/2010 - Researchers have long noticed a strong correlation between depression and type 2 diabetes, which has presented them with a classic chicken-and-egg scenario. Until recently, it has been difficult to determine which condition occurs first and causes the other, which makes it hard to address the root cause of either condition.
 

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