Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

Can An Insulin Pump Protect Diabetics from Heart Disease?
08/18/2015 - People with type 1 diabetes who used an insulin pump to control their blood sugar were 58% less likely to have a fatal heart attack, stroke or other deadly cardiovascular disease than those who gave themselves daily insulin injections in a recent, 6.8-year study published in the British Medical Journal.
The Link Between High Blood Glucose and High Infection Risk
08/17/2015 - Scientists say they may have discovered the mechanism that triggers high glucose levels to unleash destructive molecules that hamper the body's natural immune defenses that fight infections.
The Coke Controversy: The Marketing Message That Could Spell Trouble for People Dealing with Diabetes and Obesity
08/10/2015 - Can people who are overweight or at risk for diabetes drop pounds and get healthy via exercise alone, without thinking about calories or what they eat? In the wake of a report in The New York Times about the Coca-Cola Company’s $1.5-million funding of the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) and its researchers, experts say the group’s focus on burning calories through activity— and downplaying of the role food intake plays—could spell trouble for people with blood-sugar or weight concerns.  
Using Marijuana to Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain
07/28/2015 - A new randomized, controlled study from the University of California at San Diego finds that inhaling cannabis can blunt diabetic neuropathic pain for several hours.
Can Chemicals in Plastics Boost Teens' Risk of Diabetes?
07/19/2015 - Teens who eat food that's been packaged in plastic wrap or stored in plastic food containers may be at higher risk of getting diabetes, according to new research published in the July 2015 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Diabetes and Depression: How Telemedicine is Successfully Treating Both
06/03/2015 - Telemedicine is changing the way people manage diabetes and depression. Find out how technology is helping people become healthier, and learn the pitfalls to avoid.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Hormone Health
05/11/2015 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
t:flex Large Capacity Insulin Pump for Diabetes is Available
05/02/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the t:flex™ insulin pump for marketing. The pump, manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care, can store the largest amount of insulin (480 units) of any pump available in the United States.
New study links BPA exposure to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
10/24/2011 - High levels of exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA as it is commonly known, may increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers find link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes
10/23/2011 - African American women may be significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives if they experience gestational diabetes while they are pregnant, according to a new study from a team of Kaiser Permanente researchers.
Moving to better neighborhoods may help individuals lower their type 2 diabetes risk
10/19/2011 - Simply moving to a more prosperous community may help individuals significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a new study out of the University of Chicago.
Neural stem cell transplants may improve type 1 diabetes treatments
10/17/2011 - Transplanting a patient's neural stem cells to their pancreas may be a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Japanese researchers.
Researchers identify molecular pathway that may become target of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes medications
10/16/2011 - There are many causes of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Now, a team of researchers from Stanford University may have found a common treatment for both disorders.
Disease management shown to be effective tool for glucose regulation in type 2 diabetics
10/10/2011 - In order to control the rising cost of treating type 2 diabetes and improve the health of individuals with the condition, experts say diabetics need to be prepared to care for themselves.
Researchers uncover link between breast cancer treatment and type 2 diabetes
10/09/2011 - Tamoxifen is one of the most widely prescribed drugs to prevent a recurrence of breast cancer in women who have been treated for the condition, but new research suggests that the drug may contribute to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers to investigate female hormone's role in metabolic processes
10/04/2011 - Estradiol, a hormone similar to estrogen that is commonly associated with female functions, may play an important role in the metabolic health of both men and women, and a team of researchers is trying to determine whether or not it can be connected to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Shift work may cause hormonal changes that increase type 2 diabetes risk
10/03/2011 - Working an overnight shift may cause metabolic changes in individuals that make them more prone to obesity, putting them at risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
New study explains why different types of fat have different health effects
10/02/2011 - Saturated fats activate a key metabolic pathway associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, while polyunsaturated fats like omega-3s shut this pathway down, according to a new study from a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego.
Study determines potential cause for diabetes-cancer link
09/28/2011 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes are known to be at a higher risk for developing certain forms of cancer. However, medical professionals have been largely unclear on some of the potential causes for this correlation.
Researchers find cellular abnormalities cause some people's bodies to store more fat, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes
09/27/2011 - Dysfunctions in the fat cells of some individuals may predispose them to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study from a team of Swedish researchers. They said they hope their findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target these irregularities.
Improving type 2 diabetes treatment outcomes may be key to controlling healthcare costs
09/26/2011 - Lowering healthcare costs while improving treatment outcomes are among the top concerns of medical professionals and lawmakers at the moment. Improving the care of individuals with type 2 diabetes may be one of the most effective areas to begin addressing these problems.
Researchers find high risk of side effects associated with two new type 2 diabetes medications
09/21/2011 - Two new drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may be associated with an increased risk of severe pancreatic and thyroid side effects, according to a new study out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Type 2 diabetes may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
09/19/2011 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they grow older, according to a new study from a team of Japanese researchers.
Researchers uncover rising prevalence of alcohol-related deaths among type 1 diabetics
09/14/2011 - Individuals with type 1 diabetes are commonly advised to avoid drinking alcohol, as this may interfere with their blood sugar management. Yet, a new study indicates that many individuals with the condition may be ignoring this advice.
Amount and length of time a person has been obese impact type 2 diabetes risk
09/12/2011 - A person's "lifetime dose" of obesity may be a better predictor of their risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a single reading of their body mass index, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan.
 

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