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Scientists test efficiency of BCG vaccination in type 1 diabetes treatment
07/29/2010 - Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Iacocca Foundation have announced the completion of the first phase of clinical trials for type 1 diabetes, which suggest that bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination may prove to be a viable treatment.
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.
Research uncovers 20 genes that increase osteoporosis risk
07/21/2010 - The immediate cause of osteoporosis may be vitamin D deficiency, but the often-crippling condition tends to run in families, and researchers have been working for many years to pinpoint the exact genetic basis for the disease.
In an effort to fight osteoporosis, Canadian researchers update vitamin D guidelines
07/20/2010 - It has long been known that individuals who spend time indoors, use sunscreen, or live in high latitudes are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to health complications, including osteoporosis. With this in mind, Canadian researchers have released updated guidelines on recommended vitamin D intake, especially in northern populations.
Study finds evidence of a link between thyroid disease and Agent Orange exposure
07/20/2010 - Recent research has found that although Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the war do not appear to be at a higher risk of thyroid cancer, there may be a significantly higher incidence of Graves' disease among that segment of the population.
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.
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
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.

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