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Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- The clinic parking lot in Berne, Ind., where some of the Amish residents carry a genetic mutation that may have life-extending benefits.

Study: Zinc Supplementation Lowered Insulin Resistance and Cholesterol

Sunday, November 19, 2017 -- Zinc is an essential trace element that we humans need to get from our daily diet. It plays a role in hormonal balance and this study might be showing just how important it is to get enough of. Researchers conducted a year long randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial to find out how supplementing […]

Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- Researchers found that modifying blood stem cells to raise their levels of a T cell-blocking protein called PD-L1 reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.

Breastfeeding With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -- The benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and child are well-established and breastfeeding their newborn is an important goal for many women. There is much to learn about breastfeeding, and women with diabetes may wonder if there are specific diabetes-related considerations. Here, I address some common questions and challenges for women with diabetes who choose […]

Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- “Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question. Experts Weigh In Dr. Richard Steed, an endocrinologist from Georgia with 25 years […]

Psoriasis severity may influence type 2 diabetes risk

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A study shows that not only is psoriasis independently tied to risk of type 2 diabetes, but that the risk rises with severity of the skin disease.

Having Diabetes Changes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Kids and Young Adults

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- The reason having diabetes changes the risk for sudden cardiac death doesn’t have to do simply with having diabetes but with the way most people manage it. For example, an A1c of 5.5 with a low standard of deviation in a person with diabetes is going to lead to different risk levels than someone with […]

Are Insulin Pumps Safer for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Researchers studied the use of either multiple daily injections or insulin pumps to manage type 1 diabetes in young adults. Insulin is made in the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces either little or no insulin. Multiple daily doses of insulin from an external source are required to maintain proper body function. Two […] The post Are Insulin Pumps Safer for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

Type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of aggressive breast cancer in African American women

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer.

Diabetic Neuropathies on the Rise

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes. A new study has found that two rare diabetic neuropathies are on the rise in the United States... The post Diabetic Neuropathies on the Rise appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Common ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Two oxygen-producing compounds – including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents – might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.

Are Fatty Acids in Our Blood a Predictor for Type 2 Diabetes?

Sunday, November 19, 2017 -- By analyzing fatty acids are in the blood, a team of researchers think they can predict whether a patient may develop type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a long-term metabolic disorder that arises when our body is no longer responding properly to insulin – a hormone that tells our muscles and liver to stow […] The post Are Fatty Acids in Our Blood a Predictor for Type 2 Diabetes? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

Does Diabetes Make You Itch?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Diabetes can affect your skin in itchy ways. How does this happen, and what can you do about it? Learn more about how diabetes can make you itch... The post Does Diabetes Make You Itch? appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Is There a Link Between Trimethylamine-N-oxide and Type 2 Diabetes?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- In a study published American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers determine if there is a possible association between trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) and type 2 diabetes. Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a metabolite synthesized in the liver by trimethylamine, which is generated from our natural gut bacteria. The precursor for TMAO is dietary trimethylamine-containing compounds, including phosphatidylcholine, choline, and […] The post Is There a Link Between Trimethylamine-N-oxide and Type 2 Diabetes? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

Diabetic Retinopathy Ups Fall Risk (CME/CE)

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- Large population-based study found strongest association for those with mild to moderate DR

Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Boosting levels of a the immunosuppressive protein PD-L1 in blood stem cells halts diabetes in a mouse model of the disease.

Workplace bullying and violence are risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -- Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, for both men and women, according to new research published

EndoBreak: The Rising Price Tag of Diabetes; Faultless Obesity?

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world

Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients can increase mortality risk, study finds

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds a study by Cardiff University.

Incidence and relative risk of stroke in the diabetic and the non-diabetic population between 1998 and 2014: A community-based stroke register

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- by Andrea Icks, Heiner Claessen, Tatjana Kvitkina, Maria Narres, Michael Weingärtner, Stefan Schwab, Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas One major objective of the St. Vincent Declaration was to reduce excess risk of stroke in people with diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study is to estimate the trend of incidence and relative risk of stroke in the diabetic and the non-diabetic populations in Germany over a 17-year period. We estimated age–sex standardised incidence rates of all stroke and ischaemic stroke in people with and without diabetes based on an ongoing prospective community-based stroke register covering 105,000 inhabitants. Time trends were analysed using Poisson regression. In total, 3,111 individuals (diabetes: 28.4%, men 46.9%, mean age 73.1 years (SD 13.2)) had a first