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    Special cells could let you control your diabetes with coffee

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- A cup of coffee after a meal might be enough to keep diabetes under control, thanks to caffeine-triggered cells that have been engineered to release insulin

    Old TB Vaccine Improves Diabetes Blood Sugar Levels

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have just released long-term data from a controversial study that used a generic vaccine for tuberculosis to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The MGH researchers showed that three years after receiving two administrations of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine four weeks apart, all members of a group of adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels—an improvement that persisted for the following five years. Interestingly, the MGH team, which published their findings in npj Vaccines  through an article entited Long-term reduction in hyperglycemia in advanced type 1 diabetes: the value of induced aerobic glycolysis with BCG vaccinations —also reported that the effects of BCG vaccine on

    Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis: Insulin Levels Quickly Drop for Only 7 Years

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- The level of C-peptide is an indicator of how much insulin the body is producing. People with type 1 diabetes have low C-peptide levels as C-peptide is an amino acid byproduct of insulin. Researchers have known for a while that in the 5 years after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, C-peptide levels decline but what […]

    Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 -- Sometimes, the solution to a problem comes from an unexpected place. Here is a case in point: platypus venom might soon play a role in treating diabetes.

    Food restriction promotes damage reduction in rat models of type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- by Carlos Vinicius Dalto da Rosa, Jéssica Men de Campos, Anacharis Babeto de Sá Nakanishi, Jurandir Fernando Comar, Isabela Peixoto Martins, Paulo Cézar de Freitas Mathias, Maria Montserrat Diaz Pedrosa, Vilma Aparecida Ferreira de Godoi, Maria Raquel Marçal Natali There are several animal models of type 2 diabetes mellitus induction but the comparison between models is scarce. Food restriction generates benefits, such as reducing oxidative stress, but there are few studies on its effects on diabetes. The objective of this study is to evaluate the differences in physiological and biochemical parameters between diabetes models and their responses to food restriction. For this, 30 male Wistar rats were distributed in 3 groups (n = 10/group): control (C); diabetes with streptozotocin

    Study finds possible link between Type 2 diabetes and common white pigment

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- In a pilot study by a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide -- the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies -- were found in pancreas specimens with Type 2 diabetes, suggesting that exposure to the white pigment is associated with the disease.

    Diabetes may be an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer. Diabetes was associated with a more than twofold higher risk of pancreatic cancer in African Americans and Latinos, but recent-onset diabetes was associated with a 2.3-fold […]

    Does food insecurity pose a risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- Researchers examine if household food insecurity is linked to a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Food insecurity is a significant problem in Canada. It is the state of having limited or uncertain access to food due to financial problems. Statistics estimate that around 3.2 million Canadians were living in food-insecure households in 2014. These […] The post Does food insecurity pose a risk for developing type 2 diabetes? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

    Eating plant-based diet can reduce risk for heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Plant-based diets improve glycemic control, lead to weight loss, and improve cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new review published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

    Single blood sample can provide adequate confirmation of diabetes

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- The study, published June 19 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found evidence that a positive result for two standard diabetes markers in a single blood sample is a highly accurate predictor of diabetes and of major diabetes complications such as kidney disease and heart disease.

    Does losing weight in childhood reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes?

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A recent study investigated whether increased weight in children is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood. Weight gain can result from a poor diet and a lack of physical activity. A lack of physical activity can lessen the use of glucose within the body, as the cells do not […] The post Does losing weight in childhood reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

    New risk-prediction model may help identify diabetic patients at high risk of pancreatic cancer

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology.

    Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide succeeds in two phase 3a type 2 diabetes trials

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Novo Nordisk said that oral semaglutide succeeded in two phase 3a trials by registering statistically significantly greater reductions in HbA1c and weight in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    Influence of Lifestyle on Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- AbstractBackground Evidence is limited regarding the impact of healthy lifestyle practices on the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events among patients with diabetes. Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of an overall healthy lifestyle, defined by eating a high-quality diet (top two-fifths of Alternative Healthy Eating Index), nonsmoking, engaging in moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (≥150 min/week), and drinking alcohol in moderation (5 to 15 g/day for women and 5 to 30 g/day for men), with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD mortality among adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Methods This prospective analysis included 11,527 participants with T2D diagnosed during follow-up (8,970 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 2,557 men

    Novo, Kallyope link to develop obesity, diabetes therapies

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Novo Nordisk and Kallyope are joining forces to discover novel peptide therapeutics for obesity and diabetes.

    Researcher closes in on drug to reverse Type I diabetes

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Research at Massachusetts General Hospital looks increasingly like a long-term cure for type 1 diabetes, with a newly released study showing patients have normal blood sugar levels eight years after a clinical trial. In research published Thursday in journal npj Vaccines, patients who had been treated with the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine — an inexpensive, generic vaccine used around the world to prevent tuberculosis — had normal blood sugar levels eight years after the trial ended.…

    Sodium Chloride Fluid Infusion Rates Do Not Affect Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Sodium chloride content of intravenous fluids does not affect neurologic events in children with diabetic ketoacidosis.

    HbA1c Targets Should Be Personalized in Type 2 Diabetes

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Target HbA1c 7% to 8% for most patients with T2DM; deintensification of tx with HbA1c <6.5%

    Single Blood Sample Highly Predictive for Subsequent Diabetes Diagnosis

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A recent study supports the clinical use of a combination of fasting glucose and HbA1c levels from a single blood sample to identify undiagnosed diabetes.

    Kidney Function Decline Occurs Nearly Twice as Fast in Diabetes

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Long-term kidney disease trajectories were examined in patients with and without diabetes.