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Study: Increased Nighttime Blood Pressure May Be Linked To Higher Risk For Congestive Heart...

Having a relatively high blood pressure level at night may increase the risk for congestive heart failure, according to a study in the June 28 issue of JAMA.

Studies: New Therapy May Mean Less Dietary Restrictions for Celiac Sufferers

Scientists have discovered what may be a successful non-dietary therapy for celiac sprue, an inherited inflammatory disorder of the small intestine that impacts an estimated 1 in 200 people around the world.

Race May Be Risk Factor For Insulin Resistance

Black women, even if their weight is normal, may be at increased risk for insulin resistance, a condition associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart vessel disease, according to new research by Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Study Reveals High Rate Of Diabetes In Rural India

Populations in rural India may be set for an epidemic of diabetes according to new research conducted by The George Institute for International Health and published today in Diabetes Care.

Progress Being Made In Exploring Potential Use Of Stem Cells To Treat Heart Disease

Scientists are making headway in exploring the potential future use of stem cells to treat heart disease, according to a review article in the current issue of Nature.

Research Links Coffee To Lower Diabetes Risk

Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have found drinking decaffeinated coffee may lower a person's risk for type 2 diabetes.

Report: Increased Sensitivity To Nerve Signals Keeps Diabetes at Bay

Nerve signals relayed directly to the pancreas after eating a meal play a critical role in normal blood sugar control, according to a report in Cell Metabolism. Therefore, drugs that increase the sensitivity to such signals might offer a new approach to diabetes treatment, the researchers said.

Study: Blacks With Diabetes Are Under-Diagnosed for Obesity

Obesity is under-diagnosed in people with diabetes overall and especially in African-Americans, even though both conditions are more prevalent in African-Americans than whites, a new study finds.

Study: Enzyme Defect Leads To Hyperinsulinism

A recent study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry confirms that mutations in an enzyme called glutamate dehydrogenase can cause congenital hyperinsulinism.

One-Third of Adults With Diabetes Still Don’t Know They Have It

Study notes that type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diabetes cases and virtually all undiagnosed diabetes cases.

Door To Potential Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes Opens

Researchers have identified an unsuspected role of a protein named SHP-1 that could constitute a new therapeutic path against Type 2 Diabetes.

Physicians Too Quick To Amputate Despite Medical Advances

Non-traumatic amputations – those caused by arterial blockages related to diabetes, smoking, obesity and vascular system complications – are occurring at an alarming rate. Yet physicians may be too quick to amputate as 85 percent of them may be preventable.

Trial: Ground-Breaking Success for Diabetic Nerve Therapy

A potentially ground-breaking treatment for nerve damage caused by diabetes has shown promising results in preclinical and early patient trials.

Study: Brain Function Not Impaired By Tight Diabetes Control and Hypoglycemia

The landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial showed conclusively that tight blood glucose control significantly reduces the risk of developing complications of diabetes such as eye, kidney and nerve disease. But the DCCT also showed that tight control -- achieved by taking three or more insulin injections daily -- can come at a cost.

Physical Activity Linked to Improved Glucose Control in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels).

Report: Gardenia Fruit Compound Starting Point For Diabetes Therapy

A Gardenia fruit extract traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of type 2 diabetes does indeed contain a chemical that reverses some of the pancreatic dysfunctions that underlie the disease, researchers report in Cell Metabolism. The chemical therefore represents a useful starting point for new diabetes therapies, they said.

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