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Diabetic Women Get Less Intense Treatment of Heart Disease than Men

Women with type 2 diabetes and heart disease have poorer control of both diseases and receive less intensive medical treatment than do men, a large new study found.

Most Ongoing Diabetes Trials Do Not Include Outcomes Important to Patients

An analysis of ongoing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in diabetes finds that only about 20 percent have as primary outcomes results that patients consider important, such as illness, pain, effect on function and death, according to a study.

Researchers Identify Gene that Regulates Glucose Levels

In an effort to understand how genes work, a collaborative study has identified a gene that regulates glucose levels.

Long-term Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk of Diabetes

Licensed pesticide applicators who used chlorinated pesticides on more than 100 days in their lifetime were at greater risk of diabetes, according to researchers.

Study Links Vitamin D, Type 1 Diabetes

Sun exposure and vitamin D levels may play a strong role in risk of type 1 diabetes in children, according to new findings by researchers.

Researchers Identify Gene that Regulates Glucose Levels and Increases Risk for Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have helped identify a genetic variant that regulates glucose levels and also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

IDF Urges Healthcare Providers to Address the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep...

Recent research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely related, and that both disorders have significant implications on public health and on individuals.

Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function

A study suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.

Promising Advances in Islet Cell Transplants for Diabetes

Researchers have modified the procedure for islet cell transplantation and achieved insulin independence in diabetes patients with fewer but better-functioning pancreatic islet cells.

Individuals with Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Still Capable of Producing Insulin

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston have discovered that a significant portion of people who have had type 1 diabetes for 50 or more years still have the capacity to produce insulin.

Drug Lowers Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes by 81% in Multicenter Study

Individuals in a prediabetic state who were treated with the oral medication pioglitazone were 81 percent less likely to convert to diabetes than those who received a placebo.

Severe Insulin Resistance may Increase Rate of Pregnancy and Birth Complications

Testing pregnant women for insulin resistance with a simple blood test may be a new tool for predicting problems during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Moderate Fitness Lowers Risk of Death for Normal Weight or Obese Men with Type...

Being even moderately physically fit lowers a diabetic man's risk of death, regardless of his weight, according to a new study.

Fatty Liver Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease

For patients with type 2 diabetes, a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may be an important risk factor for diabetes-related chronic kidney disease, according to a study in the August Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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