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Don’t Let Last Year’s Missteps Keep You Away from Getting a Flu Shot This...

People shouldn't let last year's flu vaccine debacle prevent them from getting a flu shot this year -- and that includes diabetics.

New Target for Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have identified a particular subset of cells that are linked to obesity-associated insulin resistance, and that offer a promising new target for the treatment of diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

In a large U.S. population-based study, metabolic syndrome patients had a 75 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Discovery May Help Diabetic Gastric Problem

Mayo Clinic researchers have found what may provide a solution to one of the more troubling complications of diabetes -- delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis.

Surgeons Create Functioning Pancreas in Patient’s Arm, Preventing Diabetes

A 55-year-old grandmother is producing insulin on her own after her islet cells were removed from her pancreas and implanted into her forearm a few weeks ago at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells

Researchers have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes. The breakthrough may one day lead to new treatments or even a cure for the millions of people affected by the disease, researchers say.

Modified Insulin Most Effective for Controlling Post-meal Blood Sugar Levels

Pre-mixed insulin analogues, a modified form of conventional pre-mixed human insulin, are more effective than long-acting analogues for controlling high blood sugar levels after meals in patients with type 2 diabetes.

New Study Demonstrates Glucose Device Rapidly Alleviates Major Symptom of Type 1 Diabetes in...

Hypoglycemia is difficult to treat, particularly in children younger than five years of age, because of difficulties in administering the correct glucose dose as well as patient compliance. Researchers presented data that demonstrated how a new approach that could change the way this disorder is managed in millions of pediatric diabetes patients worldwide.

Class of Diabetes Drugs Carries Significant Cardiovascular Risks

A class of oral drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may make heart failure worse, according to an editorial published online in Heart Wednesday by two Wake Forest University School of Medicine faculty members.

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