Monthly Archives: April 2009
Eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men's risk of heart failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health.
New research highlighting the relationship between steroids and insulin requirements suggests a possible treatment algorithm in post-liver transplant patients.
Being sick by itself can raise your blood glucose. Moreover, illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose. In addition, diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of the flu.
Obese workers with type 2 diabetes report less productivity on the job than their normal-weight co-workers, and diabetes in itself has an effect on work impairment.
Increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT), which can cause heart attack and stroke in many patients, is significantly related to diabetes and hypertension.
Having hypoglycemic (low blood sugar level) episodes that are severe enough to require hospitalization are associated with a greater risk of dementia for older adults with type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have found that people who sleep too much or not enough are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
Strong evidence shows that sugary drinks are an important contributor to the epidemic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States.
Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect both sensitivity to the hormone insulin and how the body handles fats, creating medical conditions that increase susceptibility to heart attack and stroke.
Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures.
The use of pancreatic islets (hormone-producing cells) is increasing in diabetes research and may play an important role in future treatments.
The majority of patients with type 1 diabetes who underwent a certain type of stem cell transplantation became insulin free, several for more than three years, with good glycemic control, and also increased C-peptide levels.
Research team found that by using precursor cells that had not completely differentiated, the transplanted cells could regenerate into fully functional beta cells.
People with schizophrenia are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Lower weight at birth may increase inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
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