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Insulin, Metformin Do Not Reduce Inflammatory Biomarkers for Diabetes Patients

In patients with recent onset type-2 diabetes, treatment with insulin or the diabetes drug metformin did not reduce inflammatory biomarkers, although the treatment did improve glucose control

Exercise Alone Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Sedentary Adolescents

A moderate aerobic exercise program, without weight loss, can improve insulin sensitivity in both lean and obese sedentary adolescents.

DNA Mutations Linked to Diabetes

Genes that regulate the energy consumption of cells have a different structure and expression in type II diabetics than they do in healthy people.

Vine May Be a Valuable Dietary Supplement for Metabolic Syndrome

A fast-growing vine that has gobbled up some 10 million acres in the Southeast, may prove to be a valuable dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.

People with Type 2 Diabetes Not Meeting Important Nutritional Recommendations

People with type 2 diabetes are not consuming sufficiently healthy diets and could benefit from ongoing nutritional education and counseling, according to a new study.

Diabetes Advance: Researchers Find Gene That Causes Resistance to Insulin

A breakthrough has uncovered a new gene that could lead to better treatment of type 2 diabetes, as well as a better understanding of how this widespread disease develops.

Team Reveals Molecular Mechanism Underlying a Form of Diabetes

Researchers have discovered a new molecular mechanism that regulates specialized pancreatic cells and insulin secretion. Findings may help identify new molecular targets for treating both rare and common forms of diabetes and hyperinsulinemia.

Regular CGM Use Increases Diabetes Control for All Age Groups

Studies link improvements in diabetes control to frequency of use and demonstrate continued improvements 12 months after use, with remarkably low occurence of severe hypoglycemia.

Size of Fat Cells and Waist Size Predict Type 2 Diabetes in Women

New, long-range research shows that large abdominal fat cells and/or waist-to-height ratios are key indicators of future diabetes.

Children with Fatter Midsection at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Children with more fat around their midsections could be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers say.

A New Molecule to Combat Diabetes and Obesity

A new study demonstrates that activation of the protein -TGR5- can treat type 2 diabetes and reduce weight gain.

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