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Mechanism of Insulin Production that can Lead to Better Treatment for Diabetes Discovered

How a specific gene within the pancreas affects secretion of insulin has been discovered. Opens the way for a new understanding of possible paths to battle diabetes and diabetes-related health problems.

Physician Bias Might Keep Life-Saving Transplants from Black and Hispanic patients

Physician bias might be the reason why African Americans are not receiving kidney/pancreas transplants at the same rate as similar patients in other racial groups.

New Class of Molecules May Help Prevent Fatal Complication in Patients with Kidney Disease

Researchers have made an important discovery about why potassium builds up to dangerous levels in the bloodstream.

Lifestyle Changes May Stave Off Diabetes for a Decade

Sustaining modest weight loss for 10 years, or taking an anti-diabetic drug over that time, can prevent or lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease.

Lifestyle Changes, Drug Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent over 10 years in people at high risk for the disease.

Vegetables Can Protect Unborn Child Against Diabetes

New evidence is emerging for how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expecting mothers who eat vegetables every day seem to have children who are less likely to develop type 1 diabetes.

Does Diabetes Speed Up Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research suggests that those with both diseases actually have a slower rate of memory loss than people who had only Alzheimer's disease.

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