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Newly Identified Genes Influence Insulin and Glucose Regulation, 5 variants raise type 2 diabetes...

Researchers found 13 new genetic variants that influence blood glucose regulation, insulin resistance, and the function of insulin-secreting beta cells in populations of European descent. Five of the variants increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Use of Mail-Order Pharmacies Use Could Improve Patients’ Medication Adherence

Buying medicine by mail may encourage patients to stick to their doctor-prescribed medication regimen, new research suggests.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Worsen Diabetes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago.

Analysis of New Data Confirms Bisphenol A Link to Diseases Like Diabetes

Researchers have found more evidence for a link between Bisphenol A exposure (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) and cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Diabetic Eye Disease More Severe in African-Americans Who Consume More Calories, Sodium

High intakes of calories and sodium appear to be associated with the progression of retinal disease among African American patients with diabetes.

Researcher Links Diabetic Complication, Nerve Damage in Bone Marrow

A research team has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage that may help treat one of the disease's most common and potentially blindness-causing complications.

Childhood Metabolic Measurements May Predict Diabetes Development Years Later

A child's blood pressure, body mass index, blood glucose level and other laboratory tests and simple office measures may predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nine and 26 years later.

Can Supplements Help People with Diabetes Avoid Retinopathy?

Research review of the effects of Vitamins C and E and magnesium on diabetic retinopathy and findings from the first large study of vision problems in Hispanic and African-American infants and young children.

Interactive Diabetes Webcast Featuring The View Co-Host Sherri Shepherd

Join in on January 20 at Noon CST and go LIVE with award-winning diabetes experts on the topic of diabetes management hosted by Dreamfields Pasta.

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