Monthly Archives: April 2010
A new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal.
The use of vitamin B to stop kidney damage in people with diabetes needs a closer look, and those with kidney damage now taking high vitamin B doses, should stop.
Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Researchers have provided the first evidence-based data on changes in drug metabolism in obese children as compared to healthy weight children.
Individuals whose diet includes more of certain foods and less of others appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a report for the Archives of Neurology.
The constant stress that many are exposed to in our modern society may be taking a heavy toll: Anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic (substance exchange) disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and arteriosclerosis, have all been linked to stress.
A new study suggests that when doctor and patient attitudes on the issue match up, patients do a better job of taking their medications.
An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients.
Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for type 1 diabetes.
New research uncovers two genetic regions that influence birth weight. One of the regions is also associated with type 2 diabetes, which helps to explain why small babies have higher rates of diabetes in later life.
Teenagers and tweenagers with type 1 diabetes have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan - thus raising their risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease - if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, or if the mother-child relationship is poor.
Using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.
Studies have demonstrated that obesity and excess insulin - whether naturally produced by the body or injected in synthetic form - are associated with an increased incidence of some common cancers.
Newly-published research demonstrates that simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss.
A large population-based study of diabetes in China conducted by investigators from Tulane University and their colleagues in China has concluded that the disease has reached epidemic proportions in the adult population of China.
Research has shown that, for men, high plasma selenium concentrations are associated with a lower occurrence of dysglycemia.
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