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Stem Cell Transplantation Offers Opportunity for Treating Diabetes

An article reports on the bright future and enormous need for stem cell therapeutics that may offer hope for those suffering from debilitating and deadly diseases like diabetes.

Prolonged TV Viewing Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease

According to a new study, prolonged TV viewing was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death.

Study: Drug Improves Glycemic Control Significantly in Type 1 Diabetics on Insulin

Results portend first major advance for type 1 diabetics since insulin was discovered. New study shows that liraglutide reduces the wide swings in blood glucose numbers that characterize even well-controlled type 1 diabetes.

FDA’s Safety Announcement on the Use of Actos, Medical Societies Respond

Diabetes leaders are responding to the announcement made by the FDA that the use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Despite Improved Diabetes Care, Diabetic Kidney Disease on the Rise in America

Diabetic kidney disease has become more prevalent in the United States over the past 20 years, despite a substantial increase in the use of medications for the treatment of people with diabetes.

Research Team Tests Alternative Approach to Treating Diabetes

In a study, scientists have demonstrated the feasibility of a promising new strategy for treating human type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 200 million people worldwide.

African Americans Have Genetics to Process Fats Differently, Possibly Leading to More Inflammation

Over the past decade, much progress has been made regarding the understanding and promise of personalized medicine. Scientists are just beginning to consider the impact of gene-diet interactions in different populations in regards to disease prevention and treatment.

Extensive TV Watching Linked with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, CVD and All-Cause...

In an analysis of data from several studies, watching television for 2-3 hours per day or more was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease and all-cause death.

Teenagers with Type 2 Diabetes Show Signs of Impaired Heart Function

Heart function may be affected in people with Type 2 diabetes as early as adolescence, according to a new study.

Researchers Create Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas

Researchers help create a closed-loop artificial pancreas to automatically monitor blood sugar levels and administer insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes.

Experimental Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Has Almost 80-percent Success Rate

An experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes has a nearly 80 percent success rate. The results offer possible hope of curing a disease that affects 3 million Americans.

Newly Found Form of Cholesterol is Super-Sticky and ‘Ultra-Bad’

Scientists have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be 'ultra-bad', leading to increased risk of heart disease.

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Children for Diabetes

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

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