Monthly Archives: May 2012

Potential Treatment for Painful Side Effect of Diabetes Uncovered

Why diabetics suffer from increased pain and temperature sensitivity is a step closer to being understood and effectively treated.

Target Identified for New Diabetes Drug

New research points to the naturally produced protein apolipoprotein A-IV as a potential target for a new diabetes therapeutic.

Unique Physiology Key to Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes in Asian Populations

As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is growing concern for Asian American populations, who are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes. Compounding the problem, many of the standard ways to detect diabetes fail in people of Asian descent.

Popular Diabetes Drug May Treat Leading Cause of Blindness

Researchers have discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness.

Liver Fat Gets a Wake-Up Call That Maintains Blood Sugar Levels; Protects from Glucose...

A research team reports that test subjects in which an enzyme called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) was deleted had massively fatty livers, but lower blood sugar, and were thus protected from glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, the hallmark of diabetes.

Low Testosterone Levels Could Raise Diabetes Risk for Men

Scientists have found that low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.

Study Identifies Possible Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have shown that levels of certain related proteins found in blood are associated with a greatly reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes up to a decade or more later.

Older Diabetics Live Long Enough to Benefit from Interventions and Research

Middle-aged and older adults with diabetes showed substantial survival rates in a new study of retirees.

Fructose Consumption May Deplete Cellular Energy in Patients with Obesity and Diabetes

Obese people who consume increased amounts of fructose, a type of sugar that is found in particular in soft drinks and fruit juices, are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NFALD) and more its more severe forms, fatty inflammation and scarring.

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