Monthly Archives: May 2012
Why diabetics suffer from increased pain and temperature sensitivity is a step closer to being understood and effectively treated.
New research points to the naturally produced protein apolipoprotein A-IV as a potential target for a new diabetes therapeutic.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have found that low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.
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.
Middle-aged and older adults with diabetes showed substantial survival rates in a new study of retirees.
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.