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Health Outcomes in the United States Worse Than Other Countries

In almost every major cause of premature death - from ischemic heart disease to diabetes - the United States trails its peers.

Animal-to-Human Transplant Works in First Step for New Diabetes Therapy

In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, scientists have transplanted islets from one species to another.

Eating Certain Foods May Help Kids with Type 1 Diabetes Produce Insulin

Adding certain foods to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis.

Researchers See New Mechanism for Resolving Diabetes

After gastric bypass surgery, the small intestine changes the way it processes glucose and helps to resolve type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Discovery Could Lead to Big Difference in Lives of Moms and Their Kids

Research on the genetics of diabetes could help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes before becoming pregnant -- and lead to preventive measures to protect the health of their kids.

Multiple Generations May Inherit Father’s Obesity

Fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research.

Genetic Abnormality Linked to Cancer More Common in Type 2 Diabetics

A type of genetic abnormality linked to cancer is more common in people with type 2 diabetes than the rest of the population, a new study has found.

Adding Certain Foods to Diets of Type 1 Diabetic Children Helped Produce Insulin

Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis.

Risk of Diabetes Doubled for Infants Starting Solid Food Before 4 Months Old

Infants who get their first solid food before 4 months of age and after 6 months may have a higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes.

Tailoring Treatment Leads to Dramatic Results for Older Diabetics

More than 1/4 of type 2 diabetics over 70 could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed.

Reduced Heart Disease Risk for Diabetics That Use Certain Blood Pressure Drugs

Two drugs used to reduce blood pressure in diabetics are associated with a reduced risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke or heart failure, according to a study published in CMAJ.

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