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Rapid Reversal of Diabetes After Gastric Banding Surgery

Researchers have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as 'gastric banding', brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance in others, within 12 weeks.

New Map of Insulin Pathway May Lead to Better Diabetes Drugs

A team has created the first comprehensive roadmap of the protein interactions that enable cells in the pancreas to produce, store and secrete the hormone insulin.

Study Explains Why Diabetic Retinopathy Is Difficult to Treat

Damage to the retina due to diabetes can be improved only partially, despite treatment with the standard drug metformin.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Developing and Dying from Breast and Colon Cancer

Researchers have found that diabetic patients not only have an increased risk of developing breast and colon cancer but an even higher risk of dying from them.

Link Between Antidepressants and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have warned that clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes.

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