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Could Bacteria Provide a Cure for Diabetes

There are a lot of strange therapies and treatments that you would never think could work. Now, researchers think the answer to curing diabetes...

Experts Recommend Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery in Addition to Lifestyle Changes

The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss.

Scientists Identify a Critical Molecule That Helps Explain Why Diabetics Suffer from Non-Healing Wounds

Scientists have identified a critical molecule that helps explain why diabetics suffer from non-healing wounds and pinpoint a target for therapies that could help boost healing.

Fat Tissue May Be Key to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers found they could reverse type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.

Human Skin Cells May Help Treat Diabetes

Starting from human skin cells, researchers have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels.

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Driven by Added Fructose: Mayo Clinic Urges Drastic Reductions

Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates.

Teens and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Welcome Peer Mentoring

Majority of those surveyed expressed an interest in a peer mentoring program to improve diabetes control.

New Needle-Free Way to Check Glucose Levels: Temporary Tattoo

First-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device offers a noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.

People with Type 1 Diabetes Live Longer with Early Blood Glucose Control

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose (blood sugar) early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

Low Intake of Magnesium Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies have shown that low intake of magnesium is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes - but ethnicity and genes may make a difference.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Doubles Diabetes Risk

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who don't have PTSD.

Study: Many Older Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes

A substantial proportion of older adults may be overtreated for diabetes because insulin and sulfonylureas can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

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