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Risk of Diabetes Begins at Birth Among South Asians

The risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of diabetes and heart disease...
Chemicals Linked to Diabetes

Common Chemicals Linked to Rising Diabetes, Obesity and more

A scientific statement on endocrine-disrupting chemicals finds that they are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed.Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting...
Vials of Tresiba

Tresiba Approved for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Tresiba has been approved by the FDA for both type 1 and type diabetes, marking the first new basal insulin molecule to be approved...

Potential Source of Insulin-Producing Cells Found in Adult Pancreas

Exciting new finding may lead to a way to replenish the cells destroyed or damaged by diabetes.Cells that express neurogenin 3 (NGN3) may one...

Want Better Diabetes Care? Find a Family Health Team, Says Study

According to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, a shift to family health teams results in improved diabetes care. It also helps...

Yogurt Spread Recall Hits 9 States Due to Listeria

Due to potential risk of Listeriosis, several gourmet yogurt spreads are being recalled in several states. Certain people, such as those with diabetes, are...

High Risk of Fracture in People set to Double by 2040

Within just a few decades, more than 300 million men and women worldwide will be at high risk of fracture, especially in Asia. This...

Air Pollution Causing Increase in Heart Disease Deaths

Toxic, aerosolized fine particles in the air we breath are linked to an overall increase in risk of death, especially relating to heart and...

Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Add type 2 diabetes to the list of reasons why smoking is bad. Harvard researchers have found that smokers and people exposed to second...

Urgent Medical Device Correction for HeartMate II from Thoratec

Thoratec has recently received reports of patients experiencing advisory alarms for expired System Controller backup batteries. Three patients were unable to connect their pump...

News Report: T1D Woman’s Insulin Production Restored After Procedure

Reports about the Diabetes Research Institute's successful procedure that restored insulin production in a woman with type 1 diabetes.Wendy Peacock, 43, from San Antonio,...

Insulin Production Restored in Type 1 Diabetic Woman with New Treatment

A new, minimally invasive transplant technique has restored natural insulin production in a woman with Type 1 Diabetes. She is now completely off insulin...
Journal: Ophthalmology - September 2015

Better Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Using UWF Imaging

Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes and a different imaging test may aid in earlier detection...

Recall: Medistat RX Recalls Sterile Drug Products

All non-expired drug products produced for sterile use and distributed nationwide by Medistat RX are being recalled due to possible contamination, which put patients...

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be Suffocated by Diabetes Drug Metformin

New discovery could be used to develop treatments that stop the pancreatic cancer stem cells using oxygen and prevent cancer returning after conventional treatment.Cancer...

Sanofi: LixiLan Trial Showed Superior Reduction in HbA1c vs Insulin Glargine Alone

Sanofi is reporting positive results in their second pivotal LixiLan Phase III study. LixiLan could provide a treatment option for diabetes patients who are...

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