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New Biological Sensors for Detecting Blood Glucose Developed

Research conducted by scientists has paved the way for development``of highly efficient sensors for measuring blood glucose in diabetic``patients.

Antioxidant Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes in Mice

A new study shows that a synthetic antioxidant can delay and prevent the onset of autoimmune diabetes in mice.

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism Risk

Researchers analyzed data to assess the association between maternal diabetes, both known prior to pregnancy and diagnosed during pregnancy, and the risk of autism...

Found: Link Between Insulin Resistance and Behavioral Disorders

People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons...

Diabetes Hikes Risk For Liver, Pancreatic Cancers

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer, and more than twice the risk of developing pancreatic cancer than non-diabetic individuals.

Potential Treatment for Skin and Corneal Wound Healing in Diabetics Discovered

Researchers recently developed several diabetic models to study impaired wound healing in diabetic corneas.

Frequent Fast Food Meals Increase Weight, Diabetes Risk

Young adults who eat frequently at fast-food restaurants gain more weight and have a greater increase in insulin resistance in early middle age, according to a large multi-center study.

Researchers Create Diabetic Fruit Flies in Lab: Pave Way for Stem-Cell Approach to Treatment

Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have created fruit flies with a condition that mimics human diabetes.
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Diabetes Drug Metformin Inhibits Progression of Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the diabetes drug metformin to inhibit the progression of...

Study: Technique May Restore Ability to Produce Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

Study finds that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into those cells destroyed in type 1 diabetes-insulin-producing beta cells.

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.

Type 2 Diabetes Medication Rosiglitazone Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Risks and Death

A new study published by JAMA shows that among patients age 65 years and older, rosiglitazone is associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and all-cause mortality when compared with pioglitazone.

Chinese Herbal Medicines for Preventing Diabetes in High Risk People

The researchers considered data from 16 clinical trials including 1,391 people who received 15 different herbal formulations. According to their findings, combining herbal medicines with lifestyle changes is twice as effective as lifestyle changes alone at normalising patients' blood sugar levels.

Telemedicine May Improve Care for School Children with Diabetes

A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics explores the effectiveness of telemedicine in helping school nurses and children manage diabetes care.
Gestational Diabetes Drugs Adverse Affects

Gestational Diabetes Drug Glyburide Leads to Higher Risk, Adverse Affects For Newborns

Among newborns whose mothers were treated with a specific drug used to treat gestational diabetes, there was a higher risk of neonatal intensive care...

New P.E. Study Demonstrates Vigorous Exercise Can Lower Adolescents’ Body Fat, Blood Pressure

By cutting the time adolescents spend standing around in school physical education classes and boosting the amount of exercise they do, experts have shown they can control the children's body fat and lower their blood pressure.

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