Treatment to Better Regulate Insulin Discovered

Rudy Valentine, Iowa State University. Discovery May Help Treat Diabetes

A recent discovery shows how lowering PKD1 can help people with diabetes limit metabolic complications, such as stroke, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

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Study: Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

A new study has found a vitamin that lowers blood sugar, reduces fatty liver and prevents neuropathy in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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Doctors Aren’t Diagnosing or Treating Most Prediabetes Cases

Low rates of prediabetes diagnosis and treatment might be expected when physicians don't have patients' blood test results available,

More than 75% of people who meet the criteria for prediabetes did not receive any intervention or treatment from their physicians, according to a recent study. Find out who they’re missing and why.

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Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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UC Riverside-led study has health implications for non-smokers living in homes that have – or have had – smokers. Thirdhand smoke exposure causes insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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Combining Tests Leads to Better Pre-Diabetes Detection

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Researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University have found that a two tests are better than one when it comes to detecting whether someone has prediabetes, including children.

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Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

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A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart, kidney disease risk.

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Poor Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk, Lower Insulin Sensitivity

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A University of Colorado study finds that insufficient sleep reduces insulin sensitivity and increases the risk of diabetes, adding to the list of ailments sleep loss is linked to.

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New Way to Test for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

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New discovery could warn people years in advance that they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, allowing for lifestyle changes to prevent onset.

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Genetics and Body Shape Affect Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Can you really tell if a woman is at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes just by looking at her body shape? Researchers presented their findings at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. [Read more…]

Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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

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