A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, but success depends on the duration of nursing.
Type 2 Diabetes News
This news section focuses on type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes. When type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the pancreas is usually producing enough insulin, but the body cannot use the insulin effectively (called insulin resistance). After several years, insulin production decreases and the result is the same as for type 1 diabetes.
High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes, USC researchers say.
Diabetes accounts for more US deaths than previously thought but researchers estimate that a cure for diabetes would cut overall deaths by 12-percent.
UB scientists have evidence that exposure to one of the most commonly used insecticides creates a higher risk for metabolic diseases like diabetes.
New details have been released by the scientists who are developing the painless “smart” patch that monitors blood sugar levels and releases insulin when needed.