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.

Genetic Therapy May Reduce Heart Attack Risk from Diabetes

Human heart with coronary arteries

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks but, according to a new study, a new genetic therapy may be able to stimulate heart cells and growth of pericytes.

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New Way to Prevent Vision Loss and Diabetic Retinopathy Found

Eye Exam - Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

A study suggests a new way to prevent vision loss and diabetic retinopathy with minimal side effects – a discovery which could affect as many as 93 million people worldwide.

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Type 2 Diabetes Reversed in Trial Using New Medical Treatment

Photo of Couple with Doctor - Study: Type 2 Diabetes Reversed in Trial

Details published by the Endocrine Society outline a medical treatment that successfully induced remission of type 2 diabetes in clinical trial participants.

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Single Hypoglycemic Emergency Raises Risk of Death within 3 years for Diabetics, Says Study

Ambulance EMT Unit - Single Low Blood Sugar Emergency Increases Risk of Death and Heart Disease

Alarming study showed that within three years of a dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring an emergency department visit, one-third of those in the study died. This is significant because each year, 1-2-percent of diabetics have a hypoglycemic event that leads to a hospital visit.

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Discovery Could Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness

Diabetic Retinopathy Breakthrough Could Prevent Blindess

Scientists have round a therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness that could prevent one of the most common and debilitating side effects of diabetes – diabetic retinopathy.

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Repurposed Drug Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 80-Percent in Pre-diabetics

Liraglutide - Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A recently published study details how a commonly prescribed diabetes drug lowered the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people and those with pre-diabetes.

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Study: Size Matters When Controlling Blood Sugar

Photo of Cells - Diabetes

Yale study details changes that could be a key to maintaining safe blood sugar level range, which would result in fewer complications for diabetics.

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Periodic Fasting Diet May Reverse Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Says USC-led study

Fasting-like Diet Reverses T1 and T2 Diabetes in Study

A diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by reprogramming cells, a new USC-led study shows.

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Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

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.

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Body Shape Tied to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

Image of Body Shapes. Diabetes Risk Tied to Body Shape

Study details the relationship between certain body shapes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.

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