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The most current news about type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, management, causes, stories, potential cures and more.

Alzheimers and Diabetes Linked

New Link Discovered Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

More evidence has been found that links Alzheimer's, which is a disease that robs people of their memories, and elevated blood sugar levels.Researchers have...

Antibiotic Use Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Can the use of commonly prescribed antibiotics increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Find out what a new study has found about...

Study: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Linked to Melatonin Levels

New research finds that the amount of melatonin a person secretes during sleep may predict their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Reverse Type 2 Diabetes by Reducing Fat in Pancreas

Exciting news for people living with type 2 diabetes. A research team was able to reverse type 2 diabetes by reducing fat that built...

Nearly Two-thirds of GPs are Unaware that Insulin Resistance, a Fundamental Cause of Type...

While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.

Type 2 Diabetics with a Little Extra Weight Live Longer

People living with Type 2 Diabetes and are just a little overweight live longer than those who are too thin, normal weight or obese....

Diabetics with Poorly Controlled Blood Sugar Have Longer, More Costly Hospital Stays

As more patients are being admitted into U.S. hospitals with diabetes as an underlying condition, studies show that diabetics with poorly controlled blood sugar...

More Severe Periodontal Disease Poses Additional Threat To Pregnant Diabetics

Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.

Diabetes: A Link Between Oral And Overall Health?

Diabetics who do not have good control over their blood sugar levels are more susceptible to oral health problems than non-diabetics.
UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart...

Mouse, Stripped of a Key Gene, Resists Diabetes

An engineered mouse now seems able to resist the onset of diabetes.

Review: People With Severe Psoriasis Have Nearly Twice the Risk for Diabetes

An analysis of 27 studies linking psoriasis in 314,000 individuals with diabetes has found strong correlation between the scaly skin rash and the blood sugar disorder that predisposes patients to heart disease.
New Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom Limb Pain Frozen by Minimally Invasive Treatment

A recent study shows that interventional radiologists can use an innovative technique to relieve the pain that plagues millions of amputees, many of which...

Fatty Liver May Herald Impending Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver.
Diabetes and Cardiac Function

Impact of Insulin Resistance on Cardiac Function

First study to assess the impact of diabetes mellitus on cardiac geometry and to report the association between insulin resistance and cardiac structure and...

Elucidation of the Genome for Diabetics with DNA Chips

The genome of patients with type 2 diabetes (DT2) has been elucidated, for the first time, thanks to the use of new DNA chip technologies allowing 400,000 DNA mutations to be studied simultaneously.

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