News and research relating to diabetes, a condition characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from the body's inability to use blood glucose for energy. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer makes insulin and therefore blood glucose cannot enter the cells to be used for energy. In type 2 diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body is unable to use insulin correctly.

Higher Diabetes Rate for Non-Obese Filipino Americans

Filipino Americans with diabetes

A recent study finds that non-obese older Filipino-Americans have much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

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New Insulin-Producing Cell a Big Discovery for Diabetes

Insulin-producing cell in the islets

Researchers have discovered a possible new route to regenerating the insulin-producing function lost in diabetes – a finding that could lead to a cure for diabetes.

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Phototherapy Used to Combat Neuropathic Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion - Diabetic Neuropathy

As diabetes progresses, the structure of the sciatic nerve’s myelin sheath changes – but after four sessions of laser therapy treatment, researchers found that the myelin had almost completely recovered.

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Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

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

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline, Dimentia

Dimenta Risk due to Insulin Resistance

Researchers report that executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, which may increase the risk of dimentia later in life for people living with diabetes.

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Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations.

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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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