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Single-Donor Islet Transplantation Procedure Shows Promise For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes who received islet transplantation from a single donor pancreas were insulin independent one year later, according to a recent study.

Herb Used To Treat Diabetes Works Like Modern-Day Prescription Drugs

An herb used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs.

Scientists Show Knocking Out Two Key Signals Will Cause Diabetes

Scientists have discovered that the different metabolic abnormalities present in type 2 diabetes can be caused by knocking out two key signals in liver cells.

PCRM Develops World’s First Cruelty-Free Insulin Assay

PCRM has developed the world's first cruelty-free insulin assay, a test used to measure insulin levels in individuals with diabetes.

Study Explores Risks Of Obesity In Children With Kidney Transplants

Obese children who get kidney transplants tend to be younger, shorter and on dialysis longer than their leaner peers, according to a recent study.

Study Shows How Next-Generation Diabetic Drugs Could Work More Selectively

A new study has found that PPARã can turn genes both on and off. Knowing how to turn a gene off may permit researchers to develop drugs that would decrease TZD-related side effects such as weight gain and edema.

Drugs Aid Weight Loss Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Three commonly used drugs may help type 2 diabetes patients lose small amounts of weight, although long-term benefits are not clear, a new review of 22 studies suggests.

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