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Discovery Could Help Diabetics and Others With Slow-To-Heal Wounds

A new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal.

Vitamin B Therapy Dangerous for Millions of Diabetics with Kidney Disease

The use of vitamin B to stop kidney damage in people with diabetes needs a closer look, and those with kidney damage now taking high vitamin B doses, should stop.

Grapes Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes, Study Shows

Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Obese Children Metabolize Drugs Differently Than Healthy Weight Children

Researchers have provided the first evidence-based data on changes in drug metabolism in obese children as compared to healthy weight children.

Study Identifies Food Combination Associated with Reduced Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Individuals whose diet includes more of certain foods and less of others appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a report for the Archives of Neurology.

Scientists Discover a Gene that Ties Stress to Obesity and Diabetes

The constant stress that many are exposed to in our modern society may be taking a heavy toll: Anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic (substance exchange) disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and arteriosclerosis, have all been linked to stress.

Patient-Physician Compatibility Increases Odds of Following Doctor’s Orders

A new study suggests that when doctor and patient attitudes on the issue match up, patients do a better job of taking their medications.

Artificial Pancreas Successfully Controls Blood Sugar More Than 24 Hours

An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients.

Researchers Show Some Cells in Pancreas Can Spontaneously Change into Insulin-Producing Cells

Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Gene Provides a Link Between Lower Birth Weight and Type 2 Diabetes

New research uncovers two genetic regions that influence birth weight. One of the regions is also associated with type 2 diabetes, which helps to explain why small babies have higher rates of diabetes in later life.

Parents Keep Diabetic Teens on Track

Teenagers and tweenagers with type 1 diabetes have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan - thus raising their risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease - if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, or if the mother-child relationship is poor.

Researchers Use Novel Nanoparticle Vaccine to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.

Researchers Invent Zinc-Stapled Insulin to Massively Reduce Insulin-Related Cancer Risk

Studies have demonstrated that obesity and excess insulin - whether naturally produced by the body or injected in synthetic form - are associated with an increased incidence of some common cancers.

Diet Alone Will Not Likely Lead to Significant Weight Loss

Newly-published research demonstrates that simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss.

Study Says Diabetes at Epidemic Proportions in China

A large population-based study of diabetes in China conducted by investigators from Tulane University and their colleagues in China has concluded that the disease has reached epidemic proportions in the adult population of China.

Selenium Protects Men Against Diabetes

Research has shown that, for men, high plasma selenium concentrations are associated with a lower occurrence of dysglycemia.

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