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Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People with Diabetes

Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet may reverse impaired kidney function in diabetics. They also identified a panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet.

Drug Effective in Treating Kidney Disease in Diabetic Patients

Researchers have published promising results of a clinical study using an experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug called pirfenidone to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy.

Protein Levels Could Signal That a Child Will Develop Diabetes

Decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation may be a red flag that could help children avoid type 1 diabetes, researchers say.

Diabetes Treatment May Also Provide Protection Against Endometrial Cancer

Metformin, a drug treatment used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer.

Convenience Leads to Childhood Obesity

Two of the biggest influences on children - parents and schools - may unintentionally contribute to childhood obesity.

Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease

New research has discovered a substance in tangerines not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis.

Body Mass Index in Adolescence Associated with Early Occurrence of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes risk is mainly associated with increased body mass index (BMI) close to the time of diagnosis at early adulthood, while coronary heart disease risk is associated with elevated BMI both at adolescence and adulthood.

Some Diabetes Drugs are Better Than Others

New research suggests that several commonly prescribed drugs for type 2 diabetes may not be as effective at preventing death and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and stroke, as the oral anti-diabetic drug, metformin.

New Guideline on Best Treatments for Diabetic Nerve Pain

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain, the burning or tingling pain in the hands and feet that affects millions of people with diabetes.

Researchers Find Potential New Non-Insulin Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have discovered a hormone pathway that potentially could lead to new ways of treating type 1 diabetes independent of insulin.

Drug Prevents Type 2 Diabetes in Majority of High-Risk Individuals

A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease.

Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee.

Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse.

Age-Related Conditions Develop Faster in Adults with Diabetes

Middle-aged adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than their counterparts who don't have diabetes.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients

Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes.

Study Suggests High Consumption of Omega-3’s Reduces Obesity-Related Disease Risk

A study suggests that a high intake of omega-3 fats from fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

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