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Possible Link Between Two Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Pancreatic Cancer

Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer.

Proper Amount of Sleep May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Teens

Obese teenagers who don't get the proper amount of sleep may have disruptions in insulin secretion and blood sugar (glucose) levels, say pediatric researchers.

Early Research Shows Dietary Supplement May Lower Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

UCLA researchers demonstrated that an over-the-counter dietary supplement may help inhibit development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, conditions that are involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which affect millions worldwide.

Coronary Calcium Levels in Diabetics Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Notable levels of calcium buildup in coronary arteries can be strong predictors of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Researchers Identify Mechanism in the Pancreas that Turns on Insulin Production

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin.

More Frequent Doctor Visits Benefit Diabetic Patients

The risk for diabetes complications, such as heart attack and stroke, increases with high blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Reducing risk means reducing these values to ideal levels.

Common Invasive Test Not Needed for Kidney Disease Patients

Equations that estimate a patient's kidney function work as well as direct, invasive measurements, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).

Resveratrol Prevents Metabolic Syndrome in Lab Tests

Researchers have discovered that resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in common foods, prevents a syndrome in some offspring that could lead to later health issues such as diabetes.

Hormone That Predicts Premature Death in Kidney Patients Found

Researchers have found that high levels of a specific hormone can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely.

Breakthrough Discovery Points Way Toward Diabetes Cure

Researchers have identified the key signal that prompts production of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas -- a breakthrough discovery that may ultimately help researchers find ways to restore or increase beta cell function in people with type 1 diabetes.

Cardiotrophin 1 Shows Promising Results for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Scientists have discovered that cardiotrophin 1, a protein synthesized by muscle cells and adipose tissue, has a marked effect on fat and glucose metabolism.

Uterine Stem Cells Used to Treat Diabetes

Controlling diabetes may someday involve mining stem cells from the lining of the uterus, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy.

Eating Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Results in Bigger Decrease in LDL Than Low-Saturated-Fat Diet

Persons with high cholesterol who received counseling regarding a diet that combined cholesterol-lowering foods such as soy protein, nuts and plant sterols over 6 months experienced a greater reduction in their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels than individuals who received advice on a low-saturated fat diet.

Crippling Condition Associated with Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood

A condition affecting the bones, joints and soft tissues of the foot and ankle, which is characterized by inflammation in the earliest phase and is associated with diabetes and neuropathy.

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