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Study Finds Clue to Birth Defects in Babies of Diabetic Mothers

A team has identified an enzyme as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to women with diabetes.

New Target for Diabetes Treatment Discovered

Researchers have identified a key molecular pathway responsible for the natural decrease in the proliferation of insulin-producing cells that occurs as a person ages. Artificially activating this pathway, which is normally not functional in adults, may be a new way to combat diabetes.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helpful in Maintaining Target Blood Sugar Levels

The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations on settings where patients are most likely to benefit from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

Study May Lead to New Treatments for Type 2 diabetes

Activating a specialized type of fat, known as brown adipose tissue, may help combat obesity as well as result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetes.

Raising ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Diabetics

ncreasing levels of high-density lipoproteins, better known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, reduced the risk for heart attack and stroke among patients with diabetes.

Reduction in Intake of Food Toxins Improves Diabetes in Adults

A study of Advanced Glycation End products in adults found that cutting back on processed, grilled, and fried foods, which are high in AGEs, may improve insulin resistance in people with diabetes.

Natural Compound Helps Reverse Diabetes in Study

Researchers have restored normal blood sugar metabolism using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for people to take the compound much like a daily vitamin as a way to treat or even prevent type 2 diabetes.

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