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Study: Some Insulin Production in Long-Term Type 1 Diabetics

Research has shown that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes.

American College of Physicians Recommends Metformin to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The American College of Physicians recommends that clinicians add metformin as the initial drug treatment for most patients with type 2 diabetes when lifestyle modifications such as diet, exercise, and weight loss have failed to adequately improve high blood sugar.

Likely New Trigger for Metabolic Syndrome Epidemic Discovered

Scientists have uncovered a key suspect in the destructive inflammation that underlies heart disease and diabetes.

Antipsychotic Medications Cause Side Effects Such as Diabetes

Study suggests that many antipsychotics affect metabolism because they activate the TGFbeta pathway - a finding that could lead to safer therapeutics for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia patients.

Decaffeinated Coffee Preserves Memory Function by Improving Brain Energy Metabolism

Researchers discovered that decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This brain dysfunction is a risk factor for dementia, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Melatonin Receptor Gene Mutations Lead to an Increased Risk of Developing Diabetes

Researchers demonstrated that mutations in the melatonin receptor gene (melatonin or the "hormone of darkness" induces sleep) lead to an almost sevenfold increase in the risk of developing diabetes.

Insulin Resistance Linked to Brain Health

New research shows that reduced insulin sensitivity is linked to smaller brain size and deteriorated language skills in seniors.

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