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Specialized Therapy Improves Blood Sugar Control in Depressed Diabetics

Investigators report a therapy that led to improved blood sugar control and produced faster relief of depression in patients with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Patients at Risk for Microvascular Complications

Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of microvascular complications, which develop when the body's small blood vessels become diseased.

Effect of Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol on Risk for Cognitive Decline in Diabetics

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Animal Study: Gastric Bypass Improves Insulin Secretion

The majority of gastric bypass patients mysteriously recover from their type 2 diabetes within days, before any weight loss has taken place. A study has now shown that the insulin-producing beta cells increase in number and performance after the surgery.

Study: No Reason to Replace Fructose with Glucose

Researchers have found there is no benefit in replacing fructose, the sugar most commonly blamed for obesity, with glucose in commercially prepared foods.

Type 1 Diabetes may be Predicted by Skin Cell Response to Environmental Stimuli Like...

Researchers discovered that skin cells from patients with type 1 diabetes display abnormal activity triggered by immune response mechanisms to environmental stimuli like a viral infection.

Changes to Protein SirT1 May Prevent Excess Metabolic Stress Associated Diabetes and Aging

Researchers find changes to protein SirT1 can prevent excess metabolic stress associated with obesity, diabetes and aging.

More Benefits Emerging for One Type of Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Including Prevention of Fatty...

A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.

Morbidity Following Liver Transplant is Highest Among Obese Patients with Diabetes

Researchers report that morbidity following liver transplant is highest among obese patients with diabetes, but these risk factors do not influence post-transplant survival.

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