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Contact Lenses to Test Blood Sugar Levels

Photonic Contact Lens to Test Blood Glucose Levels, Treat Retinopathy

New technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing 'Smart Light-emitting diode (LED) Contact Lens.' Contact lens that tests blood sugar levels.
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New Therapies May Lead to Type 1 Diabetes Prevention or Reversal

Type 1 diabetes is incurable and has serious lifelong health consequences, but new research has discovered possible therapies to prevent or reverse it.
Artificial Sweeteners, weight gain and diabetes

Review Suggests Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Weight Gain, Type 2 Diabetes

Here's a bitter pill to swallow: Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm than good according to a newly published review.
UBCO researcher Jonathan Little

New Drink May Help Control Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics

Ketone drinks may control glucose in type 2 diabetics by mimicking some aspects of a ketogenic diet. This offers another possible strategy in helping to manage Type 2 diabetes.
Nicotine Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Study Links Nicotine to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes is far more prevalent in smokers than non-smokers, but the reasons why have remained unknown until now.
Diabetes Drugs and Kidney Failure

Certain Diabetes Drugs Protect Against Kidney Failure

Certain diabetes drugs can reduce the risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Insulin Pill to Replace Insulin Injections for Type 2 Diabetics

New Insulin Pill for Type 2 Diabetics to Replace Injections

Researchers have developed a capsule that can deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for type 2 diabetics.
Dogs and Diabetes - Can Dogs Help People with Diabetes

Study: Dogs Can Help Diabetics Regulate Sugar Levels

Can dogs help people with diabetes regulate their insulin levels? Find out what a new study has found about dogs and owners living with diabetes.
Lowering Insulin Cost for Diabetics

Plan to Combat Soaring Insulin Costs Proposed to Lower Costs for Diabetics

A new proposal details how insulin costs can be lowered for diabetics, and the top 3 insulin manufacturers are taking steps to make insulin less expensive.
Depression and Diabetes

Diabetics More Likely to Die from Alcohol, Accidents or Suicide

A recent study provides some insight as to why diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide.
Vitamin B Supplements Help Kidney Function in Type 1 Diabetic Children

Vitamin B Supplements May Protect Kidneys in Type 1 Diabetic Children

Vitamin B deficiency is associated with an increased risk of kidney damage in people with type-1 diabetes, but Vitamin B supplements may help preserve kidney function.
Why Some People Have Diabetes Remission and Other Don't

Type 2 Diabetes Trial: 46% Achieve Diabetes Remission Within 1 Year

After one year, 46% of the Type 2 Diabetic individuals in the intervention group recovered and maintained control over blood glucose concentrations.
BPA linked to Diabetes - Plastic Bottles

“Safe” Level of BPA Not So Safe, Leads to Insulin Resistance

Levels deemed safe by FDA for BPA exposure isn't safe and causes insulin resistance. BPA is found in register receipts, plastic containers and more. But, does BPA cause diabetes?
10-hour window protects from metabolic disease

Periods of Fasting Protects Against Obesity and Diabetes, Nurture Health

Can fasting for a specific period of time each day help prevent obesity, diabetes and other health conditions? Researchers detail their findings from a recent study.
Norbert Leitinger, Ph.D. (left), and Vlad Serbulea, Ph.D.

Discovery Details How Obesity Causes Disease – and 2 Ways to Stop It

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine explains why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged...
Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Symptoms Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes Increases risk of postpartum depression according to recent study. The effects appear within a certain time frame during and after pregnancy...

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