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Skin and Wound Healing Accelerated by Ultrasound in Diabetics

Scientists were able to reduce healing time for skin ulcers and bedsores by a third, as well as reduce the chance of wound infection,...

Alert: Certain Type 2 Diabetes Drugs May Cause Disabling Joint Pain

The FDA is warning Type 2 Diabetics that their medication may cause them severe, disabling joint pain. Several popular diabetes drugs contain sitagliptin, saxagliptin,...

Flavonoids in Orange Juice Make It a Healthy Drink for Diabetics, Despite the Sugar

Orange juice, despite its high caloric load of sugars, appears to be a healthy food for diabetics due to its mother lode of flavonoids, a study by endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo has shown.

Low-Glycemic Diet Shows Greater Improvement in Glycemic Control Than High-Fiber Diet

Persons with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than persons on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fiber.

Research Suggests Red Wine’s Potential Benefit for Diabetes

New research suggests that resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in red wine, has the ability to lower blood sugar levels, but might have certain untoward side effects.

Study Findings May Lead to Treatments that Stimulate Insulin Production

A new study has shown conclusively that a neuropeptide, melanin concentrating hormone (MCH), found in the brain and known for its role in increasing appetite in people, plays a role in the growth of insulin-producing beta cells and the secretion of insulin.

Study: Routine Imaging Screening of Diabetic Patients for Heart Disease Not Effective

According to a major new study, routine heart imaging screenings for people with diabetes at high risk to experience a cardiac event, but who have no symptoms of heart disease, does not help them avoid heart attacks, hospitalization for unstable angina or cardiac death.

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.

Researchers Provide World’s First View of Type 1 Diabetes as it Develops

Researchers have created the first cellular movies showing the destruction underlying type 1 diabetes in real-time in models.

High Blood Sugar Linked to Brain Shrinkage – Even in Normal Range

People whose blood sugar is on the high end of the normal range may be at a higher risk of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging and diseases such as dementia, according to new research.
Nicotine and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Nicotine: Two New Discoveries

Two new discoveries have been made by Swedish researchers about the connection between nicotine and type 2 diabetes, along with a possible reason why...

Obesity, Diabetes Interfere with Work Productivity

Obese workers with type 2 diabetes report less productivity on the job than their normal-weight co-workers, and diabetes in itself has an effect on work impairment.
Researchers - Preventing Type 1 Diabetes by Blocking B-Cells

Researchers Prevent Type 1 Diabetes by Blocking B-cell AID

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, Cyteir Therapeutics and collaborating institutions have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction -- achieving a longtime,...

CPAP May Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetics with Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP,...

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.

Study: Latinos More Vulnerable to Fatty Pancreas, Type 2 Diabetes

In a study comparing white, black and Latino participants, Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin, a Cedars-Sinai study shows.

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