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The most current news about type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, management, causes, stories, potential cures and more.

Diabetes Complications and Risk of Death Predicted by Duration of Diabetes and Advancing Age

The duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes severity and risk of death in older adults with type 2 diabetes according to a recent study.

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.

Eating More Protein at Breakfast Can Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes

Type 2 diabetics often assume that their glucose response at one meal will be identical to their responses at other meals, but that really...

Rosiglitazone for Type 2 Diabetes: Concern Over Side Effects

New studies are needed to assess the trade-offs between potential benefits and potential harms when rosiglitazone is used by people with type 2 diabetes.

Common Heart Drug’s Link to Diabetes Found by Researchers

Researchers may have found a novel way to suppress the devastating side effect of one of the worlds' most widely used drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Soy Protein Reduces Effects of Diabetes on Liver

A group of researchers has discovered that a diet rich in soy protein may alleviate fatty liver, a disease which often accompanies diabetes.

Elucidation of the Genome for Diabetics with DNA Chips

The genome of patients with type 2 diabetes (DT2) has been elucidated, for the first time, thanks to the use of new DNA chip technologies allowing 400,000 DNA mutations to be studied simultaneously.
Pollution Affects Blood Sugar Levels and Cholesterol

Air Pollution Linked to Poorer Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Exposure to air pollution has an especially negative impact on people with diabetes, which includes worsening blood sugar levels. Exposure to air pollution can worsen...

New Guideline on Best Treatments for Diabetic Nerve Pain

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain, the burning or tingling pain in the hands and feet that affects millions of people with diabetes.

Anti-Malarial Drug May Reduce Risk of Diabetes for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Preliminary research suggests that use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine may help reduce the risk of the development of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Is human insulin a better choice than insulin analogs?

For Type 2 Diabetics, Human Insulin is Safe, Effective and Cheaper

Human insulin is as safe and effective to treat type 2 diabetes as costlier insulin analogs, according to Yale researchers.
Reducing Low Blood Sugar Danger for Hospitalized Patients

Hospital Study: Low Blood Sugar Levels Can Be Deadly

According to a new study, low blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients is linked to increased mortality risk, but a new guide has...

Diabetes Drug Controls Blood Glucose, Cardiac Risk

A new review of studies confirms that the drug metformin should be in the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes.

The Making Of A Fat Cell

A new study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The findings are central to understanding chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical for metabolic control, the researchers said.

Farxiga Approved to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The FDA approved Farxiga (dapaglifozin) tablets to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Diabetes

New Discovery: Brain Stimulation May Treat Diabetes and Insulin Sensitivity

Scientists have discovered that electric stimulation of the brain regulated the metabolism of blood sugar (or glucose) and increased insulin sensitivity.

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