Diabetes

Diabetes drug may prevent recurrence of stroke

Diabetes drug may prevent recurrence of strokeNew York, Feb 18 A drug used for Type-2 diabetes may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks in people with insulin resistance but without diabetes, new research has found.

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively.


Teenage sleep loss puts boys at diabetes risk

Teenage sleep loss puts boys at diabetes riskWashington , Feb 14 : Teen boys, who get too little sleep may be at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher, noted that how much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues.


Extended weekend sleep can counteract increased diabetes risk

Extended weekend sleep can counteract increased diabetes riskWashington D. C., Jan. 19 - Increased risk of diabetes in lean, healthy, young men, who eat controlled diet, can be counteracted with two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence.

The finding, based on a study performed at the University of Chicago sleep laboratory could affect large numbers of people who work long hours.


Patients with diabetic foot show cognitive deterioration

Patients with diabetic foot show cognitive deteriorationWashington D. C, Dec 7 - In a first-time study, researchers have revealed that people with diabetes who suffer from "diabetic foot" have significantly impaired cognitive function.


Why people with common genetic mutation may be more at diabetes risk

Why people with common genetic mutation may be more at diabetes riskWashington D.C, Oct 6 - A new study has shed new light on why people who carry a common genetic mutation may be more at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


Anti-diabetic drug-risk knowledge gap highlighted

Anti-diabetic drug-risk knowledge gap highlightedWashington D.C, Sept 19 - A new study has highlighted a possible gap in scientific knowledge about a family of drugs that are used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick researchers behind the study say that while their results are speculative at this stage, they point to a lack of complete information about the potential impact of a group of treatments known as GLP-1 agonists, or incretin mimetics.


Active, passive smokers have higher diabetes risk

Active, passive smokers have higher diabetes risk Washington D.C, Sept 18 - As per a recent study, active and passive smokers have a significantly higher type 2 diabetes risk than people who have never smoked.


Blood sugar control can avert dementia in type 2 diabetes patients

Blood sugar control can avert dementia in type 2 diabetes patientsWashington D.C., Sept 15 - A new study has suggested that improving blood sugar control in people who have poor blood sugar level then this could help in preventing dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes.


Here`s how to keep diabetes at bay

Here`s how to keep diabetes at bayWashington, Sept 2 - You may want to keep your blood sugars under control as about 8.1 million diabetes cases go undiagnosed.

Since 29.1 million people of the US population have diabetes, Joy Bauer, the nutrition expert on the Today Show, has given out few tips to do so.


Popping antibiotics may increase Type 2 diabetes risk

Popping antibiotics may increase Type 2 diabetes risk Washington D. C., Aug 28 - A new study has claimed that taking antibiotics may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

In the study, researchers at the Gentofte Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark traced antibiotic prescriptions for 170,504 people who were suffering from Type 2 diabetes and compared them with 1.3 million people who did not, the Washington Post reported.


Early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes cuts risk of heart disease

Early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes cuts risk of heart diseaseWashington, May 19 - The early detection and screening of Type 2 diabetes could result in substantial health benefits and reduce the risk of heart diseases.


Erectile dysfunction drug may relieve nerve damage in men with diabetes

Erectile dysfunction drug may relieve nerve damage in men with diabetesWashington, March 18 - Drugs used for erectile dysfunction can also relieve male diabetes patients from the pain caused by life-threatening nerve damage.

The research at Henry Ford Hospital targeted diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the most common complication of diabetes, affecting as many as 70 percent of patients.


Statins elevate risk of diabetes by 46 pc

Statins elevate risk of diabetes by 46 pcWashington, March 5 - Use of statins can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 46 percent, even after adjustment for confounding factors, claims a new study.


Black tea can help prevent diabetes

Black tea can help prevent diabetesLondon, Mar 2 - A new research has found that drinking a cup of black tea can prevent type-2 diabetes in humans.

An American research conducted at Framingham State University explained that black tea restrains the body from absorbing glucose sugars, excess of which causes type-2 diabetes, the Independent reported.


How breakfasts and dinners can help control diabetes

How breakfasts and dinners can help control diabetesWashington, Feb 25 - A new study has claimed that a high energy breakfast combined with a low energy dinner helps control blood sugar better than in type 2 diabetics, than a low energy breakfast and a high energy dinner.

The small study included 18 individuals (8 men, 10 women), with type 2 diabetes of less than 10 years duration, an age range 30-70 years, body mass index (BMI) 22-35 kg/m2, and treated with metformin and/or dietary advice


Vitamin D deficiency causes diabetes, not obesity

Vitamin D deficiency causes diabetes, not obesityWashington, Feb 24 - A new study has examined that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh.

The study conducted by the Endocrine Society found that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to be obese and they also are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome than people with normal vitamin D levels.


City life stress may make people more prone to diabetes in developing nations

City life stress may make people more prone to diabetes in developing nationsWashington, Dec. 29 - A new study has recently revealed that the increased stress may make people, who relocate from rural areas to cities, more prone to diabetes in developing nations.


Low glycemic index diets not necessarily beneficial for heart, diabetes

Low glycemic index diets not necessarily beneficial for heart, diabetesWashington, Dec 17 - A new research has indicated that a low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity, lipid levels or blood pressure.


'Good fat' can be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes

'Good fat' can be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetesMelbourne, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that brown fat, nicknamed the "good fat," can help control type 2 diabetes because it not just warms up the body in cold temperatures, but burning up calories in the process, it also "hoovers up" excess sugar.


Festive food can prove harmful for Type 2 Diabetes patients

Festive food can prove harmful for Type 2 Diabetes patientsWashington, Nov 24 : Overeating at a holiday get together could be harmful for people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, says a new study.


Weight loss surgery can slash diabetes risk by 80 pc

Weight loss surgery can slash diabetes risk by 80 pcLondon, November 3 - A new study has revealed that weight loss surgery can help beat diabetes, by slashing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by a massive 80 per cent in the obese.


Scientists discover 'good fat' that can fight diabetes

Scientists discover 'good fat' that can fight diabetesWashington, Oct 10 - Scientists have found that a new kind of fat may be good for diabetes patients.

Scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston have discovered a new class of molecules-produced in human and mouse fat, with the equivalent of type 2 diabetes lowered their elevated blood sugar.


Common diabetes pill might increase heart disease risk

Common diabetes pill might increase heart disease riskWashington, Sept 23 - A new study has claimed that a common diabetes pill can radically raise the risk of heart disease and other health complications.

The study suggested that metformin, which is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can increase the risk of people with an underactive thyroid suffering from low thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.


New gene associated with 'diabetes' traits found

New gene associated with 'diabetes' traits foundWashington, Sept 20 - In a new study, scientists have discovered a gene that is linked to traits involved in diabetes.

According to the collaborative research , which was led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientist Leah Solberg Woods, the gene called Tpcn2 was associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans.


Why Asian immigrants to US are at increased type 2 diabetes risk

Why Asian immigrants to US are at increased type 2 diabetes riskWashington, Sept 18 - A new study has revealed why Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights.

According to researchers, the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, and this may pose extra risks to those of Asian heritage.


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