Diabetes

Gut hormone-drug combination therapy may help tackle type 2 diabetes

diabetesWashington, Sept 12 - Scientists have revealed that a combined treatment with a drug that mimics the action of a gut hormone and basal insulin is more effective at improving blood sugar control than other anti- diabetic treatments.

According to the study, the treatment works with similar rates of hypoglycaemia (dangerously low blood sugar levels) and greater weight loss, a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Eat pistachios regularly to lower diabetes risk

Eat pistachios regularly to lower diabetes riskWashington, Sept 3 - A new study has revealed that consuming pistachios regularly might help in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetic people.

The Spanish study found that pre-diabetic people showed low blood sugar and insulin levels and improvements in insulin and glucose processing after consuming about two ounces of pistachios daily, the Fox News reported.


Galloping obesity rates fueling uncontrollable diabetes epidemic

Galloping obesity rates fueling uncontrollable diabetes epidemicWashington, Sep 02 - A new study has revealed that increase in obesity cases has also contributed in boosting the prevalence of diabetes.

An increase in body mass index (BMI) over time is the most important factor contributing to the observed increase in diabetes prevalence since 1976.


Insulin intake increases diabetics' risk of obesity

Insulin intake increases diabetics' risk of obesity Washington, Aug 26 - A new research has revealed that high insulin levels contribute to obesity and its complications and this finding may have important implications when treating diabetes.

Researchers from University of Texas, who made the discovery by studying mice engineered to lack receptors for a hormone called glucagon, which spurs the liver's production of glucose into the bloodstream and thus maintains the fuel supply for the brain.


Lasers may soon make painful pin pricks history for diabetics

Lasers may soon make painful pin pricks history for diabetics Washington, Aug 22 - Researchers have a developed a new laser device that could allow diabetic patients to check their blood sugar level without pricking themselves to draw blood.


Fruit flies can help unlock mysteries of human diabetes

Fruit flies can help unlock mysteries of human diabetesWashington: Researchers have developed a new technique to measure insulin levels in fruit flies, an advance that allows for the use of this insect in diabetes research.

For the first time, the tiny fruit fly can be used to study how mutations associated with the development of diabetes affect the production and secretion of the vital hormone insulin.


Exposure to pesticide DDT leads to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol

pesticide DDTWashington, July 31 - A new study has revealed that exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life.

According to a study by University of California, Davis, developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome-a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.


Rise of diabetes among Indian kids a cause for concern

Rise of diabetes among Indian kids a cause for concernNew Delhi, July 29 - Raghav, now a Class tenth student, was very young when he began to experience nausea coupled with frequent episodes of fainting at his school, a phenomenon which made him feel like an outcast among his friends.

He became a joke among his friends and his parents did not know what he was up against. Several medical tests later, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.


Diabetics who take high-salt diet at double the risk of heart problems

Diabetics who take high-salt diet at double the risk of heart problemsWashington, July 23 - A new research has found that Type 2 diabetes patients who intake high-salt foods salt face double risk of developing heart disease.

Diabetes occurs when there is too much sugar in the bloodstream. People develop Type 2 diabetes when their bodies become resistant to the hormone insulin, which carries sugar from the blood to cells.


Soon, single jab will be enough to regulate diabetes

Soon, single jab will be enough to regulate diabetes London, July 17 - A new animal study has revealed that a single injection of the protein FGF1 would be sufficient to balance the blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.


Now, nanotech microchip to test type-1 diabetes easily

Now, nanotech microchip to test type-1 diabetes easilyWashington, July 14 - A new inexpensive and portable nanotech microchip has been invented by the Stanford researchers that could help test type-1 diabetes in order to improve health care worldwide.


How weight-loss surgery cures diabetes revealed

How weight-loss surgery cures diabetes revealedWashington, July 11 - Scientists have revealed how diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery and that it can be explained by specialised cells in the intestine that secrete a cocktail of powerful hormones when we eat.

The research team showed that gut hormone cells previously thought to contain just one hormone, had up to six hormones including the hunger hormone ghrelin.


Scientists claim hydrogen sulfide to be beneficial for health

Scientists claim hydrogen sulfide to be beneficial for healthWashington, July 10 - Scientists have found that hydrogen sulfide, a chemical which stinks like rotten eggs, can offer health benefits to people suffering from diabetes, stroke, heart attacks and even dementia.


Insulin pumps more affective than multiple shots in type 2 diabetes

Insulin pumps more affective than multiple shots in type 2 diabetesWashington, July 3 : A new study has revealed that insulin pumps are significantly more effective at controlling blood glucose (sugar) in people with type 2 diabetes .

According to the study, this treatment is affective for people who have failed to respond to the usual standard of care, multiple daily insulin injections.


Retraining human GI cells provides new hope for curing diabetes

Human GI CellsWashington, July 1 - A new study has revealed that switching off a single gene, researchers have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells.

The scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center said that people have been talking about turning one cell into another for a long time, but until now they hadn't gotten to the point of creating a fully functional insulin-producing cell by the manipulation of a single target.


'Walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes risk

'Walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes riskWashington, June 18 - New studies suggest that people who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods.


Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetesLondon, June 17 - Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes and prevents their cardiovascular complications, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM).


Playing football can lower blood pressure, improve heart function in diabetes patients

Playing football can lower blood pressure, improve heart function in diabetes patientsWashington, June 13 - New studies suggest that football training produces significant changes in body composition and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients, and effectively lowers blood pressure in men with high blood pressure.

The studies were carried out by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at the University of Copenhagen.


Scientists come closer to linking 'Jekyll and Hyde' protein with type 1 diabetes

Scientists come closer to linking 'Jekyll and Hyde' protein with type 1 diabetesWashington, June 10 - Researchers have shown how a protein, called GAD65, changes its shape when it turns itself on and off and said that this characteristic could also link it to type 1 diabetes.

In the human brain, GAD65 performs an essential role: it makes 'neurotransmitters' - chemicals that pass messages between brain cells.


Natural molecule that may help treat type 2 diabetes discovered

Natural molecule that may help treat type 2 diabetes discoveredWashington, May 13 - Researchers have discovered a natural molecule that could be used to treat insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

The molecule, a derivative of omega-3 fatty acids, mimics some of the effects of physical exercise on blood glucose regulation.


Low-carb diet reduces inflammation in diabetics

Low-carb diet reduces inflammation in diabeticsWashington, May 9 - A new study has revealed that a low-carbohydrate diet reduces inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes.

According to research at Linkoping University in Sweden, compared with healthy individuals without diabetes, the patients exhibited significantly higher levels of inflammatory markers at baseline but inflammation was significantly reduced in the low-carbohydrate group after 6-months.


Gluten-free diet could cut type 1 diabetes risk

DiabetesWashington, May 9 - Researchers have shown that mouse mothers can protect their pups from developing type 1 diabetes by eating a gluten-free diet.

According to preliminary studies by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, the findings may apply to humans.

The mouse study adds more knowledge to a field that has been object for research many years.


Increasing daily coffee consumption could help cut your type 2 diabetes risk

Increasing daily coffee consumption could help cut your type 2 diabetes riskWashington, April 25 - Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have suggested that by increasing your daily coffee consumption you can reduce your type 2 diabetes risk.


Everest trek reveals how some people get type 2 diabetes

Everest trek reveals how some people get type 2 diabetesWashington, April 15 - A research, which took place on Mount Everest, assessed the mechanisms by which low oxygen levels in the body - known as hypoxia - are linked to the development of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance is when cells fail to respond to insulin in the body. Insulin enables the body to regulate sugar levels. Too much sugar can be toxic and leads to type II diabetes.


Weight loss in people at risk of diabetes cuts mortality risk from cardiovascular disease

Weight loss in people at risk of diabetes cuts mortality risk from cardiovascular diseaseWashington, April 3 : Researchers have said that losing weight helped people, who were at risk of diabetes, decreases their chances of dying from cardiovascular disease.


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