Diabetes News
July 12, 2023

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Neurons That Track, Regulate Blood-Sugar Levels Are Found

New research has discovered neurons within the brain which detect and respond to changes in the level of sugar within the bloodstream. Understanding how this blood-sugar detection system works and how these neurocircuits operate would give researchers and doctors greater insights into how our ...

Deep-Sleep Brain Waves Predict Blood Sugar Control

Researchers have uncovered a potential mechanism in humans that explains how and why deep-sleep brain waves at night are able to regulate the body's sensitivity to insulin, which in turn improves blood sugar control the next day. It's an exciting advance because sleep is a modifiable lifestyle ...

For Type 2 Diabetics Who Exercise, Some Approaches Are Better Than Others

An analysis on the positive effects of exercise on blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes shows that while all exercise helps, certain activities -- and their timing -- are extremely good for people's ...

Light or Moderate Alcohol Consumption Does Not Guard Against Diabetes, Obesity

People who have just one or two drinks per day are not protected against endocrine conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new ...

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Low-Glucose Sensor in the Brain Promotes Blood Glucose Balance

Does the brain play a role in blood glucose regulation? Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found evidence in animal models that glucose-sensing neurons in the brain are important for whole ...

Artificial Pancreas Reduces Disease Management Burden for People With Diabetes

Researchers design a novel algorithm for controlling implanted insulin pumps that accounts for the unique characteristics of individual patients. Their model, tested using an FDA-approved diabetes ...

High-Throughput Experiments Might Ensure a Better Diagnosis of Hereditary Diseases

All human beings are genetically very similar, sharing approx. 99.9% of the DNA code. The remaining 0.1% explains the natural differences between people, including our predisposition to hereditary ...

Potential Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Scientists identified three biomaterial formulations that could help develop a more sustainable, long-term, self-regulating way to treat Type 1 diabetes using a new screening technique that involves ...

Arterial Stiffness May Cause Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents Via an Increase in Fasting Insulin and LDL Cholesterol

Arterial stiffness may be a novel risk factor for metabolic syndrome in ...

Too Much Insulin Can Be as Dangerous as Too Little

Researchers describe a key player in the defense mechanism that safeguards against excessive insulin in the body, which can be as harmful as too ...

How Electricity Can Heal Wounds Three Times as Fast

Chronic wounds are a major health problem for diabetic patients and the elderly -- in extreme cases they can even lead to amputation. Using electric stimulation, researchers have developed a method ...

Study Links Poor Diet to 14 Million Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Globally

A research model of dietary intake in 184 countries estimates that poor diet contributed to over 14.1 million cases of type 2 diabetes in 2018, representing over 70% of new diagnoses ...

Students Engineer Socks for on-the-Go Neuropathy Treatment

A wearable electrical-stimulation and vibration-therapy system designed by engineering students might be just what the doctor ordered for people experiencing foot pain and balance loss due to ...

Non-Biological Factors and Social Determinants of Health Important in Women's CVD Risk Assessment

A new scientific statement reviews research about racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors among women in the U.S. In addition to traditional risk factors, women of ...

Bariatric Surgery May Reverse Diabetes Complications for People With Obesity

For more than 100 million Americans who are obese, bariatric surgery may reverse complications related to diabetes, including regenerating damaged nerves, a new study shows. Researchers say the ...


New Test Could Help Identify Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Analysing changes to DNA in the blood can improve the ability to predict a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes within a decade. The findings could lead to preventative measures being put ...

Fasting Diet Reduces Risk Markers of Type 2 Diabetes

A fasting diet which focuses on eating early in the day could be the key to reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, following one of the largest study in the world to ...

Study Shows How to Prevent a High-Fat Diet from Throwing Metabolism out of Whack

Eating lots of fats increases the risk of metabolic disorders, but the mechanisms behind the problem have not been well understood. Now, biologists have made a key finding about how to ward off ...

Obesity Treatment Could Offer Dramatic Weight Loss Without Surgery or Nausea

Imagine getting the benefits of gastric bypass surgery without going under the knife -- a new class of compounds could do just that. In lab animals, these potential treatments reduce weight ...

Retinal Scans: A Non-Invasive, Inexpensive Method to Track Human Aging

Is the eye a window into aging? New research has shown how imaging of the fundus, the blood vessel-rich tissue in the retina, can be used to track human aging, in a way that is noninvasive, less ...

Shedding Pounds May Benefit Your Heart -- Even If Some Weight Is Regained

Weight loss was associated with decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes for at least five years -- even if some weight was regained, according to a review of research on ...

Generating Power With Blood Sugar

A fuel cell under the skin that converts blood sugar from the body into electrical energy sounds like science fiction. Yet it apparently works ...

Researchers Discover Two Subtypes of Insulin-Producing Cells

A team of scientists has identified two distinct subtypes of insulin-producing beta cells, or ß cells, each with crucial characteristics that may be leveraged to better understand and treat Type 1 ...

New Form of Omega-3 Could Prevent Visual Decline With Alzheimer's Disease

For the first time, researchers have developed a form of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that is capable of crossing into the eye's retina to ward off visual declines related ...

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