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New model predicts patients with type 1 diabetes who will go on to develop major complications

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) presents a new model for predicting which patients with type 1 diabetes will go on to develop major complications, through easily and routinely measured risk factors. Show More Summary

Ever growing number of women with gestational diabetes suggests future will be filled with children with early diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed. Show More Summary

Diabetics in Distress

Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and remains one of the leading causes of death. The disease is associated with a myriad of complications and comorbid conditions, but mental health issues are often overlooked. “Diabetes distress” is a relatively new term that describes the psychological manifestations of diabetes management. A recent report […]

Back to School and Photo Advocacy with Diabetes

We find ourselves in another season of Back to School, Folks… always a special challenge for those grappling with diabetes. This year, families might want to know about developments in the American Diabetes Association’s Safe At School program and the… The post Back to School and Photo Advocacy with Diabetes appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Work-Related Stress Raises Type-2 Diabetes Risk 45 Percent

Can a stressful job make you sick? An increased risk of cardiovascular diseases is the first in a line of adverse effects workplace stress can have on health. However, convincing evidence for a strong association between work stress and incident Type 2 diabetes mellitus had been missing until recently.  As the team of scientists headed […]

What I Learned About the Affordable Care Act at AADE 2014

At the recent American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting, the Affordable Care Act and the changes it’s bringing to our country’s healthcare landscape were of course top of mind. Our correspondent Wil Dubois was on theShow More Summary

Back to School with Dr. Lori Laffel from Joslin Diabetes Center

Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25 years of experience treating pediatric patients with diabetes.

Fear and Patient Engagement at AADE 2014

You probably know by now that our correspondent Wil Dubois attended the big annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting last week in Orlando, FL — from his initial reports on diabetes device integration news and yesterday’s Exhibit Hall… The post Fear and Patient Engagement at AADE 2014 appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Product News from the (Shrinking) 2014 AADE Expo

As you may know, our correspondent Wil Dubois was on the ground in Orlando, FL, covering the big annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting for us last week. Check out his first Newsflash on Asante and Insulet stuff… The post Product News from the (Shrinking) 2014 AADE Expo appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Fruit flies help unlock mysteries of human diabetes

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. The advance is due to a new technique devised byShow More Summary

NewsFlash from AADE: Diabetes Data Breaking Free!

Our correspondent Wil Dubois is on the scene at the big annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting in Orlando, FL, this week covering the action live. We’ll be bringing you several full reports from Wil on both conference… The post NewsFlash from AADE: Diabetes Data Breaking Free! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Work-related stress is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Workplace stress can have a range of adverse effects on health with an increased risk of cardio-vascular diseases in the first line. However, to date, convincing evidence for a strong association between work stress and incident Type 2 diabetes mellitus is missing. read more

Research explores why interval walking training is better than continuous walking training

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that training with alternating levels of walking intensity (interval training) could be better than walking at a constant speed to help manage blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

Researchers Uncover Brain Pathways for Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association lists Type 2 diabetes as the most common form of diabetes. The disease is characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by the body’s lack of insulin or inability to use insulin efficiently, and obesity is one of the most common causes. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified neural pathways […]

UTHealth's Dr. Philip Orlander Recognized by Diabetes Association

Philip Orlander, M.D., director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Urbanization of rural Africa associated with increased risk of heart disease and diabetes

The increasing urbanization of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda that found that even small changes towards more urban lifestyles was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Study suggests both high physical activity and less sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce risk of obes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity. Show More Summary

NewsFlash: Both ADA and JDRF Getting New CEOs

The tides are a changin’ at two of the top diabetes orgs, with both the JDRF and the American Diabetes Association getting new leaders this month for the first time in years. Whoa, both at the same time… is there… The post NewsFlash: Both ADA and JDRF Getting New CEOs appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Top stories in health and medicine, July 23, 2014

From MedPage Today: Salt Consumption Tied to Heart Risk in T2D. Higher salt intake was associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Three-Drug Cocktail Has Promise in TB. An experimental,...Show More Summary

Autophagy protects insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas

Diabetes affects almost 400 million people worldwide. One of the hallmarks of this disease is a loss of pancreatic ? cells, which secrete insulin. In many patients the reduction of ? cells is associated an accumulation of a toxic form of a protein produced by ? cells, known as islet amyloid polypeptide. Show More Summary

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