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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

Oppy’s Jazz campaign helps fund diabetes groups

Through the Crunch to Contribute campaign, The Oppenheimer group will donate $1 to the American or Canadian Diabetes Association for each Jazz apple photo uploaded to the website, www.jazzapple.com/c2c.

Physical fitness associated with less pronounced effect of sedentary behavior

Physical fitness may buffer some of the adverse health effects of too much sitting, according to a new study. Sedentary behavior has been linked to an increase risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and premature death. Show More Summary

Genetic Risk for Type 1 Diabetes Driven by Faulty Cell Recycling

Type 1 diabetes is the unpreventable form of diabetes that usually strikes children and young adults. It’s less common than type 2 diabetes which is associated with older age and obesity. Diabetes researchers have identified a gene believed to disrupt the ability of beta cells to produce insulin resulting in type 1 diabetes. The loss of beta […]

Remembering Stefan S. Fajans, M.D., Former President of American Diabetes Association

Remembering Stefan Fajans, M.D., University of Michigan diabetes researcher and former president of the American Diabetes Association.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. read more

Gestational Diabetes is Associated with Declining Cognitive Function

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, perform worse on cognitive function tests than do women with a normal pregnancy, according to a new study from Turkey. The results were presented Sunday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

Researchers identify mechanism that could help old muscle grow

[Boston, MA June 17, 2014]? Sarcopenia – the significant loss of muscle mass and function that can occur as we age – is associated with many chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. In findings published online...Show More Summary

Diabetes distress vs. depression: Are people with type 2 being misdiagnosed?

Researchers have long understood there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research shows that symptoms of depression in people with type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced through interventions forShow More Summary

Diabetes Association sets new A1C target for children with type 1 diabetes

June 16, 2014 (San Francisco) – According to a new position statement released at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions,® the American Diabetes Association is lowering its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children...Show More Summary

Diabetes distress vs. depression: Are people with type 2 being misdiagnosed?

June 16, 2014 (San Francisco) – Researchers have long understood there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions® shows that symptoms...Show More Summary

Understanding the unique nature of children's bodies and brains

June 15, 2014 (San Francisco) – With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children's bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Show More Summary

Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes

June 14, 2014 (San Francisco) – Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. read more

Media Advisory - June 14-15: Artificial Pancreas Findings Presented by UVA Health System Researchers

Researchers from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology are presenting their findings from artificial pancreas clinical trials at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco on June 14-15.

ADA Conference Kicks Off Today, Plus the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange!

Today marks the start of the year’s biggest diabetes conference on U.S. soil, the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions here in San Francisco. As always, our team from the ‘Mine will be on hand observing what’s new...Show More Summary

Study shows gut microbe composition different in young children with and without type 1 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have a less balanced composition of gut bacteria compared with children of the same age without diabetes. Show More Summary

Toward 24-7 glucose monitoring to help manage diabetes

Nearly half a million people with diabetes end up in emergency rooms around the U.S. every year due to the seizures and other consequences of dropping or spiking blood-sugar levels associated with the disease. To help prevent serious...Show More Summary

Gene Variant Associated With Type 2 Diabetes in Latino Population

A genetic analysis of DNA samples of approximately 3,700 Mexican and U.S. Latino individuals identified a gene variant that was associated with a 5-fold increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, findings that may have implications for screening in this population, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA, a diabetes theme issue.

Study Examines Effect of Adding Insulin With Metformin to Treat Diabetes

Among patients with diabetes who were receiving metformin, the addition of insulin compared with a sulfonylurea (a class of antidiabetic drugs) was associated with an increased risk of nonfatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause death, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA, a diabetes theme issue.

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