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Study suggests new drug candidate could treat both type 2 diabetes and bone loss

JUPITER, FL - July 27, 2016 - In addition to its more obvious ills, type 2 diabetes is a condition closely associated with bone fractures, increasing the risk of fractures twofold. To make matters worse, certain anti-diabetic drugs further increase this risk, particularly in postmenopausal women, severely limiting their treatment options. read more

Diabetic Dermopathy: More Than Just Dry Skin?

I’ve been a type 1 diabetic now for the past 10 years and I’ve heard of most of the associated complications associated with the disease, but I came across an article a couple weeks back about diabetic dermopathy shin spots and how they are more prevalent in type 1 diabetics. Well, never hearing of it, it […]

AMA, Omada Health, Intermountain Healthcare Launch Digital Health Program to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

The American Medical Association (AMA), Omada Health, and Intermountain Healthcare today announced a digital health initiative aimed at reducing the alarming number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. The new partnership will create...Show More Summary

Diabetes: Factor 'gender' into treatment, say experts

The international guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus (type 2) purport to observe factors such as age, social environment, the duration of the illness or associated health complaints. The factor gender is not included....Show More Summary

Dr. Jennifer Sun, Investigator in the Section of Vascular Biology, Receives RPB Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., MPH, Investigator in the Section on Vascular Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, an Ophthalmologist in Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has been granted an RPB Physician-Scientist Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB).

Medical News Today: Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected

The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.

Week 2 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

Associate Editor Tom McBride discusses the new research and commentary appearing in the second week of PLOS Medicine’s Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes. Each week this July PLOS Medicine will be publishing new perspective and

Bicycling may help prevent type 2 diabetes

Habitual cycling, whether as transportation to work or as a recreational activity, is associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. This cohort study, conducted...Show More Summary

Vision-threatening stages of diabetic retinopathy associated with higher risk of depression

In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Gwyneth Rees, Ph.D., of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes. read more

Vision-threatening stages of diabetic retinopathy associated with higher risk of depression

Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Research: Beta-Cell Transplants from Pigs

According to an ADA press release, two new approaches to replace deteriorating beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes are being explored by scientists. This news was shared at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on June 10, 2016 and involves transplanting islet […]

Little to no association between butter consumption and chronic disease or total mortality

BOSTON (Embargoed until 2 PM EDT, June 29, 2016)--Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a new epidemiological study which analyzed the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and all-cause mortality. read more

Low socioeconomic status associated with risk of death in patients with diabetes

Access and use of health care resources in Sweden is equitable and affordable and the management of those resources is well developed. Still, low socioeconomic status was associated with an increased risk of death for patients with type...Show More Summary

Heart Disease: #1 Cause of Death in People with Diabetes

The American Medical Association (AMA) wants more people to know their numbers on World Hypertension Day so they can be aware of and best manage their high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension is one of the greatest contributors to the development of heart disease in addition to high cholesterol and high blood sugar. […]

Scott’s Interview with Dexcom’s Director of Clinical Projects, Tomas Walker

Dexcom’s Director of Clinical Projects, Tomas Walker, talks with Scott about the information that he presented at the 76th American Diabetes Associations Scientific Sessions. Dexcom presented information at the event on a number of topics and I have some of the more interesting stuff available right now for you to hear. Tomas tells us about two topics […]

Electric fields weaker in slow-healing diabetic wounds

People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. The results could ultimately open up new approaches for managing diabetic patients.

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health Join Forces

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “The American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health today announced a long-term collaboration to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data. Show More Summary

Epigenomic alterations contribute to obesity-associated diabetes

Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. In a new study, researchers have identified epigenomic alterations that are associated with inflammation and type 2 diabetes. The findings help to explain how alterations of the epigenome during the progression of obesity can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes.

Bayshore Community Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Earns Re-Certification by American Diabetes Association

The Diabetes Self-Management program at Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to announced that it has received re-certification from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for the fourth time for meeting the national standard. The...Show More Summary

Study finds one third of children have higher levels of cardiometabolic risk factors due to family history

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those conditions. read more

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