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Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI & obesity in Danish twin study

The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis and obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. read more

A fatty liver may result in a broken heart

The extent to which NAFLD itself, rather than associated conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or atherogenic dyslipidemia, is responsible for increased cardiovascular death has been a matter of debate. In a new study conclude that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and therefore CVD. Show More Summary

Dr. Gordon Weir, Co-Head of Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin, to Receive the Albert Renold Award for his Significant Impact as a Mentor from the American Diabetes Association

- Gordon Weir, M.D., Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Chair, Co-Head of Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2016 Albert Renold Award.

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Awarded Banting Medal from American Diabetes Association

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism whose research has identified fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance...Show More Summary

Penn Study on Fragile X Syndrome Uses Fruitfly's Point of View to Identify New Treatments

The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can be targeted by new and already approved drugs to treat fragile X patients.

Penn study on fragile X syndrome uses fruitfly's point of view to identify new treatments

PHILADELPHIA - Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. New research shows how the hormone insulin -- usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity...Show More Summary

Responsible pet care associated with well-controlled blood sugar in diabetic children

In a sample of young people with type I diabetes, those who actively helped care for family pets were 2.5 times more likely to have well-controlled blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

Insulin Prices Skyrocket: Putting Pressure on Pharma to Explain

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a new study which highlights an alarming fact about diabetes management: the cost of insulin has beyond tripled between 2002 and 2013. The cost per year, per patient has risen from an average of $231 to $736. A milliliter of insulin rose 197% from $4.34 to $12.92 […]

High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in large population of kids with type 1 diabetes

A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D screening in all children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Penn Nursing Study First to Show High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids w/ Type 1 Diabetes

A University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Study reveals substantial reductions in years lived without disability and overall life expectancy for men and women with diabet

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that men and women with diabetes (both types) face not only reduced overall life expectancy, but also higher numbers of years living with disability compared to those people without diabetes. Show More Summary

Sweet Steps and "Soulitude" Slay Diabetes

Photo courtesy of Joseph Faure, Jr. of Free Forms Media Moved by the work of the American Diabetes Association and the alarming ratio of people affected or living with Diabetes, Shani Faure, CMP, began raising funds and awareness through the annual NYC Step Out Walk in 2009. Show More Summary

Study characterizes insulin secretion in response to metabolic stress

The development of type 2 diabetes is linked to persistent inflammation as a consequence of metabolic stress. Prolonged exposure to the proinflammatory molecule IL-1? is associated with reduced insulin secretion by pancreatic ? cells, while short-term exposure to IL-1? has been shown to increase insulin levels. Show More Summary

New studies reveal large gap in life expectancy between patients with type 1 diabetes and the general population

Two new studies published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) show there has been no decrease in the gap in life expectancy between people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the general population over the past few decades. read more

Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

Researchers describe, for the first time, an association between a defective myogenic response of blood vessels in the retina and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. The findings may lead to the development of targeted therapies to delay or prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy in this population.

Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

(BOSTON) - Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute have shown an association between a defective myogenic response -- the regulatory increase or decrease in blood pressure to keep blood flow within the vessels of the retina constant -- and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. read more

Type 1 diabetes linked to 3-fold increase in risk of epilepsy

People with type 1 diabetes have a three-times increased risk of developing epilepsy later in life, concludes research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). read more

Medical News Today: Nightly fasting may help reduce breast cancer risk

Fasting more than 13 hours a night is associated with a lower rate of breast cancer recurrence, and it may also reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Study confirms link between diabetes drug and increased risk of bladder cancer

The diabetes drug pioglitazone is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings suggest that the risk increases with increasing duration of use and dose. No increased risk was seen for a similar drug (rosiglitazone). read more

Turning Into a Cupcake Is Not As Cute As It Sounds

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A new advertising campaign by the Diabetes Association of Thailand shows the horrifying effects of eating too much sugar: Your skin rots, rendering you part cake, part human. Ahhhhh!!An inverse of the New York City Department of Health ads, which featured soda bottles brimming with human fat, these ads depict... More »

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