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Association of physical activity with diabetes is weakest among women at high genetic risk

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that the protective effect of physical activity against diabetes is weakest among those at high genetic risk. The research...Show More Summary

Diabetes researchers urge for new screening and management approach

Treating patients with prediabetes as if they had diabetes could help prevent or delay the most severe complications associated with this chronic disease, experts say. The researchers say that by not devising a treatment strategy for...Show More Summary

This 2,400-Pack of Krispy Kreme Donuts Is a Glazed Gift From Heaven

Krispy Kreme has long been associated with the more diabetic parts of the American Southeast. But Krispy Kreme U.K. has outdone the Yanks with the Double Hundred Dozen, which is exactly what it sounds like: a box of 2,400 doughnuts. My left arm hurts just typing that. Show More Summary

Common diabetes drug associated with risk of low levels of thyroid hormone

Metformin, a commonly used drug for treating type 2 diabetes, is linked to an increased risk of low thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in patients with underactive thyroids, according to a study. Low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone can cause harm, such as cardiovascular conditions and fractures.

Snapshots from EASD 2014: Europe’s Big Diabetes Conference in Austria

The biggest annual diabetes conference in Europe took place last week – the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) — bringing thousands from the D-field this year to Austria, for what many of us in the States refer… The post Snapshots from EASD 2014: Europe’s Big Diabetes Conference in Austria appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes discovered

A new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans, has been discovered by researchers. 29 million Americans have diabetes -- more than nine percent of the total population. It is the 7th leading...Show More Summary

Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the SeptemberShow More Summary

Diabetes complications make patients more likely to fall down stairs

New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, shows that people suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)—a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves in the limbs—are likely to sway more during stair climbing, and thus are more likely to fall. Show More Summary

Study shows consumption of high-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes

New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, shows that people with the highest consumption of high-fat dairy products (8 or more portions per day) have a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest consumption (1 or less per day). Show More Summary

Why Inflammation Matters for Diabetics

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics, found a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. In the laboratory, the researchers studied cultured cells from a human aorta, the blood vessel that comes out of the heart…

THP Hacker Bio: John Costik

A surprising amount of entries for The Hackaday Prize are medical devices, and the regulatory problems associated with that domain. [John Costik]‘s Diabetes Data, Everywhere is one of the few projects that is perfect for a world where...Show More Summary

Top stories in health and medicine, September 9, 2014

From MedPage Today: Hand OA Linked with Diabetes. Diabetes was strongly associated with hand pain and joint tenderness in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis (OA). Culture Shock: The Ebola Dilemma. An august group of experts spent 2 days discussing how the various experimental substances should be used, given that none — repeat, none — of the […]

Fractyl Labs Raises $40M Series C To Develop Diabetes Treatments

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Fractyl Labs, which develops treatments for diabetes, has raised a $40 million Series C round led by Mithril, with participation from returning investors General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Domain Associates. The new capital will be used to fund clinical evaluation of a procedure that Fractyl has developed. Read More

One Last Chance For Chemocentryx's Star Diabetes Candidate

By Austrolib: The estimates regarding the total cost of diabetes in the US vary wildly, depending on what you count and who is being asked. Forbes put the number at $34B in 2007. The American Diabetes Association put it at $145B that year, and a whopping $245B in 2012, counting lost productivity. Show More Summary

Nutrisystem: A Small Company Growing With American Obesity

By Kevin Quon: One of the most stable trends in the United States remains the growth of obesity and diabetes amongst the population. According to the American Diabetes Association in an article found here, the number of people with diagnosed...Show More Summary

Daily breakfast is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk profile in children

Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Angela Donin of St. George's University...Show More Summary

Seatbelt laws encourage obese drivers to buckle up

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Obesity is associated with many health risks, including heart disease and diabetes, but University of Illinois researchers have found a possible way to mitigate one often-overlooked risk: not buckling up in the car. A new study led by Sheldon H. Show More Summary

Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard

Every year the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) elects new leaders, which is normally not big news for us. However, this year’s new AADE leadership should be turning heads among the patient community — because two of the ladies… The post Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

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

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