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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes

(Uppsala University) Researchers from Uppsala University have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.

Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism associated condition

(University of Edinburgh) A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. Scientists found that a drug called metformin improves sociability and reduces symptomatic behaviors in adult mice with a form of Fragile X syndrome.

Outdoor air temperature linked to risk of gestational diabetes

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Outdoor air temperature has a direct link to the risk of gestational diabetes, with a 6% to 9% relative increase in the risk of diabetes for every 10°C increase in temperature, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.160839.

Study Points to Seriousness of Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinology Advisor reported on a recent study which showed that most patients with diabetes requiring a visit to the hospital for a severe low blood sugar had type 2 diabetes. These results were shared at the 26th American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific Sessions & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas. Researchers in Sarojini Naidu […]

Livongo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Diabetes Management Program

Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced partnerships with the American Diabetes Association, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF to launch the Livongo Family Care Plan. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround

The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround is a new book published by the American Diabetes Association which is a quick course on all the type 2 basics including lingo–helpful for the newly diagnosed. Dr. Laura Hieronymus and Dr. Stacy Griffin have written a guide for those who are either newly diagnosed or for those who are ready […]

Study: Diabetes Strengths Can Help Teens With Type 1 Diabetes Be Resilient

A study published in the American Diabetes Association’s journal Diabetes Care shows that teens who are able to do what it takes to manage their blood sugar levels are more resilient and more likely to have better longterm outcomes. The researchers noted that even though living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, some teens are able to […]

Meet Nurse Amy: A CDE Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Amy Hayes is a registered nurse with almost 24 years of experience. She has an associates’s and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in education. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and inpatient diabetes nurse educator. She has worked as a nurse educator, with cancer patients, including bone marrow and […]

Dominant protection from HLA-linked autoimmunity by antigen-specific regulatory T cells

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Susceptibility and protection against human autoimmune diseases, including type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Goodpasture disease, is associated with particular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. However, the mechanisms underpinning such HLA-mediated effects on self-tolerance remain unclear. Show More Summary

Nevada bill for insulin reimbursements at a glance

A Nevada bill would force pharmaceutical drugmakers to refund insurance companies and diabetics if insulin prices rise above inflation, and require drugmakers to disclose information about costs associated with insulin. … Click to Continue »

Medical News Today: Diabetes and hypertension: What is the relationship?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is linked to diabetes, and each condition can make the other worse. How can people reduce the associated risks?

Statewide Soda Tax?

Yet another bad idea : A penny-per-ounce state tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could raise $561 million a year in new revenue for Illinois, while also saving millions in health care costs associated with obesity and diabetes, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Harvard T.H. Show More Summary

Four exciting diabetes and obesity research discoveries

(Experimental Biology 2017) With more than one-third of adults in the US considered obese, researchers are searching for new ways to treat obesity and associated health problems such as type 2 diabetes. The Experimental Biology 2017 meeting (EB 2017) will showcase new insights into the causes of obesity and research that could inform new strategies for losing weight.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Exercise and your brain

The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Moving more helps reduce your risk of many conditions, including heart attack, stroke diabetes and some cancers. And, now, you can add some conditions of the brain to that list. Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Eric Ahlskog says exercise […]

Diabetes control tied to heart stent outcomes

(Reuters Health) - For people with type 2 diabetes, maintaining good blood sugar control in the years after receiving a coronary artery stent is associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study.

Eating Avocado May Help Prevent Risks Associated With Heart Disease

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Pass the avocado, please. A new analysis of existing research shows that consuming the creamy fruit can help with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of diseases and symptoms that include heart disease and type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol...Show More Summary

American Diabetes Association Recognizes One Drop’s Diabetes Education and Coaching Program

One Drop today announced that its mobile diabetes education and coaching program, One Drop | Experts, has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support. One Drop | Experts is the first and only digital therapeutics program to receive this recognition, identifying One Drop | Experts as meeting the National... Read More

Epidemiological Analysis Shows Unexpected Benefit Related to High Blood Pressure for Many with Ovarian Cancer

An international team of collaborators retroactively examined the associations between survival among patients diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer and those patients' history of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and medications taken for those conditions. Show More Summary

Role of vascular disease in development of Alzheimer's disease

Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were associated with elevated levels of brain amyloid (protein fragments linked to Alzheimer's disease) later in life, report researchers.

Heart Risks in Midlife Tied to Brain Plaques of Alzheimer’s

Being obese, smoking or having high cholesterol, hypertension or diabetes in midlife is associated with brain changes of Alzheimer’s years later.

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