The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off...Show More Summary
A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as the incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors.
(Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) It is now possible to reprogram cells from the liver into the precursor cells that give rise to the pancreas by altering the activity of a single gene. A teamShow More Summary
Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Medicine and Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $3 million grant from a consortium of pharmaceutical companies to identify genes and other characteristics that are signs of rapid decline in kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease.
The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
The American Diabetes Association now officially recommends weight-loss surgery as a possible helpful option for patients who are obese and who also have diabetes. In the US, two-thirds of adults are struggling to manage their weight and type 2 diabetes is more and more common. The ADA has published a book called 21 Things You […]
Endocrinologists and neurologists from both sides of the Atlantic and teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to craft a new position statement on the prevention, treatment and management of diabetic neuropathy.
Researchers at Michigan Medicine led a group of internationally recognized endocrinologists and neurologists from both sides of the Atlantic and teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to craft a new position statement on the prevention, treatment and management of diabetic neuropathy.
Insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity, new research indicates.
(Boston University Medical Center) A new report, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), suggests that insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity. The findings are published in the journal Clinical Obesity.
A study recently published it the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Care journal found that the combination of metformin and glyburide lead to fewer women with gestational diabetes needing insulin after pregnancy when compared to taking just one of the drugs. Researchers sought to find out how effective and safe metformin was compared to glyburide and how […]
Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic levels in many American communities, and the associated health risks including nerve damage, blindness, and amputation are rearing their ugly heads. Luckily for sufferers and clinicians alike, new...Show More Summary
A new health link has been found between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This is the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a multi-ethnic Asian population. Findings suggest that addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM.
(Duke-NUS Medical School) A Singapore-based study has found a new health link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This is the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a multi-ethnic Asian population. Show More Summary
By Lynn Kennedy The American Diabetes Association recently released a position statement with new evidence-based recommendations on physical activity and exercise for people with diabetes and prediabetes. A big point is the 3-for-30 recommendation: do three minutes of light physical activity – such as leg extensions or walking – for every half hour spent sitting […]
WellDoc and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has partnered to integrate its “AADE Diabetes Education Curriculum: A Guide to Successful Self-Management” into WellDoc’s BlueStar digital therapeutic platform. BlueStar is an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic used to help adults living with type 2 diabetes self-manage their condition. Show More Summary
Consuming healthy snacks can better help manage diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that avoiding the vending machine is also a wise decision when living with diabetes. There are numerous snacks that can boostShow More Summary
A recent study found that many young adults with type 1 diabetes avoid wearing CGMs and insulin pumps because of the device attachment to their person and their attitudes associated with wearing those devices. Researchers have known that the use of insulin pump and CGMs (continuous glucose monitors) has continued to be relatively low despite their positive […]
Rob Kardashian just left the hospital after getting treated for symptoms associated with his diabetes. TMZ broke the story... Rob checked himself into West Hills Medical Center Wednesday night near Hidden Hills. Our sources say he'd been stress…