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Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span.

Scientists make critical insights into T-cell development

(Monash University) Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthriti...

Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We found that hospitalizations up to the age of 18 involving endocrine and metabolic morbidity were found to be more common in the early-term group as compared with the full-term group, especially at ages five and older,' says Prof. Show More Summary

WellDoc, AADE Jointly Launch The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network

WellDoc, a digital health company revolutionizing chronic disease management to help transform lives has announced the launch of ‘The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network’ in collaboration with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Show More Summary

Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Drinking three to four days a week, compared to only once, was associated with a lower risk of diabetes, regardless of the amount of alcohol consumed.

People who drink 3 to 4 times per week less likely to develop diabetes than those who never drink

Frequent alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, according to a new study, with alcohol consumption over 3-4 week days giving the lowest risks of diabetes.

Insulin resistance linked to lower bone density

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Decreasing sensitivity to insulin - often associated with obesity and eventual type 2 diabetes - may also cause young adults to have lower bone mass at a time of life when it should be at its peak, Korean researchers say.

Listen: Updates From Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer

In this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott talks with the CEO of Dexcom. Hear what was announced at the recent American Diabetes Association annual meeting including a Dexcom app for Android that many non-iPhone users have been waiting for. Find out about the new inserter system for the G5…no giant needle visible! Sayer also […]

Study Shows What Helps Depressed People With Type 2 Diabetes Get Better

A study found that a type of counseling in addition to exercise were most effective in treating depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study authors shared this information at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in June of 2017 and explained that depression in people with diabetes is 2 times more likely than […]

What Killed “The Cincinnati Kid”?

The Cincinnati Kid There are diseases that become forever associated with a famous victim. Michael J. Fox is active with research for Parkinson’s Disease. Mary Tyler Moore was a lifelong diabetic. Jerry Lewis, although not a victim of the disease, will always be associated with the marathon television fundraisers he... Show More Summary

How Twitter is a vital tool in medicine

Recently, Twitter exploded with angry commentary directed at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) after the organization actively attempted to censor what was posted on Twitter during their annual sessions in San Diego. The fiasco began when an attendee posted a picture of slides on Twitter — in an attempt to “live Tweet” during a session […]

Blood sugar swings tied to depression in elderly with type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Greater ups and downs of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker of long-term blood sugar levels, are associated with a higher number of symptoms of depression in elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes, a recent Israeli study finds.

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

(University of Southern California) Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease....Show More Summary

Burden of diabetes set to increase across sub-Saharan Africa, potentially diminishing health gains of recent years

As sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year by 2030 if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase.

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicide

A new study examines how illness plays a role in suicide risk. Researchers found that 17 physical health conditions, ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, were associated with an increased risk of suicide. Two of the...Show More Summary

Binge drinking associated with higher blood glucose levels in women, but not men

Regular high alcohol consumption and binge drinking from age 16 is associated with higher glucose concentrations in women's blood -- an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes -- later in life, according to a study.

An easier prescription

Type I diabetes patients typically inject insulin several times a day, a painful process that reduces quality-of-life. Injectable medications are also associated with noncompliance, which can result in long-term complications for patients with chronic disease and dramatic increases in healthcare costs.

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