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Creation of insulin-releasing cells may help diabetes treatment

La Jolla - Both type 1 and type 2, or adult onset, diabetes involve either an inability to produce or properly process the insulin necessary to control blood sugar levels.

Op-Ed: Starbucks ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ coffee cup falls flat

Miami - A Starbucks customer in Florida got a Grand White called “Diabetes Here I Come.” He has two sisters suffering from Diabetes Type 1. Starbucks has apologized, but the customer just wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

New diabetes life-style guide advises walking

Pharmaceutical company AstraZenexa has issued a new guide book for those with type 2 diabetes. The focus is on encouraging people with the condition to lead more active lives.

Diabetes cases have quadrupled since 1980: WHO

Ginebra - The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, urging huge efforts to change eating habits and exercise more.

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk: study

Miami - A study involving people with diabetes has shown that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous kind of heart disease than body mass index, researchers said Saturday.

Bayer announces new Xarelto safety studies in diabetic patients

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG announced 13 data presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The studies will include real-world data about Xarelto safety in patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

Smart cell patch invented for diabetes care

To help those with diabetes manage the condition, researchers have developed as so-called “smart cell patch.” The aim is to try to mimic the natural processes in the human body.

Diabetes robot developed to help children

Hatfield - A robot, designed to mimic having diabetes, has been created. The cartoon-like character is designed to help children recognize symptoms of the condition.

Obese children showing signs of heart disease

The growing problem of childhood obesity has been well documented and several health initiatives are in place. These may need to be advanced following a review of symptoms of heart disease in children.

New treatments for eye care and diabetes

Washington - It has been a busy week for announcements about new medications to address serious medical conditions. Drugs are in the development pipeline for eye care and to help people manage complications associated with diabetes.

Canadian research: New hope in search for Type 2 diabetes cure

University of Alberta researchers say they have made a discovery which could be a "game changer" in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. Their research was published this week and is getting plenty of press.

Google to search for answer to diabetes

A new technology giant is entering into the diabetes arena. Google announced in early September that they will be looking to make an impact in the way diabetics monitor their glucose levels.

Smoking is associated with type 2 diabetes

London - A new study suggests an association with smoking tobacco and type 2 diabetes in that the earlier in life someone ceases smoking, the lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes becomes.

Half of all Americans have diabetes or are pre-diabetic

About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new study. Experts say there is some good news behind the grim statistics.

Call for tighter blood sugar control to avoid diabetes

London - A health body has called for tighter blood sugar guidelines in order to help those with diabetes manage the condition better as well as to improve the chances of detecting diabetes earlier. This applies to children and adults.

Diabetes drug effective for heart attacks and stroke

An established diabetes drug produced by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has been shown to be effective against cardiovascular diseases.

Insulin death firms fined

Sheffield - Two companies have been fined £550,000 ($860,000) as the result of the death of a diabetic patient who was injected with insulin syringes that actually contained no insulin.

Bacteria linked to type 2 diabetes

A new research study suggests that bacteria may have a role in whether a person develops type 2 diabetes. At this stage, the finding is based on an animal model.

Munching pears can help manage diabetes and ulcers

Fargo - Not so much “an apple a day…” New research suggests that regular snacking in pears can help people, manage type 2 diabetes.

Alzheimer's study finds link between diabetes and dementia

A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. A high-level of blood sugar glucose increases levels of a protein called amyloid, a cause of Alzheimer's, researchers found.

Nanotech moisturizer heals diabetic skin wounds

A new innovative ointment, that can be applied to the skin, could help diabetic patients heal painful ulcers on their feet. This is based on research conducted at Northwestern University.

Body's natural rhythms control blood sugar levels

The human body’s circadian rhythm has a greater effect on glucose tolerance than eating or sleeping patterns, a study has shown.

Late sleepers might be at greater risk of diabetes

According to a recent study, people who stay up late are more likely to develop diabetes and other health issues, despite getting the same hours of sleep.

Lack of sleep connected to obesity

London - Insufficient sleep during the week and catching up on rest at the weekends has been associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The perils of publication, scientist in dispute with journal

Sao Pedro D'aldeia - The American Diabetes Association faces a lawsuit after journal editors express concern over several papers. This is a rare activity within the science world.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Naps seen as critical for sleep deprived

New research suggests a 30-minute nap can help stave off the effects of a poor night's sleep. This is good-health, potentially life-saving, news for many people who have trouble getting enough sleep at night.

Gut microbes linked to Type I diabetes

In a major study scientists have confirmed a connection between changes in gut microbes and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The research tracked infants over a long period of time, in order to demonstrate the relationship.

Study finds ties between food security and diabetes

A new study has found that people without a secure source of food and medication are more likely to have less control over their diabetes when compared to people who don’t have concerns over this issue.

Genes and environment link up to trigger diabetes

A new study into lean and obese mice and humans has unearthed the combined influence of both genetics and the environment upon the risk of developing diabetes.
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Robin the robot  developed in the U.K. to teach children about diabetes.
Robin the robot, developed in the U.K. to teach children about diabetes.
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Image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan
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CDC: You are the one who manages your diabetes day by day. Talk to your doctor about how you can best care for your diabetes to stay healthy
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Jamie Deen during cooking demonstration at ADA EXPO. Chicago, IL. April 2012.
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The cost of insulin has risen 200 percent in the past decade.
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