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Study finds losing weight can avoid kidney disease in diabetics

Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.

Studying how bears resist diabetes holds clues for humans

Seattle - Bears do not seem to develop diabetes. A new study suggests that a genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant.

Type 1 diabetes linked to different gut bacteria

Groningen - Children with type 1 diabetes have a less balanced composition of gut bacteria compared with children of the same age without diabetes, according to a new study.

Despite soaring obesity, New York City big-soda ban struck down

The New York State Court of Appeals has struck down the proposed ban on the sale of super-sized sugary sodas that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had championed last year.

Service dog industry growing Special

“One out of 64 children is still being diagnosed with autism. Soldiers are still going to war. The need for guide dogs is greater than ever. Standards for the industry are coming in the very near future."~Jason Devito, Founder of Canines 4 Hope

Doctors overlooked bedwetting-diabetes link

Being a diuretic is a symptom of diabetes. But when incontinence affects children, it's not easy to conclude that they have such a dangerous condition.

Transient fluctuations in blood glucose can have metabolic karma

A study from the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute shows that even transient or short-term variations in blood glucose levels could result in long-lasting effects on a person's health

Passive smoking and obesity link

Scientists suggest that there is a link between long-term exposure to passive smoking and a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults. The diabetes is, in turn, connected with obesity.

Gut bacteria may influence Type 1 diabetes

Gut bacteria in children, with typical diabetes auto-antibodies, differ from those in healthy children. These differences exist before antibodies are detectable in the blood.

Blood glucose meter recalled due to faulty results

The medical device company Abbott is conducting a recall for its range of blood glucose meters because the devices may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results.

Israel's LabStyle launches mobile phone blood sugar monitor

Israeli start-up LabStyle Innovations Corp on Tuesday launched a mobile-phone glucose meter for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels.

Genetic link to type 2 diabetes traced

Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified. This has come from the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the diabetes.

Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk

London - Eating yoghurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none, according to a study of 3,500 Britons published on Wednesday.

Does too much hygiene cause diabetes?

The incidence of auto-immune diseases like type 1 diabetes and allergies has risen dramatically in developed countries over the past 50 years. Some medics think that the cause is linked to the "hygiene hypothesis."

Peptides: Panacea or PED?

There is a lot of chatter, mostly in the personal-training establishment, about peptides and depending on whom you talk to or what you read, peptides are either a miracle substance or they’re the next big thing for cheats in sports.

Gene clue to Latin American risk for diabetes

Paris - Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a variant of a gene to explain why Latin Americans are at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, and pointed to a possible DNA legacy from the Neanderthals.

Sweden warned over chronic health conditions

Sweden’s health and elderly care systems has been criticized in a new report. The country's coordination of care for patients with complex needs is regarded as "less good" than comparative countries.

Sugar and alcohol during the holidays Special

If there is one thing I love about the holidays, it is all the sweets laid out on bright colored trays and dishes. And if there is one thing I despise at the holidays, it is that tempting desire to try every last one.

Blood glucose strips recalled

A recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips from the U.S. market has been called for. This is because the strips are faulty.

Diabetes causing proteins examined

All mammals make this same protein called amylin, and it only differs a little bit from species to species. This difference can be enough for an animal to develop type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes drug is effective against cancer

The long-standing diabetes drug metformin has been found to have properties against different types of cancer: uterine, liver, pancreatic, colon, lung, ovarian and breast.

Bear gallbladder prevents diabetes

A chemical extracted from the gallbladder of a bear stops a cellular stress response and stalls the progression of type-1 diabetes in mice.

Breathalyzer technology can detect diabetes

A novel hand-held, non-invasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to be able to detect diabetes.

Bacteria and fat can trigger diabetes

The connection between fat, bacteria, and diabetes is inflammation. Scientists are studying how fat cells and bacteria interact to see if this can lead to new insights into diabetes treatment.

Diabetes will affect future roles for Tom Hanks

Movie actor Tom Hanks has said he has ruled out roles which require drastic weight gain following his diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes.

Op-Ed: Should diabetic seniors be worried about getting life insurance?

Diabetes can be a debilitating disease, and often takes a huge amount of dedication and self-restraint, in addition to a strict medication regimen, to control.

U.S. government 'safe' sugar level harms mice

A high-sugar diet, comparable to one consumed by up to a quarter of U.S. citizens, renders mice less able to compete for territory and reproduce, according to some new research.

What babies eat first can affect their diabetes risk

In another finding relating to diet and health, scientists consider that the type of food a baby eats in the first few months can affect whether the child will be at a higher risk towards developing diabetes.

Diabetic pregnant mothers are at a greater risk from MRSA

Pregnant women with diabetes are more than three times as likely as mothers without diabetes to become infected with MRSA, according to a review of various medical research papers.

New study shows how exercise helps diabetes patients

Scientists have undertaken a study which shows the specific ways in which sufferers of type 2 diabetes can benefit from regular exercise to help their condition.
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