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Diabetes News

Keeping an eye on diabetes risks Special

Toronto - The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recently reminded people of the importance of routine eye exams. This is because diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health.

Enterovirus infection linked to type 1 diabetes

Children infected with enterovirus are around fifty percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life. Genetic and disease factors account for this increased probability.

Blood pressure drug could reverse diabetes

Birmingham - Researchers have found that a drug used to lower blood pressure has the potential to reverse the effect of diabetes. This has been shown, so far, in animal studies.

New changes in nutritional labels target sugar

When you walk into the grocery store, did you know that on average out of 600,000 food items, 80 percent contain added sugar?

Research shows link between oral health and diabetes

Diabetes is already a threatening disease in itself, but knowing that there are so many risk factors that can cause it makes it all the more frightening.

Op-Ed: Diabetes progress and promise dinner

November is National Diabetes Month. At the recent ADA Progress and Progress Dinner, volunteers were honored and the future of diabetes research was discussed by an expert panel.

Glucose intolerance linked to gut bacteria

London - Synchronous co-ordination between our bacteria and biological clocks is necessary for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance, according to a new study. This is a further example of the important role gut bacteria play in human health.

Op-Ed: Do stem cells offer diabetes cure potential?

Scientists have developed hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells. This could pave the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Researchers say stem cells could provide Type I diabetes cure

A team of Havard University researchers believe they have found a cure for Type I diabetes using stem cells to create the kind of insulin-producing cells that victims of Type I diabetes lack.

Understanding how sugar enters cells assists diabetes research

Understanding how sugar enters a cell in the body could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients. Such research could also lead to an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables farmers are able to grow.

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.
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