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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.

Anti-diabetic drug slows ageing and lengthens lifespan

Brussels - A study provides evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows ageing and increases lifespan.

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.

Type 2 diabetes? Short walk reduces heart attack and stroke risk

An international study suggests that walking for 20 minutes a day can dramatically reduce heart attack or stroke risk in those with precursor to Type 2 diabetes. The study looked at data from 9,300 people in 40 countries from the 'Navigator' trial.

Vitamin D improves mood, reduces pain in diabetic women

According to a study conducted by researchers at Loyola University Chicago, Vitamin D intake can decrease neuropathic and sensory pain in case of women with depression and type 2 diabetes.

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.

Mediterranean diet can reduce heart attacks

Spanish scientists have shown that the Mediterranean diet may counteract the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

Good sleep provides cardiovascular benefits

A new study suggests that a long, restful sleep is good for the heart and for the cardiovascular system. This is in conjunction with other lifestyle factors.

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.

More sleep can help to avoid diabetes

Los Angeles - A new study has revealed that getting additional sleep could help to reduce a person's risk of contracting type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes drug may cause cancer

A doctor in the U.S. has raised concerns about a class of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes by raising a warning that they could cause pancreatic cancer.

Omega-3 'may help to protect against type 2 diabetes'

Scientists in the U.S. have run a study that indicates that omega-3 fatty acid capsules could help to deliver lower risks of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Trigger linking obesity to diabetes discovered

Scientists have speculated for a while that the inflammation of fat tissue is part of a series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. Until now, however, they have not identified the trigger for this.

New study suggests diet sodas may increase risk of diabetes

Two French researchers have completed an extensive study examining the risk of developing type 2 diabetes comparing the results of drinking diet sodas against soft drinks sweetened with sugar.

Overweight men can boost testosterone levels by losing weight

A new study shows that overweight men with impaired glucose tolerance can help raise their testosterone levels by choosing a healthy lifestyle and losing weight.

Surgery-therapy combo more effective for obese diabetic patients

A study published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that bariatric surgery together with medical therapy cut a patient’s blood glucose levels more than medical therapy alone in obese patients who also have type 2 diabetes.

Paula Deen withheld diabetes diagnosis to help others

Paula Deen, known for teaching us how to cook meals that are delicious, albeit fattening, announced she suffers from Type 2 diabetes. She has now become a “spokesperson” for diabetes, saying she withheld her diagnosis from the public for a reason.
 

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