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Gene Transfer Improves Diabetes-Linked Heart Ailment

Researchers with the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California San Diego have shown that a gene transfer technique can combat heart dysfunction caused by diabetes.Working with mice, the researchers showed that a single injection to promote the expression of the hormone urocortin 2 (UCn2) increased left ventricle function and improved how the

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Exercise For Diabetes Control

In case you haven’t heard: Exercise is really good for people with type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels, increases energy levels, improves heart health, and promotes emotional well-being. Barring other medical complications, the majority of people with diabetes can and should exercise for diabetes control and for better overall health and

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Babies’ Birthweight High, Despite Good Glycemic Control In Type 1 Diabetes, Small Study Finds

A small U.S. study has found that women with type 1 diabetes still gave birth to larger babies despite good glycemic control using active diabetes management and continuous glucose monitoring.In the study, researchers examined whether there were trimester-specific associations with glycemic variations, fetal growth, and birthweight involving pregnancies with type 1 diabetes.

The retrospective cohort study involved

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Diabetes Treatment May Keep Dementia, Alzheimer’s At Bay

Patients on medication for Type 2 diabetes may be keeping Alzheimer’s disease away.University of Southern California Dornsife psychologists found that those patients with untreated diabetes developed signs of Alzheimer’s disease 1.6 times faster than people who did not have diabetes.

“Our findings emphasize the importance of catching diabetes or other metabolic diseases in adults as early

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Global Study Of Pancreatic Cancer Offers Possible Insights Into Treatment And Early Detection

When “Jeopardy!” episode 7059 aired on April 30, 2015, the category was “The Human Body,” the price was $2,000, and the clue was “This gland’s main duct, the duct of Wirsung, collects its juices & empties into the duodenum.”

The question was “What is the pancreas?” Unbeknownst to Alex Trebek, the show’s beloved host, the cells that line the

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Type 2 Diabetes Medicines You Inject

1. Bydureon
What Is Bydureon?
Bydureon is a member of the GLP-1 receptor agonist* family of medicines. Bydureon works in several places in the body, and addresses four different problems that may occur in people with diabetes. It works by supporting a system of hormones in the gut called the incretin system. These gut hormones are

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What Causes Diabetes In Men And Women?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition characterized by high sugar levels in the blood. This happens when the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone “insulin” or it is not able to use the secreted insulin.

Insulin is secreted by a specialized group of cells from the pancreas called the “β- cells of islet of

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Latent Autoimmune Diabetes In Adults (LADA)

Type 1 diabetes diagnosed in adulthood may be a form of slowly-progressing diabetes called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA). LADA is also known as slow-onset type 1 diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, late-onset autoimmune diabetes of adulthood, and even “double diabetes,” since it has elements of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. LADA patients,

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Seven Types Of Diabetes And Their Prevalence

Most people are familiar with the more common forms of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.  But, did you know there are other forms of the disease as well?  Often, due to the complexity of the disease, it’s hard to diagnose and distinguish between the various forms.  For starters, we will explore

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10 Ways To Lose Weight After 40

Once you hit the big 4-0 things are not quite like they use to be, your metabolism slows and it’s not as easy as it used to be to lose weight. There are many reasons for this, including changes in hormones, your activity level and what you choose to eat. Here are a few

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Chinese Regulatory Authority Approves IND Application Of Oramed’s Oral Insulin Capsules

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a company developing of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that its Chinese partner, Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies Co., Ltd., has reached the significant regulatory milestone of approval of an investigational new drug application (IND) for two doses of its oral insulin (ORMD-0801).

The approval of the IND by the Center For

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Understanding The Diabetes Eating Disorder: Diabulimia

Did you know that people with diabetes can suffer from an eating disorder? It’s called diabulimia and refers to an eating disorder in which a person with diabetes, (usually Type I) restricts insulin in order to lose weight. The term, Eating Disorder-Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, or ED-DMT1, is the medical term used to refer to any type of eating

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Get Smart About Exercise and Hypoglycemia

Physical activity is an excellent tool for people with diabetes, but it must be done with a little planning and extra care. People with diabetes understand that physical activity is essential to leading a healthy life. It is an excellent tool for achieving weight loss, better glucose control, and cardiovascular health; however, before you start any new

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Save Your Life: Wear Your Medical Bracelet

We often hear from patients in the clinic here at Joslin Diabetes Center that wearing a medical emergency bracelet can be a bit of a nuisance.  To begin with, it’s not exactly a fashion accessory, is it? Nevertheless, you should wear one.  In fact, we can’t emphasize too much just how important it is

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Exercises That Are Easy On Your Feet

Many health benefits come with exercise. But not every type of exercise is suitable for those living with diabetes. Exercise can actually exacerbate some health problems associated with diabetes, especially those involving the feet.

Diabetes can cause nerve damage in the form of peripheral neuropathy, which presents itself as feelings of numbness, stiffness and/or burning

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New Hope For Stem Cell Approach To Treating Diabetes

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. But there’s a major challenge: the amount of insulin produced by these cells is difficult to control.

Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem

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DarioHealth Gets OK To Sell Smart Glucose Meters In Canada

DarioHealth Corp., a digital Therapeutics company, announced today the receipt of a license from Health Canada to sell its Dario™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Lightning power connector-enabled iPhone smart mobile devices. “Recognizing the importance of access to the entire iPhone market in Canada, we prioritized this initiative to meet Health Canada’s rigid licensing standards,

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Senseonics Eversense CGM Integrates With Glooko Diabetes Management Platform

Senseonics Holdings, Inc. announced the integration of Eversense CGM data into the Glooko diabetes data management platform. Senseonics is focused on the development and commercialization of a long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes.

This integration will allow Eversense CGM data to be synced into Glooko’s platform directly from the

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What Are The Causes And Genetic Components Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes—previously referred to as adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes—accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in the United States.It’s characterized by the body’s inability to use insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body turn glucose into energy.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, who do

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FDA Approves Expanded Indication For Dapagliflozin In Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label update for AstraZeneca’s FARXIGA® (dapagliflozin) and XIGDUO® XR (dapagliflozin and metformin HCl extended-release) expanding use in patients with Type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment.

FARXIGA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes. XIGDUO XR

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New Ways To Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Quickly

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 15 percent of Americans living with type 2 diabetes struggle with hard-to-heal foot ulcers.Now, a biomedical engineering team at Michigan Tech wants to reduce how long it takes for diabetic foot ulcers to heal. They want to take the typical healing period from 150 to 21 days.

They plan

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What You Need To Know About The Link Between Diabetes And Pancreatic Cancer

Award-winning American game show host of “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis with stage IV pancreatic cancer earlier this month.Just like him, 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. with a very low survival rate. The symptoms of this form of cancer are not obvious

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Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Study For Diabetic Retinopathy Does Not Meet Endpoints

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing drugs to treat ocular diseases and diabetic complications, today announced top-line results from a phase 2b clinical trial of Aerpio’s lead candidate, AKB-9778, for patients with moderate to severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).

The company announced that administering AKB-9778 twice daily did not meet the study’s primary

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People With Obesity And Diabetes More Prone To Infection

People who suffer from obesity and Type 2 diabetes are more likely to become victims of infectious diseases, according to researchers in Brazil.The reason for this is because both conditions affect the immune system. Scientists have long sought a deeper understanding of the mechanism underlying this weakness in the immune system of obese and diabetic individuals.

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