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Diabetes News
December 8, 2019

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With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical ... read more

Limiting Mealtimes May Increase Your Motivation for Exercise

Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a new study. The study suggests that a surge in levels of ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes Remission Possible With 'Achievable' Weight Loss

People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a new ... read more

Reduced Carbohydrate Intake Improves Type 2 Diabetics' Ability to Regulate Blood Sugar

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an ... read more
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In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the ... read more

Clearing Damaged Cells out of the Body Helps Heal Diabetics' Blood Vessels

New research shows that ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of ... read more

New Finding Offers Possibility for Preventing Age-Related Metabolic Disease

A study has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood ... read more

Researchers Discover a New Way in Which Insulin Interacts With Its Receptor

The biological actions of insulin are mediated by its receptor--the insulin receptor -- which is localized on the cell surface. In a new study, researchers based in Germany, Canada, and Finland show ... read more

Diet Trials Often Amend Their Outcome Measures as They Go

A study concludes that 86 percent of diet trials amended their desired study outcomes along the way. That raises the possibility of ... read more

What and How Much We Eat Might Change Our Internal Clocks and Hormone Responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course ... read more

'Super-Grafts' That Could Treat Diabetes

To save patients with a severe form of type 1 diabetes, pancreatic cell transplantation is the last resort. However, the transplant process is long and complex: a significant part of the grafted ... read more

Diabetes Drug Relieves Nicotine Withdrawal

A drug commonly used to treat Type II diabetes abolishes the characteristic signs of nicotine withdrawal in rats and mice, according to new ... read more

Gene Function That Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes. The study finds that changes in a gene which makes zinc transporter proteins ... read more

Adding Weight Loss Counseling to Group Visits Improves Diabetes Outcomes

For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a ... read more

Being Physically Active Can Lower Older Adults' Risk for Dying

A team of researchers looked more carefully at the relationship between death and physical exercise among older adults in Brazil (where the number of older adults grew 40 percent between 2002 and ... read more

Key Mechanism in Insulin Release by Cholesterol Metabolite Found

Insulin which is released by pancreatic beta-cells is the main regulator of blood sugar. Previous and current studies by a research group have identified around hundred different receptors on the ... read more

Cumulative Environmental Exposures Increase Diabetes Risk in Rural Populations

Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. Multiple environmental factors were associated with a greater risk for diabetes in ... read more

Avocados May Help Manage Obesity, Prevent Diabetes

Researchers have shown for the first time how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes in the pancreas that normally lead to ... read more

Nonnutritive Sweetener Use in Children

Nonnutritive or artificial sweeteners are a growing part of US diets, now consumed by at least one in four children. A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement offers a summary of the ... read more

Obesity Exacerbates Many Causes of Death, but Risks Are Different for Men and Women

People who carry around unhealthy amounts of weight don't just have heart disease and diabetes to worry about. Obesity is implicated in two thirds of the leading causes of death from ... read more

Artificial Pancreas System Better Controls Blood Glucose Levels Than Current Technology

A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels -- has found that the new system was more ... read more

Deleting a Liver Enzyme Lowers the Health Risk of Sweet Treats (at Least in Mice)

Hepatic insulin resistance, caused by diets high in sugar and fat, can lead to type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that the Elovl6 gene plays a key role in hepatic insulin resistance. Deleting Elov6 ... read more

Study Looks at Distribution of New Cases of Diabetes, Density of Specialists

Researchers analyzed national data on the prevalence of diabetes and the number of internal medicine specialists in each U.S. state. They found that cardiologists were the highest represented ... read more

A Single, Master Switch for Sugar Levels?

When a fly eats sugar, a single brain cell sends simultaneous messages to stimulate one hormone and inhibit another to control glucose levels in the body. Further research into this control system ... read more

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