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Safe While you Sleep: New Study Offers Promise for those with Type-1 Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Uncategorized
Learn how one recent study could make all the difference for those with Type-1 diabetes during nighttime.   Having diabetes means always being aware of your body, the disease, and the many health choices necessary in successfully managing it. You might think that nighttime brings relief – a time of rest when those with diabetes … Continue Reading

New Treatment Options for Diabetes on the Horizon: Autologous Cell Replacement

Posted in Diabetes Research
Are you one of the millions of diabetics worldwide who must endure multiple painful daily insulin injections?  Maybe you have considered other therapies such as an insulin pump but were intimidated by the somewhat invasive procedure. What if there was a way for you to restore your body’s ability to produce insulin using your very … Continue Reading

Diabetes Increases Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Posted in Diabetes Research
   Researchers associated with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that the presence of diabetes increased the 10-year risk of thyroid cancer by 25% among adults 50 to 71 years old. Women were at a particularly high risk. No one is quite sure why there is a connection although both … Continue Reading

Hearing Loss and Diabetes May Be LInked

Posted in Diabetes Research
  Hearing loss  is more than twice as common in people with diabetes than in people without the condition, according to an analysis of 13 studies. However, no cause and effect was found when Japanese researchers pooled the results of studies involving nearly 8,800 people with hearing impairment, of whom more than 1,000 had diabetes, and … Continue Reading

Can Sleep Problems Worsen Diabetes OR Does Diabetes Cause Sleep Problems?

Posted in Diabetes Research
A new study has shown that people with diabetes who have difficulties sleeping, have higher levels of blood glucose and experience greater difficulty in controlling their hyperglycemia. But, it is still unknown if  diabetes causes the problems with sleep OR if the problems with sleep cause the higher levels of blood glucose. The take-home message for … Continue Reading

Could Type 2 Diabetes Be an Autoimmune Disease?

Posted in Diabetes Research
In a recent Stanford University study,  researchers found that obese men with diabetes had a distinct group of antibodies against cellular proteins that were not present in a group of obese men who did NOT have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes therefore, like Type 1, may also be an autoimmune disease, but the immune system’s target cells are different, … Continue Reading

DNA in Womb Can Be Altered by Mother’s Diet Leading to Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes Research
An international study has determined that the diet a woman follows during pregnancy can actually alter the DNA of the baby in the womb.  The study, published in the journal Diabetes, showed that by eating LOW levels of carbohydrates during pregnancy,  bits of DNA changed, resulting in children that were not only fatter, but  who also had a higher risk of … Continue Reading

Deficiencies of Potassium and Magnesium Linked to Diabetes in Two Separate Studies

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       Two recent studies have linked deficiencies in Magnesium and Potassium to an increase in the prevalence of Diabetes. The first study, done in Brazil,  found that those patients with lower fasting and after-meal blood glucose levels had higher blood magnesium levels while those patients with higher fasting glucose levels had lower blood magnesium levels … Continue Reading

Sterculic Oil Could Help Fight Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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   James Perfield, a University of Missouri researcher, has, found that a specific plant oil, known as sterculic oil, may be able to reduce belly fat in humans. Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Sterculic oil is extracted from seeds of the Sterculia foetida tree. Dr Perfield … Continue Reading

Dangerous Complications for Children with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diet and Diabetes
  A new study  purports that children with Diabetes generally have poorer eating habits than other children, leading to, what could be,  very serious complications in their future.  Minority male adolescents 15 and above are those with the highest risk. Influential factors include a low level of parental education, low-to-middle family income,  and low parental involvement in Diabetes management. … Continue Reading

Research Confirms That Insulin Pumps May be More Effective than Injections for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes Research, Insulin Pumps
    According to researcher Marie L. Misso, PhD, of the Australasian Cochrane Center at Monash University, Clayton, Australia, "good evidence is now available to support the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in the appropriate patient." To assess and compare the effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with multiple insulin injections, researchers studied 23 … Continue Reading

Shut the Television Set off and Live Longer!

Posted in Diabetes Research
   A published report out of Australia says that every hour viewers spend watching television increases the risk of premature death.  The study was undertaken by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.The report involving more than 8,000 adults in Australia over a six-year period revealed that those adults who watched television the most died younger. Professor David … Continue Reading

Molecule That Makes Obese People Develop Diabetes Discovered

Posted in Diabetes Research, Obesity and Diabetes
  A new European study has shown that obese people have large amounts of the chemokine molecule CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue, and it is this molecule that  researchers feel will cause an obese person to develop Type II Diabetes. ‘Chronic inflammation of the adipose tissue, which is characteristic of obese people, … Continue Reading

Diabetes May Soon Be Diagnosed by MRI

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Using noninvasive imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging  (MRI) ) for the first time in diabetes research, physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered how it may aid in the early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diabetes. "With noninvasive MRI we have the ability to evaluate beta cell mass, a major factor of insulin … Continue Reading

Drugs for Allergies May Help People with Diabetes

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  Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as from Harvard Medical School are reporting that two medications that treat allergies, Cromolyn and Zaditor, helped mice lose weight and controlled their blood sugar. Test results showed that a group of diabetic and obese mice that  only used these drugs saw almost a complete reversal of their health … Continue Reading