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Type Of Protein May Have Links To Development Of Diabetes

Type Of Protein May Have Links To Development Of Diabetes

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg in Sweden have discovered a type of protein that may be linked to the development of diabetes. This discovery may help introduce innovative ways in treating the diabetes and other metabolic diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. The researchers have identified the protein called Serine/threonine protein kinase 25 or STK25, which contribute
Laser Technology To Measure Blood Glucose Levels

Laser Technology To Measure Blood Glucose Levels

Researchers today are trying to work on a novel way of measuring blood glucose levels. Patients with diabetes need to measure blood sugar levels regularly in order to manage the disease more effectively. But doing so requires the usual pinprick on the fingers, which can be quite a hassle to many diabetics today. Using a laser may someday do away with this method and would be a less invasive alternative. A team of e
Stress In The Workplace A Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factor

Stress In The Workplace A Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factor

Too much stress is not good for your health. Excessive stress in the workplace has been linked to a number of health conditions such as heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. Researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen – German Research Centre for Environmental Health suggest that too much stress may also be associated with Type 2 diabetes risk. They found some convincing evidence regarding the l
Loss Of Foot Sensation Among Diabetics Linked To Stroke, Heart Disease

Loss Of Foot Sensation Among Diabetics Linked To Stroke, Heart Disease

UK researchers discovered that loss of sensation in the feet among diabetes patients may be linked to the development of cardiovascular disease. It may even be a predictor of stroke or heart attack. The findings are published in the leading cardiovascular journal in the UK, Heart. Loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy, occurs when diabetics fail to control blood sugar levels, which can cause
Scientists Recommend Low Carbohydrate Diet For Diabetics

Scientists Recommend Low Carbohydrate Diet For Diabetics

Diabetics need to effectively manage blood sugar levels in order to avoid the effects of the said disease. This can be done through diet and exercise. Diet plays a major role on how people with diabetes may be able to control the disease. A recent study suggests that low carbohydrate diets are the ideal diet for managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingh
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Lowers Cardiovascular Death Linked To Diabetes

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Lowers Cardiovascular Death Linked To Diabetes

According to the American Heart Association, more than 65 percent of diabetics end up dying from stroke or some form of heart disease. There seems to be a connection between these conditions. It may in fact, be understandable to know that a study indicates that cholesterol-lowering drugs can help prolong the life of diabetics by lowering cardiovascular disease. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center su
Eating Whey Protein Before Meal Can Aid Glucose Control

Eating Whey Protein Before Meal Can Aid Glucose Control

Researchers from universities in Israel and Sweden found out that taking whey protein before eating a regular breakfast can help reduce blood sugar spikes as well as improve insulin response of the body. The findings are published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. The study involved 15 people with type 2 diabetes not taking any other medication except sulfonylureas
Study: Insulin, Other Diabetes Medications May Do More Harm Than Good As Patients Get Older

Study: Insulin, Other Diabetes Medications May Do More Harm Than Good As Patients Get Older

A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System, the University College London, and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System indicates that insulin shots and other diabetic drugs may have a negative impact among type 2 diabetes patients, especially those over the age of 50. The researchers say that the negative side effects can overwhelm the benefits that these diabetes drugs over ti
Vitamin D May Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels, Weight Via The Brain

Vitamin D May Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels, Weight Via The Brain

Researchers from Baylor College and the University of Cincinnati have conducted a study regarding vitamin D and how it may play a role in obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study suggests that the said vitamin may help lower a person’s weight as well as blood glucose levels by working through the brain. The findings were recently presented in a joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the
Diabetes Treatment Combination Found To Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Diabetes Treatment Combination Found To Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have conducted an observational study with regards to treatment combinations for diabetes. They found out that diabetics who took insulin in combination with metformin, a common first-line therapy drug for diabetes, have a 30 percent higher risk of stroke, heart attack and death compared to patients who took metformin with another anti-diabetic drug called s