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Tear Drops May Replace Blood Drops For Blood Sugar Testing

Tear Drops May Replace Blood Drops For Blood Sugar Testing

Diabetics may find it hard trying to monitor and check their blood sugar levels regularly by taking out blood from their fingertips. Some may even shun or avoid the process just because it can be quite uncomfortable. But now scientists have successfully developed a means to test blood sugar levels in a non-invasive way. They have developed an electrochemical sensor device that can measure blood sugar levels using a
Natural Compound Found To Reverse Diabetes In Mice

Natural Compound Found To Reverse Diabetes In Mice

Researchers have found a natural occurring compound that may help reverse diabetes. This discovery may someday suggest a way for people to take the said compound as a means to possibly treat or prevent type 2 diabetes. The research findings are published in the Oct issue of Cell Metabolism. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been able to successfully restore the normal b
Diabetes May Double Alzheimer's Risk

Diabetes May Double Alzheimer's Risk

It has been known already that diabetes increases the risk of people having a stroke or heart attack. It seems that those may not only be the ones that diabetics should worry about. A recent study indicates that diabetes may also increase a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. According to a new study conducted in Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, people with d
Fluorescent Fish May Help Scientists Better Understand Diabetes

Fluorescent Fish May Help Scientists Better Understand Diabetes

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish. This discovery may help scientists further understand certain diseases like type 2 diabetes as well as Alzheimer’s and even prostate cancer. The results of the study was reported at the Sixth International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, held in Brighton last July 3. Zinc is commonly
New Drug Helps Improve Kidney Function In Type 2 Diabetics

New Drug Helps Improve Kidney Function In Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center reported on the effects of a new anti-inflammatory drug when given to patients with type 2 diabetes. The said drug seems to help improve kidney function among diabetic patients. The study findings were recently reported by the researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers have identified a new drug known as bardoxolone methyl, a type of anti-inf
Researchers Find Obesity Master Switch Gene

Researchers Find Obesity Master Switch Gene

A team of scientists have found a gene that may control the behavior of the other genes found inside fat cells in the body which may then lead to obesity. The said gene, which is also linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels may, in fact, be the master switch. The study was published in the May 15 issue of Nature Genetics. The team, which was comprised of researchers from the King’s College London and
Underlying Mechanism Behind Insulin Making Cells Discovered

Underlying Mechanism Behind Insulin Making Cells Discovered

People suffering from diabetes do not have enough insulin in their body essential for regulating their blood sugar levels. A primary cause of this is that diabetics do not have enough pancreatic beta cells to produce enough insulin in their body. This lack of insulin making cells may someday be addressed as researchers have discovered a mechanism in the body that may convert other cell types into pancreatic beta ce
New Study Clears Up High Fat Diet, Diabetes Link

New Study Clears Up High Fat Diet, Diabetes Link

Diabetes has been known as a serious health threat all over the world. Aside from genetics, a diet high in fat also seems to be linked with the said disease, although the connection has not yet been fully understood. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have provided some findings that might just clear up the connection between type 2 diabetes and a high fat diet. Sci
Avoiding, Controlling Diabetes May Lead To Lower Cancer Risk And Mortality

Avoiding, Controlling Diabetes May Lead To Lower Cancer Risk And Mortality

A recent study undertaken may show a possible relationship between diabetes and cancer risk. Results taken from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study revealed that diabetes may be associated with lower prostate cancer risk in men but with higher risks for other types of cancers for both men and women. The said data was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in Orland
New Device Offers Glucose Level Monitoring Through One's Tears

New Device Offers Glucose Level Monitoring Through One's Tears

It is an important daily task for diabetics to self-monitor their blood sugar levels. But the most common method to do so requires the usual finger pricking in order to draw blood for testing. This may sometimes be too painful for some people to do on a regular basis which can lead them to neglect regular self-monitoring of their blood glucose levels. Another more convenient has been thought up recently that might