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Drug Candidate Able To Regenerate Pancreatic Cells

Drug Candidate Able To Regenerate Pancreatic Cells

A study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified a potential drug that is able to drive human insulin-producing beta cells to multiply. This may prove to be a potential treatment for diabetes, a disease characterized by a lack of beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin, the hormone needed to regulate blood glucose levels. The findings are published in the online journal
Study: High-Energy Breakfast, Low-Energy Dinner Effective In Blood Sugar Control

Study: High-Energy Breakfast, Low-Energy Dinner Effective In Blood Sugar Control

Blood sugar level management is important for people with type 2 diabetes. They need to control blood sugar levels to better manage this incurable disease. But it is always easier said than done. Certain factors tend to play out in trying to keep blood sugar to manageable levels. Diet seems to play a big role. But the make-up of a diet that will be able to effectively help control blood sugar is not that definite y
Study: Exercise After Meals Beneficial For Type 2 Diabetics

Study: Exercise After Meals Beneficial For Type 2 Diabetics

Exercise has been a common prescription for managing diabetes. But few studies have been conducted to explore whether exercising before or after a meal may be more effective for diabetics. Researchers have looked into this recently and found out that type 2 diabetics who exercise after meals can lower their risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers from the University of Missouri conducted a study of obese indiv
Too Much Folic Acid In Pregnancy May Predispose Female Offspring To Diabetes, Obesity

Too Much Folic Acid In Pregnancy May Predispose Female Offspring To Diabetes, Obesity

Mothers who are taking too much folic acid during their pregnancy may have an unlikely effect on their daughters later on. A study by a Portuguese research team indicates that excessive folic acid intake by mothers during pregnancy can predispose their female offspring to obesity and diabetes later in life. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Researchers from the Faculty of Medi
Type 1 Diabetes Prevented In Mice Model

Type 1 Diabetes Prevented In Mice Model

Researchers from Saint Louis University Medical Center have discovered a way to prevent type 1 diabetes from a mice model of the disease. The new approach developed by the scientists stops the destruction of beta cells and preserves the production of insulin. Findings of the said study were published in the journal Endocrinology. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by destruction of the pancreatic be
Researchers Develop Rub-on Tattoo-like Sensor to Detect Glucose Levels

Researchers Develop Rub-on Tattoo-like Sensor to Detect Glucose Levels

Diabetics always have an issue with blood sugar testing. Conventional methods require either a urine sample or a prick of a finger to get blood samples for testing. The pain can sometimes prevent diabetics from It is a legitimate issue that make diabetics seek out other similar but less intrusive options. Scientists may now have one in the form of a ultra-thin device that people only need to stick on their skin to
Stress A Likely Factor For Developing Diabetes

Stress A Likely Factor For Developing Diabetes

Too much stress is known to lead to a number of health conditions. Previous studies have linked it to heart disease, hypertension and other illnesses. Recent studies suggest that too much stress may also even be a factor in the development of diabetes as well as autoimmune diseases. According to Siegfried Miracle Lopez, chief of endocrinology at the Advanced Immunology Center in Hospital Angeles Lomas, recurring st
Artificial Pancreas Help Improve Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Artificial Pancreas Help Improve Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Technology has helped in developing the treatments needed to address many health conditions. In the case of type 1 diabetes, researchers may have a new way to combat the disease by developing an external artificial pancreas. In this line, the world’s first clinical trial for three new alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal and the ICRM. The said t
Study- Exercise Regimen Not Effective In One Out Of Five People With Type 2 Diabetes

Study- Exercise Regimen Not Effective In One Out Of Five People With Type 2 Diabetes

Some people with type 2 diabetes tend to believe that good regular exercise may help in managing the condition. They just try to sweat it out in order manage their blood sugar levels. But there may be some cause for caution for people to first check with their doctor before following any type of exercise regimen. A recent study indicates that an exercise regimen may not offer any improvements in blood sugar managem
Clinical Trial To Test High Blood Pressure Drug's Ability To Reverse Diabetes

Clinical Trial To Test High Blood Pressure Drug’s Ability To Reverse Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered that a common blood pressure drug can completely reverse diabetes in animal models. And now a clinical trial is underway in 2015 to find out whether the effects may be the same in human diabetes. The groundbreaking clinical trial is set to begin early next year, thanks to a 3-year $2.1 million grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundati