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Newly Discovered Human Peptide A Potential Future Treatment For Diabetes

Newly Discovered Human Peptide A Potential Future Treatment For Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that has increasingly affected millions of people worldwide, expected to reach half a billion by the next decade. Although it is not considered as a fatal disease, it can affect a person over a lifetime and with complications that can further worsen as people age. The sad thing is that it currently has no cure. But scientists have been getting some advances in this area. One of the recent ones
Experts Say Type 2 Diabetes Cases Worldwide Increasing

Experts Say Type 2 Diabetes Cases Worldwide Increasing

Despite the advances and discoveries in treating type 2 diabetes, it seems that the battle rages on in trying to curb down the silent epidemic. Unfortunately, it remains a losing battle so far. There is a long way to go before this epidemic can be controlled. Recent reports state that the cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide have increased. According to the latest estimate from the International Diabetes Federation,
Scientists Explain How Diabetes Drug Works

Scientists Explain How Diabetes Drug Works

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. One of the more effective and popular medications in use to control the disease is the drug called metformin. While the said drug is known to be effective in managing a diabetic’s blood sugar levels, doctors have not been able to fully explain how and why it works. But the researchers from McMaster University have been able to discover ho
Scientists Isolate Pancreatic Stem Cells In Mice

Scientists Isolate Pancreatic Stem Cells In Mice

Scientists in the Netherlands have successfully isolated and grown stem cells in mice that can develop into cells that make up the pancreas. This could pave the way for the repair and replacement of damaged pancreatic cells that produce insulin, which can someday treat diseases such as diabetes. The results are reported in The EMBO Journal. The research team, headed by Dr. Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute has
MRI May Help Predict Stroke and Heart Attack Risk In Diabetics

MRI May Help Predict Stroke and Heart Attack Risk In Diabetics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI can be used to assess the risk of stroke and heart attacks among diabetic patients. Whole-body MRI may serve as a non-invasive tool to help determine the risks. It can help doctors provide preventive measures to aid diabetics in coping up with the said risks. The results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. Diabetes is a disease characterized by increased blo
Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

It has long been known that diet and diabetes are linked. There are certain types of food that can increase or decrease your risk of developing diabetes. According to a recent study, fruits such as apples, blueberries and grapes can be associated with a lower diabetes risk. A large study composed of researchers from the US, UK and Singapore analyzed data from three studies- the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS 1984-
Atypical Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Atypical Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A study conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center indicates that prescribing atypical antipsychotic medication to children and young adults with mood disorders and behavioral problems may also put them at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Young people using medication such as olanzapine, aripiprazol, risperidone, and quetiapine led to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes by three times compar
Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk In Diabetics

Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk In Diabetics

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine found out that blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells might reduce cancer risk and progression. The study provides some insight as to how certain metabolic-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity are linked to certain types of cancers. The results of the said study were published in the journal Cell. Medical experts have long known about the asso
Dangerously Low Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Cardiovascular Risk In Diabetics

Dangerously Low Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Cardiovascular Risk In Diabetics

Recent research findings suggest that diabetics who experience very low blood sugar levels may also be at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Severe hypoglycemia or abnormally low blood sugar level is classified as a medical emergency. It becomes a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Previous observational studies have already found a link between severe hypoglycemia
Diabetics Have 50 Percent Increased Physical Disability Risk

Diabetics Have 50 Percent Increased Physical Disability Risk

A recent study indicates that people suffering from diabetes are also likely to suffer from an increased risk of physical disability by as much as 50 percent compared to non-diabetics. This was what Australian researchers found out after analysis of the results coming from earlier studies. The new results of the study are published in The Lancet diabetes & Endocrinology journal. Previous studies associating phy