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Weight Loss May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People With Pre-Diabetes

Weight Loss May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People With Pre-Diabetes

Recent research indicates that losing about 10 percent of their previous body weight may help people with pre-diabetes reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next three years if the weight loss came within six months of their diagnosis. The findings offer a clue on how short-term lifestyle changes may affect long-term health, especially for people with great risk of developing diabetes. A report on th
Early Childhood Respiratory Infections a Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes

Early Childhood Respiratory Infections a Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes

Respiratory infections experienced in early childhood may be connected to the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus or T1D. This is according to a study by researchers in Munich, Germany. The results of the study are published on JAMA Pediatrics. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a form of diabetes where the body develops an autoimmune response and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The lack of
Sleep Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Sleep Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Researchers believe that sleep may play a role in type 2 diabetes prevention. Results of a study suggests that men who did not get enough sleep during the working week but catch up during the weekend can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The results were recently presented at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting held in San Francisco last June 15-18. Researchers from the Los Angeles Biom
Study Suggests Statin Use May Increase Diabetes Risk

Study Suggests Statin Use May Increase Diabetes Risk

Recent research shows that using statins for treating and prevention of cardiovascular diseases may have a drawback. It can increase the risk of developing diabetes. This finding was the result of a population-based study conducted by researchers from Canada. Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications that are widely prescribed to help prevent certain cardiovascular conditions. These medications are popular and a
Air Pollution May Increase Insulin Resistance In Kids

Air Pollution May Increase Insulin Resistance In Kids

A recent study indicated that areas where there is an increase in air pollution also raises the risk of insulin resistance in kids. This condition is considered as a precursor to the development of diabetes. The findings of the research are published in Diabetologia, the journal for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes or EASD. The said research aimed to explore the association between air pollution a
Gastric Bypass Leads To Possible Developments in Diabetes Treatment

Gastric Bypass Leads To Possible Developments in Diabetes Treatment

This can open the door for the development of other treatments for diabetes that provides the same effect. Researchers have observed that 85 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes who also undergo gastric bypass recover from the disease within a few days after the said procedure. Many show blood sugar levels normalizing even before any weight loss is evident. Researchers are in the dark as to why this happens. T
Diabetes Linked to Melatonin Secretion While Sleeping

Diabetes Linked to Melatonin Secretion While Sleeping

Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have found an association between the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and decreased melatonin secretion. The study results indicated that the participants that secreted the least melatonin in their bloodstream during sleep experienced twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The findings have been published in a JAMA study this mo
Lesser Sitting Time May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Lesser Sitting Time May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

It has been known that exercise can help reduce the risk of diabetes in a majority of people who are prone to developing the disease. But it seems that it is not only exercise that will help reduce the risk. It seems that simply reducing sitting time daily may also help. A study by researchers from the University of Leicester indicates that decreasing sitting time by 90 minutes daily and moving about often can redu
Diabetes Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency

Diabetes Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency

Researchers have found a correlation between serum levels of vitamin D3 and the incidence of Type 1 diabetes. A study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that vitamin D3 may play a preventive role in the development of the said disease. The research is shown in the December, 2012 issue of Diabetologia, a publication of the European Association for the St
People With Severe Psoriasis Nearly Twice at Risk for Diabetes

People With Severe Psoriasis Nearly Twice at Risk for Diabetes

Researchers from UC Davis found a strong correlation between people suffering from severe psoriasis and diabetes risk. An analysis of results coming from 27 different studies and involving around 314,000 individuals indicates a link between the skin condition with the blood sugar disorder. The findings are published in the Archives of Dermatology. Psoriasis is a common skin problem characterized by raised red, flak