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Lack of Sleep Results In Insulin Resistance in Teens

Lack of Sleep Results In Insulin Resistance in Teens

It has been known that sufficient sleep plays an important role in a person’s health. In the case of teenagers, sleep may be associated with a lot of conditions. In a recent study, the amount of sleep that teens get could affect their body’s insulin resistance that can also determine the development of diabetes in the future. The researchers from the University of Pittsburg tracked the sleep duration an
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High Blood Sugar Linked to Brain Shrinkage Even In Normal Ranges

High blood sugar has been associated with brain shrinkage especially as seen with type 2 diabetics. But recent research indicates that even people at the high end of the normal blood sugar range also stand at a greater risk of brain shrinkage which further leads to diseases such as dementia as people age. The said study conducted by researchers from the Australian National University in Canberra had their findings
Experimental Insulin Drug Effective In Preventing Low Blood Sugar

Experimental Insulin Drug Effective In Preventing Low Blood Sugar

A recent study has indicated that an experimental insulin drug has shown to be more effective in preventing low blood sugar among diabetics as compared to a popular drug now available in the market. The results of the study were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that has affected about 26 million people in the US. It is a condition that can ca
Potential Diabetes Treatment Via Glucagon Pathway

Potential Diabetes Treatment Via Glucagon Pathway

Many diabetics have always been dependent on insulin treatment as a means to control diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that removes glucose in the bloodstream to maintain the proper levels. But researchers have recently found a potentially better approach to controlling blood sugar levels by means of the glucagon pathway. Glucagon is a natural hormone in the body that adds glucose into the bloodstream. A recent study
Sitting Around Increases Diabetes Risk In Women

Sitting Around Increases Diabetes Risk In Women

Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide, both male and female alike. But it seems that the disease seems to affect both genders in different ways. A new study about the disease may provide some bit of proof on this. A new study has just showed that women who are prone to sitting for long period of time on a regular basis are at more risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But a similar link has not been seen in m
Study Suggests Diabetes Starts In The Intestines

Study Suggests Diabetes Starts In The Intestines

Diabetes is a disease that still has no known cure. There are many surprising things that researchers have been learning about this condition. One of the recent findings indicate that diabetes may in fact start in the intestines. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may have found a surprising origin for diabetes. Their studies suggest that the body’s problem handling and con
Decaf Coffee May Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

Decaf Coffee May Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

It has been known in prior studies that coffee and tea may have an effect on diabetes risk. But new research suggests that even drinking decaffeinated coffee may also reduce risk of developing diabetes. The study indicated that decaffeinated coffee may be helping improve energy metabolism in the brain that is associated with type 2 diabetes. Findings of the research can be found on the online publication of Nutriti
New Diabetes Drugs May Also Aid Weight Loss

New Diabetes Drugs May Also Aid Weight Loss

Diabetes and excess weight are probably the two common issues that more and more people have to deal with nowadays. Both are even closely linked to each other, as some studies suggest. It may also be this link that may someday help people treat one in order to also treat the other. And as what a recent study may suggest, a certain class of diabetes drugs can also be used to aid people with weight loss. Researchers
Protein Identified As Potential Treatment Target for Type 1 Diabetes

Protein Identified As Potential Treatment Target for Type 1 Diabetes

A team of researchers have discovered a new protein that might become a potential treatment target for type 1 diabetes. It may also change the current perspective of what causes the said disease. The finding is published in the current issue of Pancreas. Researchers from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered a protein that is being seen to have a critical rol
Women's High Blood Sugar Linked To Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Women's High Blood Sugar Linked To Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that high blood sugar levels in women are also linked to higher colorectal cancer risk. Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City analyzed data collected from 5,000 post-menopausal women and found some evidence that older women with high blood sugar levels are at more risk from colorectal cancer than those who did not. The study findings were published in the Nov