Diabetes News

  • Beta-cell sensitivity to glucose impaired after gastric bypass
    (HealthDay)—Individuals with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GB) have blunted β-cell sensitivity to changes in glycemia, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Read more »
  • Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows
    Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Read more »
  • Bariatric surgery alters liver fatty acid metabolism
    (HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery seems to change fatty acid metabolism in the liver, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Diabetes Care. Read more »
  • Losing weight is hard, but not any harder if you have type 2 diabetes
    A study has found weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes. The UK clinical trial showed that 46% of people who followed a low-calorie diet, among other measures, for 12 months were able to stop their type 2 diabetes medications. Read more »
  • Moving more may match focused exercise in prediabetes
    (HealthDay)—The accumulation of total physical activity (PA) over the day may be as important as achieving the intensity of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) for improved cardiometabolic health of adults with prediabetes, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Diabetes Care. Read more »
  • Program aids quality of life for older adults with T2DM
    (HealthDay)—A community-based program improves quality of life and self-management in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and comorbidities, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read more »
  • FDA approves ozempic for type 2 diabetes
    (HealthDay)—A new once-weekly diabetes medication that lowers blood glucose and also helps patients lose weight has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more »
  • Ozempic approved for type 2 diabetes
    (HealthDay)—Ozempic (semaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a weekly injection to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Read more »
  • Link between diabetes, antibiotic use called into question
    (HealthDay)—Previous findings that systemic use of antibiotics increases the risk of diabetes may actually be explained by clinical and lifestyle factors, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Read more »
  • Type 2 diabetes is not for life
    Almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year, a study has found. Read more »
  • Adherence to T2DM treatment varies across medication classes
    (HealthDay)—There is considerable variation in adherence across medication classes for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a review published online Nov. 14 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Read more »
  • Fat intake influences HbA1c-lowering effect in DPP4i therapy
    (HealthDay)—For individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), fat intake may contribute to the deterioration of the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)-lowering effects in dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4i) monotherapy, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Read more »
  • Novel transcriptomic signature of type 2 diabetic islets identified
    Type 2 diabetes, which affects >0.5 billion people worldwide, results from the inability of beta cells in the pancreatic islets to provide the body with enough insulin to maintain blood glucose levels within the range for a healthy life. Read more »
  • Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults misdiagnosed
    Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows. Read more »
  • Skipping breakfast disrupts 'clock genes' that regulate body weight
    Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but the precise impact of meal times on the body's internal clock has been less clear. Read more »
  • Trial suggests way to personalize heart health in diabetes
    Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have taken another step toward solving a long-standing puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes, with a finding that eventually may point towards more personalized patient care. Read more »
  • Continuous glucose monitors warn of low blood sugar threat
    Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) can protect individuals who have had type 1 diabetes for years and are at risk of experiencing dangerously low blood sugar by increasing their awareness of the symptoms, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more »
  • 1998 to 2014 saw drop in CVD hospitalization rates in diabetes
    (HealthDay)—Cardiovascular disease (CVD) hospitalization rates have declined in recent years among individuals with and those without diabetes, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Diabetes Care. Read more »
  • Critical link between obesity and diabetes has been identified
    UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide.  Read more »
  • Education is essential for optimal diabetes health
    When you have diabetes, you are certainly not alone. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting over 30 million people in the U.S. About 5 percent of people with diabetes have type 1. Type 2 diabetes is more common and occurs in approximately 95 percent of those with diabetes. If you are a woman with a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes as you age is 40 percent to 60 percent and increases to 50 percent to 75 percent, if you are obese. Read more »
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