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  • Diabetes heart risk ''equivalent to 15 years aging''  -  Diabetics are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, one of the world's biggest killers, 15 years earlier than other people, according to a scientist on Friday. So a person with diabetes aged 40 has the same odds of having a stroke or heart attack as a healthy person of 55.  06/30/2006
  • Low blood sugar at night still a diabetes problem - For people with type 1 diabetes who aim to keep their blood sugar levels under tight control, nighttime can bring the problem of sugar levels dropping too low -- which can lead to mental confusion or even seizures. None of the available remedies, however, are ideal, researchers say. 06/30/2006
  • Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death - People with type 2 diabetes can expect to suffer from fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events about 15 years earlier than non-diabetics, a new study shows.  06/30/2006
  • New Study Shows Cinnamon Extract Lowers Blood Sugar Levels In People With Type 2 Diabetes - A water-soluble, cinnamonextract has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels in patientswith type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University ofHannover in Hannover, Germany published in a recent issue of the EuropeanJournal of Clinical Investigation. 06/30/2006
  • Burnham to target diabetes, obesity - The Burnham Institute for Medical Research will devote much of its work at a proposed Florida campus to finding cures for one of the few diseases that afflicts First World countries more severely than the Third World: diabetes.  06/30/2006
  • Diabetes Confers Earlier Heart Risk - Those with diabetes are as much at risk for heart disease and stroke as someone 15 years older.  06/29/2006
  • Scepticism over study on coffee's diabetes link - Dubai: Diabetes specialists are skeptical of a study that suggests coffee, especially decaffeinated coffee, lowers the risk of diabetes, saying that more study is needed to prove the health benefits of the popular drink.  06/29/2006
  • New Study Shows Cinnamon Extract Lowers Blood Sugar Levels in People With Type 2 Diabetes - A water-soluble, cinnamon extract has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Hannover in Hannover, Germany published in a recent issue of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.  06/29/2006
  • Coffee Intake Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk - Drinking coffee, especially when it is decaffeinated, may be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the June 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Previous studies in the United States and Europe have linked coffee to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, according to background information in the article. 06/28/2006
  • Decaf reduces women's risk of diabetes, study suggests - Here's something to go with your morning cup of Joe: A new, 11-year study has found yet another potential benefit for coffee. Researchers said Monday that women who drank six or more cups of decaffeinated coffee a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects more than 18 million Americans. 06/28/2006
  • Diabetes Perk From Decaf Coffee? - Postmenopausal women who drink at least six daily cups of coffee -- especially decaffeinated (decaf) coffee -- may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink coffee.  According to Mark Pereira, Ph.D.  06/26/2006
  • GenoMed Can Explain Link Between West Nile, Diabetes/Hypertension - 06/26/2006
  • Race may be risk factor for insulin resistance - Black women - even if their weight is normal - may be at increased risk for insulin resistance, a condition associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart vessel disease, according to new research by Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  06/26/2006
  • GenoMed Can Explain Link Between West Nile, Diabetes/Hypertension - GenoMed , a Next Generation Disease Management company whose business is global public health, today announced that it has already published why patients with diabetes and high blood pressure should be at increased risk of getting West Nile virus encephalitis.  06/26/2006
  • Edinburgh researchers to probe memory loss in people with diabetics - Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are aiming to pinpoint why diabetes can cause memory loss and mental decline. A thousand people will take part in the study, the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK.  06/26/2006
  • Eli Lilly and Alkermes Progressing With Diabetes Safety Study - Eli Lilly and Alkermes have completed patient enrollment in a pivotal safety study required for registration for their AIR inhaled insulin system, which is being investigated as an innovative treatment option for diabetes.  06/07/2006Advances in the Understanding of the Biomechanics of Foot Problems Has Come to the Fore - the Foot in Diabetes, 4th - DUBLIN, Ireland. Research and Markets has announced the addition of The Foot in Diabetes, 4th Edition to their offering.  06/21/2006
  • Hepatic Function in a Mother With Diabetes Mellitus - Diabetes Mellitus in pregnancy and its complications in the nconate still remain an ongoing and challenging question in perinatology.  06/21/2006
  • Diabetes trial looking for volunteers -  According to the American Diabetes Association, 41 million Americans are at risk of developing diabetes. As many as one-third of these pre-diabetics don't know they're in danger.  06/20/2006
  • Diabetes Prevention Trial Enrolls First Patients - Pennington Management of Clinical Trials announced today that the first patients have been enrolled in a major diabetes-prevention research study. The study is sponsored by a major pharmaceutical company and is a phase III trial.  06/20/2006
  • Protein represents new target in the treatment of diabetes - According to a new study elevated levels of a molecule called RBP4 (retinol binding protein 4) forecast the early stages of the development of insulin resistance, a major cause of type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.  06/18/2006
  • RBP4 Predicts Type 2 Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease - A study in the June issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that elevated levels of a molecule called RBP4 (retinol binding protein 4) can foretell early stages in the development of insulin resistance, a major cause of type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease.  06/17/2006
  • Long-term Study Shows Brain Function Not Impaired By Tight Diabetes Control And Hypoglycemia - The landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) funded by the National Institutes of Health, which followed 1,441 people with type 1 diabetes for a decade until 1993, showed conclusively that tight blood glucose control significantly reduces the risk of developing complications of diabetes such as eye, kidney and nerve disease.   06/15/2006
  • Signs Of Residual Islet Cell Function In People With Long-term Type 1 Diabetes Discovered By Joslin Diabetes Center - Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that a surprisingly high percentage of people with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent) who have had the disease for 50 years or longer (The Joslin Medalists) may still have residual functioning, insulin-producing islet cells and/or islet cell antibodies.  06/14/2006
  • Single blood test could predict diabetes - The new approach accurately reveals insulin resistance, a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes - current tests take 4 hours in a hospital   06/14/2006
  • Doctor: Diabetes epidemic exists in United States - Huron native Dr. Claude Lardinois said Thursday a diabetes epidemic currently exists in the United States. Addressing a meeting of the Huron Regional Medical Center's Heart Smart and Diabetes program, Lardinois said males born since 2000 have a 33 percent chance of getting diabetes.  06/14/2006
  • Surprise Sheds New Light On Diabetes - Even 50 years after being diagnosed, many people with Type 1 diabetes show evidence of some continuing function in their insulin-producing cells, scientists reported Monday.  06/13/2006
  • Study: 73 million Americans have diabetes or are at risk - Nearly a third of Americans, more than 73 million adults, have diabetes or higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, a new study shows.  06/13/2006
  • Joslin discovers signs of residual islet cell function in people with long-term type 1 diabetes - Study to be presented June 12 at the American Diabetes Association's 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.  06/12/2006
  • New study to test theory linking Alzheimer's disease to diabetes -  A provocative new theory suggests that one root cause of Alzheimer's disease is linked to diabetes -- a theory about to be tested in thousands of Alzheimer's patients given the diabetes drug Avandia in hopes of slowing brain decay.  06/12/2006Study: A daily pill could narrow the scope of diabetes - If everyone who had the most common form of diabetes were given a daily "polypill" that combined low-dose aspirin with commonly used drugs to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, it would prevent 7.2 million deaths and disabilities that result from the disease, the president of the American Diabetes Association says.  06/12/2006
  • World diabetes cases rising at alarming rate - WASHINGTON - The number of people around the world suffering from diabetes has skyrocketed in the past two decades, to 230 million from 30 million, claiming millions of lives and severely taxing the ability of health care systems to deal with the epidemic, according to data released Saturday by the International Diabetes Federation.  06/11/2006
  • Scientists closer to diabetes cure - Victorian scientists have discovered a gene responsible for the most common form of diabetes, bringing them closer to a cure. The discovery of the PSARL gene, linked to Type 2 diabetes, will be revealed at a conference in Washington on Monday, the Sunday Herald Sun said.  06/11/2006
  • Scientists closer to diabetes cure - Victorian scientists have discovered a gene responsible for the most common form of diabetes, bringing them closer to a cure.  06/10/2006
  • Doctors Failing to Intensify Needed Therapy in People With Diabetes - Four independent studies showing that doctors are failing to intensify therapy in people with type 2 diabetes and high blood glucose levels or high blood pressure were reported here today at the American Diabetes Association's 66th Annual Scientific Sessions.  06/11/2006
  • Doctors Failing to Intensify Needed Therapy in People With Diabetes - Four independent studies showing that doctors are failing to intensify therapy in people with type 2 diabetes and high blood glucose levels or high blood pressure were reported here today at the American Diabetes Association's 66th Annual Scientific Sessions.  06/10/2006
  • New Study Illustrates Economic Benefit of Weight Loss in People With Type 2 Diabetes - A new study demonstrated that even a small percentage of weight loss could lower health care costs among people with type 2 diabetes.  06/10/2006
  • Scientists close to diabetes cure - VICTORIAN scientists have discovered a gene responsible for the most common form of diabetes, bringing them closer to a cure.  06/10/2006
  • Diabetes find - A cure for diabetes is closer after Victorian scientists discovered a gene responsible for the most common form of the disease. The discovery of the PSARL gene - linked to Type 2 diabetes - will be revealed at a conference in Washington tomorrow.  06/10/2006
  • Studies Aim to Preserve Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes - Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Centers Begin New Trials  06/10/2006
  • Ancient Wisdom: Chinese extract may yield diabetes treatment -A plant extract used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat type 2 diabetes could form the basis for new treatments for the disease, scientists now report.  06/09/2006
  • Studies Aim to Preserve Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes - Eighteen medical centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia have begun new clinical studies in type 1 diabetes, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today at the annual scientific meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The NIH-funded studies seek to slow or stop the immune system's attack on insulin-producing cells in two groups of people: those newly   06/09/2006
  • Cure for diabetes could come through New Richmond - Construction is underway on a hyper-clean building that will eventually house 88 special pigs in New Richmond. This is not your typical farming operation, however. These pigs could help researchers find a cure for diabetes.  06/09/2006
  • Possible link between Diabetes and meat - Harvard researchers say there is a risk relating to do a certain form of iron found in meat, which may contribute to diabetes through long term damage to body cells.  06/09/2006
  • Metabasis Therapeutics Announces Publication of Its Evaluation of CS-917 in Animal Models of Type 2 Diabetes in June - Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that an article describing the glucose lowering activity of CS-917 in animal models of type 2 diabetes was published in the June 2006 issue of Diabetes.  06/08/2006
  • Study: A New Way to Treat Diabetes? -  Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say they have made the first inroads into a potential new way to treat diabetes. The novel approach -- first used in a study of mice -- involves lowering the blood sugar by manipulating the release of sugar, or glucose, by liver cells.  06/08/2006
  • Island bark may hold diabetes key - AN ancient vine used by traditional healers in the Pacific islands may be the newest weapon in the fight against type two diabetes.  06/08/2006
  • Hopkins Researchers Discover Potential New Approach To Treating Diabetes - Scientists at Johns Hopkins have uncovered a surprising and novel way of lowering blood sugar levels in mice by manipulating the release of sugar by liver cells. The results, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, have implications for treating conditions like diabetes.  06/08/2006
  • Diabetes Research Takes Wing Thanks To Long-lived Fruit Fly - The creation of an extraordinarily long-lived fruit fly by genetics researchers at the University of Rochester has led scientists down an unexpected new path in the fight against diabetes.  06/08/2006
  • Pacific vine may hold key to diabetes - Melbourne-based biotechnology company Dia-B Tech has found a vine in the rainforests of the Pacific islands that it believes could be an alternative to the anti-diabetes drug insulin.  06/08/2006
  • Female Hormone May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes - Title: Female Hormone May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Category Last Editorial Review: 6/8/2006
  • Tracing the Link Between Diabetes and Brain Defects - Diabetes affects the body's ability to use glucose, and the disease has long been known to damage or seriously affect other parts of the body, like eyes or kidneys....  06/07/2006
  • Female Hormone May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes - New animal research suggests that a naturally produced estrogen hormone known as estradiol might help protect against diabetes by preventing the death of pancreatic cells critical to the production of insulin.  06/07/2006
  • Diabetes Research Takes Wing Thanks To Long-lived Fruit Fly - The creation of an extraordinarily long-lived fruit fly by genetics researchers has led scientists down an unexpected new path in the fight against diabetes. The mutant fly is serving as a portal for understanding the factors that determine how nutrition and stress set the foundation for metabolic syndrome and diabetes, why diabetes occurs more frequently as people age, and indeed why people live   06/07/2006
  • Gardenia Fruit Compound Starting Point For Diabetes Therapy - A Gardenia fruit extract traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of type 2 diabetes does indeed contain a chemical that reverses some of the pancreatic dysfunctions that underlie the disease, researchers report in the June 7, 2006, Cell Metabolism. The chemical therefore represents a useful starting point for new diabetes therapies, they said.  06/07/2006
  • Hopkins researchers discover potential new approach to treating diabetes - Scientists at Johns Hopkins have uncovered a surprising and novel way of lowering blood sugar levels in mice by manipulating the release of sugar by liver cells. The results, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, have implications for treating conditions like diabetes.  06/07/2006
  • Type 1 diabetes results from selective destruction of pancreatic islet beta cells -  IDDM, which used to be referred to as Type 1 diabetes, results from selective destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic islet beta cells by the body's immune system.  06/06/2006
  • New Study Shows GlycoMark Blood Test is Most Effective Monitor of After-Meal Glucose Levels in Patients With Diabetes - A key study in the current edition of the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Care journal demonstrates that the new GlycoMark blood test is a better measure of after-meal or postprandial glucose levels compared to standard tests for diabetes.  06/06/2006
  • Study finds PET imaging value in tracking diabetes progression - "Diabetes is the only major disease with a death rate that continues to be on the upswing," proclaimed a front-page New York Times story recently.  06/07/2006
  • Young kids with diabetes do well with insulin pump - For preschool-age children with type 1 diabetes, using a continuous subcutaneous pump to deliver insulin is a "safe, effective and superior" alternative to twice-daily insulin injections, according to a new study.  06/06/2006
  • Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes - Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.  06/05/2006
  • Depression triggers diabetes, not other away around, scientists say - A researcher at the University of Alberta studying Saskatchewan health data has discovered a link between depression and diabetes. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson works with diabetics, people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin, and over the years he noticed many of them suffer from depression.  06/05/2006
  • Depression can trigger diabetes, scientists say - A researcher at the University of Alberta studying Saskatchewan health data has discovered a link between depression and diabetes. Diabetics suffer from a lack of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.  06/05/2006
  • Depression linked to diabetes: Canadian study - Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a link between depression and diabetes, particularly in young adults. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and his team looked at more than 32,000 case studies of Saskatchewan patients and have published their findings in the medical journal Diabetes Care.  06/05/2006
  • 85% of non-traumatic amputations avoidable: International Diabetes Foundation - Even though 85 percent of non-traumatic amputations - those caused by arterial blockages related to diabetes, smoking, obesity and vascular system complications, may be preventable, a new study by the International Diabetes Foundation claims that most physicians go in for amputations.  06/04/2006
  • Participants needed for diabetes study -  The Stanford University Patient Education Research Center is seeking participants for a Type 2 diabetes self-management program and study to begin next month.  06/04/2006
  • One-third of adults with diabetes still don't know it - The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who analyzed national survey data from two periods--1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2002.  06/04/2006
  • Startling data about infection-induced amputation and diabetes - Persons with diabetes who develop an infection are at a 55-fold greater risk for hospitalization, and an alarming 154-fold greater risk for amputation.  06/01/2006
  • Type 2 diabetes teens have higher complication risk - Young people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of kidney damage than their counterpart who have type 1 diabetes, even though type 2 diabetic have had the disease for a much shorter time.  06/01/2006
  • Study finds significant increase in diabetes prevalence in U.S. - More than one out of every three individuals in the United States has diabetes or impaired fasting glucose, a condition that increases the risk of developing diabetes, new study findings suggest.  06/01/2006
  • U.S. Residents More Likely Than Canadians To Have Diabetes, Other Health Conditions, Study Says - U.S. residents are 42% more likely than Canadian residents to have diabetes, 32% more likely to have hypertension and 12% more likely to have arthritis, according to a study scheduled to appear in the American Journal of Public Health, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, involved a 2002-2003 telephone survey of about 5,200 U.S.   06/01/2006
  • Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems - Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems Category: Health News Created: 5/31/2006 1:57:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 06/01/2006

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May 2006

  • Islet Cell Transplantation Significantly Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes - Patients with type 1 diabetes who receive transplants of insulin-producing islet cells have significantly more stable blood glucose levels and fewer hypoglycemic episodes.  05/31/2006
  • Researchers Open Door To Potential Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes - Researchers funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) have identified an unsuspected role of a protein named SHP-1 that could constitute a new therapeutic path against Type 2 Diabetes.   05/30/2006
  • Study: 73M have diabetes or are at risk in U.S. - Nearly a third of Americans, more than 73 million adults, have diabetes or higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, a new study shows. Rates of diagnosed diabetes are increasing, but a third of people who have the disease don't know it, a figure that has been reported for years and "really isn't budging."    05/30/2006
  • Mutant mice reveal role of protein in diabetes - A protein has been found to play an unsuspected role in controlling blood sugar. A Canadian-led research team says the findings in lab mice could lead to a new approach in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.    05/29/2006
  • One-third Of Adults With Diabetes Still Don't Know They Have It - The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who analyzed national survey data from two periods--1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2002.   05/29/2006
  • Suntory, Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine Discover That Whiskey Congeners May Prevent Diabetes - Suntory has discovered unique properties of whiskey in collaboration with the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine. According to the presentation made at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science, the two partners confirmed, in experiments on mice, that whiskey congeners may prevent the development of diabetes.   05/26/2006
  • 1 in 3 Americans at Risk for Diabetes - As many as a third of American adults with type 2 diabetes don't even know they have the disease, according to alarming new findings from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   05/26/2006
  • More than One in Five Senior Citizens Has Diabetes - A new study has found that 22 percent of senior citizens age 65 and older have diabetes and nearly 40 percent suffer with a form of pre-diabetes called impaired fasting glucose (IFG), which becomes more common with age. The study also found the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent.   05/26/2006
  • Diabetes Nerve Drug - It could be the first treatment for a terrifying problem faced by people with diabetes -- the nerve damage that's a leading cause of amputations. As this ScienCentral news video explains, a new drug being tested in people with diabetic nerve damage uses a patient's own genes to treat them.   05/26/2006
  • One-third Of Adults With Diabetes Still Don't Know They Have It - The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who analyzed national survey data from two periods--1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2002.   05/26/2006
  • 100 Volunteers Needed For Dundee Diabetes Research - Researchers at the University of Dundee are calling for 100 new volunteers to help them with ground breaking research into improving current health care services for people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic and experts are predicting the problem will continue to get worse as people limit the level of physical activity they do.   05/26/2006
  • Study for Patients with Diabetes or Asthma - Durham, N.C. -- Do you currently have asthma or diabetes? Do you take 1 or more medicines to manage these? Do you have Duke health insurance?   05/25/2006
  • CORRECTION: Carotenoids may lower diabetes risk in nonsmokers - For people who don't smoke, the risk of developing diabetes is lower in those with higher levels of carotenoids in their blood, according to a new report.  05/24/2006
  • Carotenoids may lower diabetes risk in nonsmokers - The risk of developing diabetes for people who don't smoke nonsmokers -- but not smokers -- is lower in those with higher levels of carotenoids in their blood, according to a new report.  05/24/2006
  • Results from Diamyd Study in 70 Children with Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes to be Presented at the European Diabetes - Diamyd Medical AB announced today that results from studies with the Diamyd therapeutic for autoimmune diabetes will be presented at the European diabetes meeting EASD in Copenhagen in September.  05/23/2006
  • AUST studies diabetes - Ajman University of Science and Technology plans to conduct a major study on diabetes in the Gulf, with help from a German-based institute.  05/23/2006
  • New study may advance treatments to prevent type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome - Insulin uses two distinct mechanisms to control glucose and the metabolism of blood fats (lipids) in the liver, a new Joslin Diabetes Center-led study has discovered.  05/23/2006
  • Apnea linked to diabetes? - People diagnosed with sleep apnea go to bed knowing that they might stop breathing dozens if not hundreds of times throughout the night. Their condition can leave them feeling tired or irritable in the morning and increase their risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease.   05/22/2006
  • Baylor Researchers Develop 'Bubble' Technique For Potential Treatment Of Type I Diabetes - Baylor Researchers have developed a novel technique using microscopic "bubbles" to deliver insulin genes to the pancreas, the organ that produces the body's insulin. This approach is a major step in the potential treatment of Type I diabetes since patients with the disease do not produce enough insulin on their own. The research results were published in the May 2006 issue of the Proceedings of ...  05/22/2006
  • FYI: Diabetes prevention trial - With more than 41 million Americans between the ages of 40 and 74 on the threshold of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers are seeking volunteers to join the clinical trials of a new prevention treatment.   05/22/2006
  • New Gene Therapy Technique for Potential Treatment of Type I Diabetes - Researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the Baylor Research Institute have developed a novel technique using microscopic "bubbles" to deliver insulin genes to the pancreas, the organ that produces the body's insulin. This approach is a major step in the potential treatment of Type I diabetes since patients with the disease do not produce enough insulin on their own.  05/22/2006
  • Diabetes Research At The University Of Houston "crystalizes" With Major Finding - A University of Houston professor and his student have made a major discovery in the field of diabetes research and diagnosis, finding a new mechanism for the formation of insulin crystals in the pancreas. 05/12/2006
  • Ghrelin involved in development of diabetes -Ghrelin, a hormone long considered a key player in obesity, may instead take a major role in maintaining the balance between insulin and glucose and the development of diabetes, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report in the current issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.  05/12/2006
  • Groundbreaking Cancer and Diabetes Therapies, Drug Delivery Modes Highlight Florida Tech Transfer Conference Agenda - A new cancer treatment that specifically targets cancer cells without harming normal ones and research demonstrating how adult stem cells can be induced to form new pancreatic islet cells to combat diabetes and prevent diabetic retinopathy are among the exciting new therapies and technologies that will be available for licensing at the 2006 Florida Tech Transfer   05/11/2006
  • Antidepressant Drug May Prevent Recurrence Of Depression In Patients With Diabetes - A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that an antidepressant medication may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the length of time between depressive episodes in patients with diabetes."That's important not only because people with diabetes will feel better if we can control their depression...  05/11/2006
  • Pre-Diabetes Clinical Drug Trial Focuses on Diabetes Prevention, Risk Factors - Pennington Management of Clinical Trials announced today the commencement of its recruitment efforts for a diabetes prevention research study. The placebo-controlled, multi-center clinical study will help evaluate a new investigational drug treatment to see if it can prevent pre-diabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes.  05/11/2006
  • Ghrelin: A Player In Diabetes But Not Obesity? - Ghrelin, a hormone long considered a key player in obesity, may instead take a major role in maintaining the balance between insulin and glucose and the development of diabetes, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report in the current issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.  05/10/2006
  • Ghrelin: A player in diabetes but not obesity? - Ghrelin, a hormone long considered a key player in obesity, may instead take a major role in maintaining the balance between insulin and glucose and the development of diabetes, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report in the current issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.  05/10/2006
  • Insulin-Free Diabetes Treatment Found - An international research team, headed by a Korean scientist, has discovered a way to treat diabetes without using insulin.  05/09/2006
  • Study: Off-label drugs often prescribed - More than one of seven prescriptions for common drugs are for off-label uses lacking scientific support, a study suggests. Off-label prescribing was least common among drugs used to control blood sugar in diabetes, pain-relievers and cholesterol-lowering drugs.  05/09/2006
  • Zoloft may prevent recurrence of depression in patients with diabetes - A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that an antidepressant medication may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the length of time between depressive episodes in patients with diabetes.  05/09/2006
  • Discovery of gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes - In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.  05/08/2006
  • Urgent effort underway to learn how diabetes increases heart disease risk - A researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center has won the 2006 Thomas R. Lee Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which includes an $842,400 grant to study how diabetes dramatically increases risk for cardiovascular disease.  05/08/2006
  • Gene that increases diabetes risk detected - Scientists have found a gene that increased Type 2 diabetes in overweight mice, a development they say may help find new treatment for the condition in humans.  05/08/2006
  • Is diabetes a complication of HIV infection? - Type II diabetes could be a complication of untreated HIV infection, according to a case report published in the online version of Clinical Infectious Diseases on 12 th April.  05/08/2006
  • Antidepressant drug may prevent recurrence of depression in patients with diabetes - A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that an antidepressant medication may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the length of time between depressive episodes in patients with diabetes.  05/08/2006
  • Diabetes medication may slow Alzheimer's  - Brain-sugar link probed A diabetes drug used to regulate glucose metabolism may help treat Alzheimer's, according to a new study.  05/05/2006
  • Death Risks High In Younger People With Diabetes Type 2  - People with Type 2 diabetes aged between 35 and 54 are over three times more likely to die than those without the condition according to research published today in the journal Diabetic Medicine. For people aged from 85 to 89, the increased risk of death for those with diabetes is over 50 per cent. The research on 44,230 people with Type 2 diabetes also found that women with diabetes were more ... 05/05/2006
  • Antidepressant Medication May Prevent Recurring Depression In Diabetics - The antidepressant sertraline may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the period of time between episodes of depression in patients with diabetes, according to a study in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.  05/05/2006
  • Diabetes gene at root of wider syndrome  - OXFORD, England, May 4 (UPI) -- British scientists say gene mutations associated with neonatal diabetes are believed responsible for other neurological dysfunctions.  05/04/2006
  • 30-year Study Of Type 1 Diabetes Finds No Improvement In Heart Disease Rates - 05/03/2006
  • Alzheimer's cause tied to diabetes?  - A provocative new theory suggests that one root cause of Alzheimer's disease is linked to diabetes - a theory about to be tested in thousands of Alzheimer's patients given the diabetes drug Avandia in hopes of slowing brain decay.  05/02/2006
  • Children And Young Adults With Diabetes Do Not Meet Nutrition Recommendations - Fewer than half of children and young adults who took part in a national multi-center study of young people with diabetes meet current dietary recommendations for many nutrients, potentially making treatment and management of their diabetes much more difficult, according to researchers at the University of South Carolina and other institutions.
  • 2.8 million American kids have diabetes precursor: study  - Diabetes is all set to become one of the biggest concerns of health officials of the United States with almost 2.8 million adolescents already having blood sugar levels that increase the risk of the disease later in life, a study has said.  05/02/2006
  • Treating Diabetes And Heart Disease  - A three-year quality improvement plan is now in the work programme for the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.   05/02/2006
  • Diet Rich in Magnesium Good for Health  - A diet rich in magnesium may help reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome, the cluster of conditions that can lead to diabetes and coronary heart disease , new research finds.  05/01/2006

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November 2005 - November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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October 2005

Low blood glucose levels may complicate gastric bypass surgery.  10/25/05

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