Diabetes Care

Controlling diabetes could be easier with the help of one tiny protein

Nov 6 2014 - 8:52pm
Small protein could prevent, treat type 2 diabetes

Researchers have discovered a tiny protein that is linked to aging could play a big role in controlling blood sugar levels for those with diabetes. Findings published by Indiana University School of Medicine in the journal Diabetes found the protein, Sestrin 3, plays a critical role in controlling insulin sensitivity and glucose production.

What the researchers propose is a new target for treating type 2 diabetes that could be developed from the protein. Sestrin 3 could also be developed to prevent diabetes.

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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes could be treated the same by targeting toxic hormone

Oct 24 2014 - 7:57pm
Research suggests toxic hormone causes both type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Scientists recently found compelling evidence that diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 may stem from the same cause. The finding could mean new drugs that target a hormone to preserve function of beta cells in the pancreas.

Universities of Manchester and Auckland researchers explain amylin and insulin are both produced by the pancreas. Amylin, like insulin, is also important for controlling blood sugar.

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Could a pill for parasites cure type 2 diabetes?

Oct 7 2014 - 9:23pm
A safe and effective anti-parasite drugs treats the cause of diabetes in mice

Scientists are working on a way to attack type 2 diabetes to reverse it with a safe and already approved medication currently used to get rid of parasites. Could the pill work in humans as well as it did in mice. If so, it could mean diabetes could be "cured".

Researchers have discovered a potential new way o tackle type 2 diabetes with an anti-parasite drug that rather than treating just glucose levels can help the body become more sensitive to the body

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Microneedle pill could eliminate injections for diabetes, Crohn's disease and more

Oct 1 2014 - 9:37pm
Microneedles in a capsule could replace injections

MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.

The finding could mean no more insulin injections for diabetics and it could also mean patients with cancer, Crohn's disease and other autoimmune disorders could swallow a capsule to obtain antibod

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Type 2 Diabetes No-Nos: What NOT to do if you have type 2

Sep 25 2014 - 10:15am
Type 2 Diabetes Nutrition Solution

Whether you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been dealing with the disease for many years, it is vital to have the proper knowledge of what type 2 diabetes is, how it is best treated and your role in managing your disease.

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic disorders in which the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin and/or to use it properly.

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Interval Training is Best for Managing Blood Sugar

Sep 4 2014 - 7:49am
running and managing blood sugar

Incorporating interval training into your daily walks is an excellent way to build fitness and manage blood sugar.

High intensity exercise has been shown to be more effective at improving blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, however, there has been a concern about starting intense workouts – such as running

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Eat well to help control type 2 diabetes

Sep 1 2014 - 3:32pm
A Mediterranean salad

The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.

The quality of dietary fats and carbohydrates consumed is a significant factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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Largest study to date compares insulin pump to injections for type 2 diabetes

Jul 4 2014 - 12:24pm
Insulin pumps outperform injections for difficult to control type 2 diabetes

Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes could achieve better glucose control with an insulin pump versus multiple insulin injections throughout the day finds a large study published in the Lancet.

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Could your diabetes treatment be doing more harm than good?

Jul 1 2014 - 11:26am
Some people may be in harm's way from type 2 diabetes medication

For some patients taking insulin and other drugs for type 2 diabetes may do more harm than good. Researchers are challenging the notion that everyone with diabetes must reach target blood sugar levels, especially those over age 50 who are at low risk for complications of the disease.

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Canola oil may be best for type 2 diabetics

Jun 17 2014 - 10:14am
Cooking with canola oil

There has been a surge in cases of type 2 diabetes linked to the obesity epidemic. Lifestyle considerations dealing with good nutrition, exercise, and adequate rest are essential in dealing properly with this condition. Recent research shows that canola oil may be particularly helpful for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

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New onset type 1 diabetes reversed in mice: What about humans?

Jun 16 2014 - 7:58pm
Type 1 diabetes reversed in mice

Researchers have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in mice with new onset of the disease. Targeting a different pathway in the immune system than other attempted therapies could someday mean success for reversing type 1 diabetes in humans.

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Bionic pancreas exceeds expectations for type 1 diabetes control

Jun 16 2014 - 2:37pm
Bionic pancreas delivers doses of insulin or glucagon every five minutes to help people with type 1 diabetes

A Boston University/Massachusetts General Hospital research team has developed a 'bionic' pancreas that succeeded in controlling blood sugar levels for adults and children with type 1 diabetes. The study of the artificial pancreas was experimental. The researchers hope it will be available within the next few years to help people with type 1 diabetes.

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Do Pomegranates Have a Role in Type 2 Diabetes?

Jun 9 2014 - 7:50am
pomegranates for type 2 diabetes

Several studies suggest pomegranates may be helpful in the management of type 2 diabetes. The hard rind fruits contain compounds with antidiabetes properties and may help fight obesity as well.

Pomegranates may have a soft spot in the fight against type 2 diabetes. These tough skinned fruits have demonstrated some antidiabetes benefits in several recent studies.

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When to Exercise for Best Blood Sugar Control

May 13 2014 - 8:51am
Fitness and blood sugar control

If you have diabetes, you are probably well aware that you should be exercising most days of the week to improve your blood sugar levels. The most often heard excuse for not doing this is time constraints. No more! New research suggests that a short burst of exercise right before eating can control blood sugar levels just as well as one daily 30-minute session.

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A Type 1 Diabetic's Unlikely Journey from a Care-Free Attitude to Gluten-Free Lifestyle

May 9 2014 - 10:46am
Type 1 Diabetes Journey

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in my teens. After a traumatic car accident I began to experience some strange symptoms that made no sense to me. Constant thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and depression were the most predominant. I was raised in a medical household by a highly regarded general surgeon and an RN/medical student, but because type 1diabetes was not an issue in our family, I knew nothing about it.

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