Diabetes

Fat: A new player expands our definition of diabetes

8 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions around the world. The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people suffer from the disease, including over 1.2 million in Australia alone. The consequences of diabetes can be dire (cancer, kidney failure, and heart attacks) and its prevalence is rising fast. There is an urgent need to better understand how diabetes progresses - and how it might be stopped.
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Treatment adherence and BMI reduction are key predictors of HbA1c 1  year after diagnosis of childhood type 2 diabetes in the United Kingdom

8 days ago   |   By MedWorm

Pediatric Diabetes, EarlyView.
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Inhaled insulin improves glucose control in type 1 diabetes

8 days ago   |   By Healio

Compared with multiple daily insulin injections, inhaled insulin was shown to provide benefits for adults with type 1 diabetes, including improved postprandial glucose levels, lower daytime glucose variability and less hypoglycemia, according to a study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
“Ideally, use of an ultra-rapid-acting prandial insulin that closely mimics the time action profile of normal insulin secretion and human physiology will lower postprandial glucose excursions without any delayed hypoglycemia,” Halis Kaan Akturk, MD, assistant professor of medicine
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Healthy Diets Lead to Better Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer Patients

Healthy Diets Lead to Better Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer Patients

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Better Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Longer Life

Better Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Longer Life

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Vitamin D and kidney health: Autoimmune diseases often lead to renal...

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Green tea for greener pastures: Plants treated with spent green tea extracts are less likely to develop disease

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Trader Joe's recalls three salads over listeria and salmonella fears from...

Trader Joe's recalls three salads over listeria and salmonella fears from contaminated corn

The company said that corn used in the dishes have been contaminated before it was tossed into the mix. There are no reports of sickness and all potentially contaminated salads... Read more ...

Hope for colorectal cancer sufferers: Better diet lowers death risks

Hope for colorectal cancer sufferers: Better diet lowers death risks

Switching to a better, lower fat diet can reduce the risk of death by 20 percent for colorectal cancer patients, a new American Cancer Society study found. Western diets high... Read more ...

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There's an Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella That Contaminated Chicken in 29 States

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Oct. 17 that they were investigating an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken products. So... Read more ...

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Did da Vinci's Genius Stem From 'Lazy Eye'?

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