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About Diabetes

Diabetes is a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination.

Identifying a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, scientists at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center have moved a step closer to coaxing stem cells into pancreatic cells as a possible cure for type1 diabetes.

A commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug can reduce an individuals risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 62 percent, according to a study.

A gene previously shown to be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes also predisposes children to having a lower birth weight, according to a study.

Low levels of Vitamin D are associated with diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Research revealed that Type 2 Diabetes can be cured by consuming a low-calorie diet daily for four months. The study showed that people who cut down on their calories intake had a significant improvement in the condition.

Diabetes Studies and Research

In May 2012, a new study has revealed that a potent two-pronged attack on diabetes can cure it. The powerful combination therapy can tackle the condition even at a late stage.

Facts

  • As of 2012, around 370,000 Britons have Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes in News

Metabolic status prior to pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes
A new study has suggested that metabolic screening of women before pregnancy could help identify the possibility of developing diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy and help them take preventive steps prior to conception. ANI

New gene could explain relationship between diabetes, Alzheimer's
Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes is also found at lower-than-normal levels in people with Alzheimers disease. ANI

Scientists reveal new clues to origin of diabetes
Scientists have identified events inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells that set the stage for a neonatal form of non-autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and may play a role in type 2 diabetes as well. ANI

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children
A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found that waist circumference is a better indicator of a childs risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life, as compared to BMI. ANI

Metabolic status prior to pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes
A new study has suggested that metabolic screening of women before pregnancy could help identify the possibility of developing diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy and help them take preventive steps prior to conception. ANI

New gene could explain relationship between diabetes, Alzheimer's
Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes is also found at lower-than-normal levels in people with Alzheimers disease. ANI

Scientists reveal new clues to origin of diabetes
Scientists have identified events inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells that set the stage for a neonatal form of non-autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and may play a role in type 2 diabetes as well. ANI

India, Scotland sign four MoUs in education sector
In a step to strengthen educational links between the two countries, India and Scotland today signed four MoUs in various fields. ANI

Brit girl, 7, risks brain damage if she eats any protein
A young British girl, who suffers from a rare condition, faces the risk of brain damage if she eats anything that has protein in it. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk
A new study has suggested that insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, is associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes. ANI

European Medicines Agency approves TWYNSTA® (telmisartan plus amlodipine) a new single pill combination that delivers powerful and consistent blood pressure reductions throughout 24 hours
Business Wire India

Brit girl, 7, risks brain damage if she eats any protein
A young British girl, who suffers from a rare condition, faces the risk of brain damage if she eats anything that has protein in it. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk
A new study has suggested that insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, is associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes. ANI

Paralysed patient becomes world's first to get stem cell therapy
For the first time, scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to treat a paralysed patient in a study described as the dawn of a new age of medicine. ANI

Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients
To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center is being carried out. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Clinical trials show effective weight loss strategies for obese
A new study has suggested that lifestyle interventions, including physical activity and structured weight loss programs can result in significant weight loss. ANI

How to cut the risks in multiple pregnancies
Researchers are investigating how to reduce the risks linked with multiple pregnancies. ANI

Fish-oil components can treat chronic illness?
A new study has been undertaken to find out how healthful natural compounds known as Omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fishes like salmon and albacore, help us protect against chronic diseases. ANI

Kids with chronic illness, disability vulnerable to bullying
A new study has revealed that adolescent students with a disability or chronic illness are more likely to be victims of bullying from their peers at school. ANI

Loss of cell powerhouses linked to Parkinson's
Scientists have bolstered the link between Parkinsons disease and the loss of cellular powerhouses called mitochondria after conducting a painstaking analysis of more than 400 brain tissue samples. ANI

Large waist size linked to higher diabetes rates among Americans
A new study has indicated that a higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist size rather than conventional risk factors such as obesity. ANI

Functional artificial pancreatic tissue offers new hope to diabetics
Researchers have found a completely new way of controlling insulin dependent diabetes without daily injections of insulin. ANI

Loss of cell powerhouses linked to Parkinson's
Scientists have bolstered the link between Parkinsons disease and the loss of cellular powerhouses called mitochondria after conducting a painstaking analysis of more than 400 brain tissue samples. ANI

Indian scientists show insoluble drugs can be taken orally in nano crystal form
Taking a big leap in how oral medicines are administered, Indian scientists have shown that producing nanoscopic crystals of a pharmaceutical product can allow the medication to be absorbed by the gut even if the drug is not soluble in water. ANI

New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment
A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood diabetes. ANI

Cell responsible for kidney failure in diabetics found
Researchers have found a cell in the kidney that could be key to understanding why diabetes leads to kidney failure. ANI

Body builder protein powder 'could add 10 years to your life'
People who are aged 55 or so, should start taking the protein powder favoured by body builders to add almost 10 years to their life, for scientists believe the powder could hold the secret of a long and healthy life. ANI

7 ways your job could shorten your life
If work enriches our lives in many ways, it can shorten them too. ANI

Curvy women 'live longer'
A heavy rear can guarantee your chances of living longer, says a new study. ANI

Abdomen weight gain ups metabolic disease risk, while thigh weight lowers it
By using ice cream, candy bars and energy drinks to help volunteers gain weight, researchers have found that increased abdominal fat seems to heighten risk for metabolic disease, while fat expansion in the lower body-as in the thighs-seems to lower the risk. ANI

Hansen Medical Announces First Patients Successfully Treated With New Flexible Catheter Vascular Robotic System
MarketWire

Lifestyle intervention program cuts risk of type 2 diabetes
Four-year results of the Look AHEAD study have shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention program designed to achieve and maintain weight loss improves diabetes control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. ANI

Adult stem cells that do not age created
University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture. ANI

Histone 'map' yields key insights into fat cell formation
Scientists have created a map of histone modifications in fat cells, which led them to discover two new factors that regulate fat formation- a key step on the road to better understanding obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. ANI

Chocolate diet helps morbidly obese US man lose 200lbs in 16 months!
An American man achieved an astonishing feat of losing 200 lbs in just 16 months - by eating chocolates. ANI

Discovery and Validation of 13 Diabetes Biomarkers to Be Commercialized
MarketWire

Journal Article Concludes That the OmniPod System Can Improve Diabetes Management for People With Type 1 Diabetes
MarketWire

Study finds strong link between diabetes and air pollution
A new study has found a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity. ANI

Garlic oil 'may prevent heart disease in diabetics'
A new study has revealed that garlic has enormous potential to prevent cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes. ANI

Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage, Inc. to Extend Its Line of Functional Gums With Three New Products
MarketWire

St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians Honored by IHA as Most Improved California Physician Organization in Orange County
MarketWire

Mechanism behind gene linked to both Alzheimer's, diabetes identified
Scientists have identified the mechanism behind a single gene that is responsible for causing both Alzheimers disease and Type 2 diabetes. ANI

Weapons of Mass Destruction Found by Necessary Nutrition LLC
MarketWire

Lifestyle intervention 'offers long-term benefits to obese patients with diabetes'
Experts have suggested that an intensive lifestyle intervention helps individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight and keep it off, along with improving fitness, control of blood glucose levels and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ANI

Va 'doesn't work for half the men who take it'
V*a-the much-publicised cure for sexual dysfunction-fails to work for more than half the men who take it, warn leading doctors. ANI

WI Harper Advisory Board Adds Expertise in Health Care and Greentech
MarketWire

Need for early recognition of type 1 diabetes, says expert
A physician at Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS) has called for early detection of type 1 diabetes. ANI

Va 'doesn't work for men with low testosterone'
V*a may not work for men with low testosterone levels, says an expert. ANI

Takeda Responds to Announcement about Suspension of Rosiglitazone Marketing Authorization in Europe and Restrictions in the U.S.
PR Newswire

Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Senior Management Appointments
PR Newswire

UK is world's second fattest nation
A survey has revealed that Britain has become the second fattest nation in the world after the United States, with nearly two thirds of its citizens being overweight. ANI

Insulin spray could treat 'diabetes of the brain'
New studies are showing that insulin could play a key role in treating diabetes of the brain. ANI

Chromium picolinate may reduce inflammation in diabetic nephropathy
A new research has concluded that taking chromium picolinate may help lessen inflammation associated with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease). ANI

Hit the gym to maintain health gains after weight loss
Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Well, you need to hit the gym, suggests a new study. ANI

Indians in US 'at higher diabetes risk than other Asian immigrants'
Indians residing in the US are more prone to developing diabetes than whites and immigrants from other Asian countries, a study revealed. ANI

Children with pet dogs 'more active'
Scientists from St Georges, University of London, have suggested that owning a dog could help reduce the risk of childhood obesity. ANI

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