Diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart and thus increases the risk of a heart attack

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(SOURCE: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH) – Vanishing capillaries Diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart and increases the risk of a heart attack Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the […]

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Dual-drug combination shows promise against diabetic eye disease in animal model

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(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) – A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of University of Florida Health and Dutch researchers has found. Researchers say the drug combination is a promising and unique potential treatment for patients with diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of […]

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Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with an “apple-shaped” body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as […]

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Immune receptor that’s typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes

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(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that’s more typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor. In the face of diabetes, scientists have shown for the first time that contents released by dying cells activate Toll-like […]

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Continuous glucose monitoring lowers blood sugar in the long term for type 1 diabetes

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG) – Significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time – and increased well-being. These are just some of the results of a long-term study at Sahlgrenska Academy of continuous glucose monitoring in persons with type 1 diabetes. “This is one of few new treatments in recent decades which significantly reduces blood sugar levels for […]

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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes by int’l team led by York U researcher

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(SOURCE: YORK UNIVERSITY) – An international team of researchers and clinicians led by York University Professor Michael Riddell has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. “Regular exercise can help individuals with diabetes to achieve their blood lipid, body composition, fitness and blood sugar […]

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Diabetes News: Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

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(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) – Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight. The findings, which appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of […]

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Diabetes Research News: Diabetes impairs activity of bone stem cells in mice, inhibits fracture repair

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(SOURCE: STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) – Stanford researchers found that activating bone stem cells helps repair fractures in diabetic mice. Applying a protein to the fracture site increased the expression of key signaling proteins and enhanced healing in the animals. Bone fractures in diabetic mice heal better in the presence of a protein that stimulates […]

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Diabetes Research News: Study Suggests Route to Improve Artery Repair

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(SOURCE: JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER) – Research may point towards more effective surgical stents for people with diabetes. People with any form of diabetes are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular conditions than people without the disease. Moreover, if they undergo an operation to open up a clogged artery by inserting a “stent” surgical tube, the artery is […]

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Diabetes Research: Fenofibrate may reduce heart disease risk in some patients with type 2 diabetes

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(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE) – A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of triglycerides and low levels of “good” cholesterol, despite being treated with statins. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute […]

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Diabetes Research News: Mouse models indicate burning more fat and less glucose could lead to diabetes

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(SOURCE: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE) – Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat (lipid) when they […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Treatment News: Bionic pancreas system successfully controls blood sugar without risk of hypoglycemia

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – The bionic pancreas system developed by Boston University (BU) investigators proved better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, over 11 days. The report of a clinical trial led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research: New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes

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(SOURCE: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY) – An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline.  Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. […]

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Diabetes Research News: Search On For Drug to Tame ‘Hyperactive’ Zinc Transporter and Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) – Gene variants associated with disease are typically considered faulty; problems arise when the proteins they make don’t adequately carry out their designated role. But a new biochemical study from Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that a common variant that increases type 2 diabetes risk makes a protein that is more efficient than its […]

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DIABETES FINDINGS: HEART DAMAGE CAUSED BY CHEMOTHERAPY IS WORSE IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

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(SOURCE: EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY) – Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, according to a study presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.1 “Cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy with anthracyclines is being increasingly reported, mainly because a smaller proportion of patients now die from cancer,” said lead author Dr Ana Catarina Gomes, a […]

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Diabetes Research News: Copeptin levels associated with renal and cardiac disease

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) – Discovery could lead to new life-saving treatments and therapies for type 1 diabetes patients. Type 1 diabetes patients with elevated albumin in their urine had three times the risk of life-threatening kidney and cardiac disease as those with normal levels, according to researchers at the University of […]

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Unlocking a liver receptor puzzle

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(SOURCE: EMORY HEALTH SCIENCES) – Imagine a key that opens a pin tumbler lock.  A very similar key can also fit into the lock, but upside down in comparison to the first key. Biochemist Eric Ortlund and colleagues have obtained analogous results in their study of how potential diabetes drugs interact with their target, the protein […]

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Diabetes Research News: Macrophage-dependent IL-1β production induces cardiac arrhythmias in diabetic mice

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(D’OR INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION) According to a recent press release, one of the most serious complications of diabetes, heart arrhythmias, is now on its way to be prevented and combated. Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in partnership with investigators from University of Bonn, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Universidad […]

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Diabetes News: Some Risk factors Indicate a Reduction in Healthy Renal Function in Diabetes Patients

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(UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER) According to a recent press release, patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) […]