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How Genetic Mutations May Cause Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Scientists have provided an answer to the 40-year-old mystery of how certain genetic mutations lead to Type 1 diabetes. This new molecular understanding could lead to novel therapies for Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.

Experimental Artificial Pancreas Succeeds with Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the first clinical trial of a system using two hormones, an artificial pancreas delivered insulin and glucagon in a way that closely mimics the body's control of blood sugar and maintained near-normal levels of glucose in a small group of Type 1 diabetes patients without them developing hypoglycemia.

Diabetes Therapy Individualized Using Genetics
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Advances in the genetics of Type 2 diabetes have provided a foundation for individual treatment strategies, which should be a continuing goal of research, according to a consensus statement from diabetes specialists.

Cells in Pancreas Can Spontaneously Change into Insulin-Producing Cells
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Using Genotypes to Individualize Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
A panel of diabetes experts is encouraging efforts to increase understanding of the heterogeneity of Type 2 diabetes to achieve individualized treatments and improve treatment responses.

Soy Supplements Show No Diabetes Benefit
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Adding soy supplements to the diet may not improve blood sugar control in older women who are at high risk of or in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Nanoparticle Vaccine Used to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with Type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.

High Glycemic Foods Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in women but not men, according to a report.

Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes.

Acute Partial Sleep Deprivation Increases Food Intake
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010
One night of reduced sleep subsequently increased food intake.

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