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Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Stopped in Childhood
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A child's current body fat is the strongest predictor of poor insulin sensitivity. But, can 8 year old children give up their sweets, when everyone else around is eating them?

Gene Inhibition Helps to Normalize Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In research that could lead to new approaches for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, a research team has found that suppressing a liver enzyme that induces glucose production helped diminish the symptoms of the disease — reducing blood glucose concentrations, decreasing rates of glucose production in the liver, and improving insulin sensitivity.

New Possible Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dr. Aaron Vinik, principle investigator for the study at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, is testing a new diabetes drug, Prochymal. It’s part of a first-of-its-kind study for finding a possible cure.

Testosterone Levels Decrease after Ingestion of Sugar
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and what they found was that, men with low testosterone should have their hormone levels retested after they fast overnight because eating may transiently lower testosterone levels by as much as 25%, a new study concludes.

Using Vitamin C Plus Insulin to Stop Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Researchers have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets. This simply means that getting your glucose under control is not enough.

New Evidence Links Glitazones to Broken Bones
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The largest study to date looking at whether the risk of bone fractures is increased in the setting of thiazolidinedione drugs (TZDs) suggests that fracture risk is more than 40% higher in people taking TZDs and that both men and women are vulnerable.

Cancer Patients May Benefit from Diabetic Drug
Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Metformin, a widely used anti-diabetic drug, has the effect of making cancer therapies and vaccines more effective by boosting the immune system, according to a recently published study.

The Versatile Benefits of Red Wine and Component Resveratrol
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Moderate red wine consumption is known to have many benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions, and is believed to be the ultimate answer to the “French paradox.” Red wine is a complex chemical mix, with many of its constituents believed to benefit the human body in some form. Polyphenols, especially resveratrol, are believed to be a particularly important component of red wine when considering health benefits, and a recent review has displayed the far-reaching potential for these compounds.

Once-Weekly Exenatide Provides Glycemic Control and Weight Loss
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Once-weekly exenatide (EQW) produces superior improvements in glucose control and body weight compared with maximum daily doses of sitagliptin and pioglitazone on background metformin, according to study results presented at the ADA 69th Scientific Sessions.

Diabetic Retinopathy on the Rise
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
After two decades on the rise, retinopathy now affects more than a third of all diabetes patients, according to the latest nationally representative estimate.

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