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Mother Frees Daughter From Diabetes
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005
By donating cells from her pancreas, a Japanese mother has ended her daughter's type 1 diabetes — at least for now — say the doctors who performed the transplant operation.

Propensity for Obesity, Diabetes, May Occur in Utero
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005
The adage "You are what you eat" should be rephrased to include "and so are your children," based on metabolic research pioneered by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

A 39 Inch (1 Meter) Waistline Predicts High Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Height, weight, waist and hip circumference were measured and a blood sample was taken to determine insulin sensitivity. Statistical modelling was then used to assess the predictive power of each variable

Waist circumference was a very strong independent predictor of insulin sensitivi

ACP and ACPF Launch 3-Year Effort to Improve Diabetes Care
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
The new initiative will create and disseminate educational tools and information for physicians, patients, and other members of the health care team and will work to raise awareness and teach the best practices in diabetes care

Breakthrough Links Obesity to Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
A research team has achieved a breakthrough in our understanding of how obesity causes increased levels of insulin, sugar, and blood fats leading to type-2 diabetes and liver degeneration.

The findings also indicate a direct way to prevent these diseases

Designer Liver Enhances Glucose Tolerance and Improved Insulin Response
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
The Burnham Institute's Gen-Sheng Feng has created a mouse with improved glucose tolerance and insulin activity in the liver, and generated new findings about insulin-signaling in the liver.

This could prove useful in understanding the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Urinary Infection in Postmenopausal Women
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005

Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health and Depression
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Patients in the exercise and stress-management groups had lower average depression scores and reduced distress scores compared with the patients who received only usual care, the researchers report. The exercise and stress-management patients also had more favorable improvements in certain cardiovascular risk factors.

Fat Patterns Linked With Metabolic Syndrome in Normal-Weight Elderly
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Older people who carry their weight around their waist are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, even if their BMI is normal,

High Blood Pressure Common in the Overweight and Obese
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
"obese individuals had increased 24-hour, daytime and nighttime blood pressure levels compared to non-obese individuals." Overweight and obese individuals were also less likely to experience a nighttime dip in blood pressure.

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