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Cinnamon Dose-Dependently Reduces Insulin Concentration
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The ingestion of 3 g of cinnamon reduces serum insulin levels after mealtime and increases the concentration of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a gastrointestinal hormone that has been shown to delay gastric emptying and minimize the feeling of hunger after eating.

Diabetes Drugs Given ‘Too Soon’?
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
One in three people with Type 2 diabetes are given medication too soon, instead of being urged to eat better and do more exercise, a UK study suggests.

'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, study finds.

Sodium Channel Connects Epilepsy, Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A tiny pore or channel that governs the flow of sodium ions in and out of a brain cell where it can trigger nervous impulses and seizures also plays a pivotal role in the release of insulin and glucagon (hormones involved in maintaining levels of glucose in the blood) by islet cells in the pancreas, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.

New Study Shows How Fructose Promotes Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A new study may help explain why diets high in the sugar fructose have been linked to insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes.

Power to Prevent: Helping African Americans Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes" helps African Americans learn how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through physical activity and making healthy food choices.

Breath Test Possible Diagnostic Screening Tool for Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Abnormal glucose tolerance can be detected by a carbon-13 labeled oral glucose tolerance test in which 13-CO2 excreted in the breath is measured with a standard breath analyzer, according to research conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Working the Night Shift Can Increase Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
An upset in the body's internal clock may cause blood sugar spikes and insulin resistance.

Sad or Angry Teens have Less Success with Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Teens with Type 1 diabetes are responsible for taking insulin, monitoring blood sugar levels and keeping doctor visits too. Now, a new study suggests that feelings such as anger or sadness could interfere with teens’ diabetes management.

Stress Raises Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest and stress may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say.

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