Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

London, January 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin — the key hormone in diabetes — from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.   Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of cases of the […]

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

New York, December 12 (IANS) If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.   The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea — the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods.   Kidneys normally […]

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

New York, November 16 (IANS) Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes — a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin — in a mouse model.   In the study, mice with Type 1 diabetes were infused with pre-treated blood stem cells to produce more of […]

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) Diabetes has come to be one of the most dreaded offshoots of modern and hectic lifestyles. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening.   Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness […]

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

November 14(Reuters) – The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said on Tuesday.   The vast majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is […]

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

New York, September 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified gene variants that boost the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease — the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, a finding that points to potential targets for common drugs.   While the study confirmed most of the known diabetes “risk loci”– sites […]

Common anti-obesity, diabetes drug may cut brain pressure

Common anti-obesity, diabetes drug may cut brain pressure

  London, August 24 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type 2 diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressure, researchers say.   A traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus — accumulated water in the brain — as well as stroke can cause growing pressure inside […]

Diabetes, high BP in midlife may up dementia risk later

Diabetes, high BP in midlife may up dementia risk later

    New York, August 8 (IANS) Middle-aged persons who have cardiovascular health risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and are also current smokers, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life, researchers have warned.   The findings showed that the chances of dementia increased most strongly with age followed […]

How diabetes fosters gum disease

How diabetes fosters gum disease

New York, July 13 (IANS) Diabetes causes a shift in the oral microbiome which may lead to an increased risk of developing periodontitis, also known as gum disease, which causes inflammation around the teeth as well as bone loss, researchers say.   The study, conducted in mice, revealed that when diabetic mice developed high blood […]

Diabetes, sleep apnoea may accelerate risk of eye disease

Diabetes, sleep apnoea may accelerate risk of eye disease

London, July 10 (IANS) Diabetes patients who are also suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea may be at greater risk of developing a common form of eye disease leading to blindness, researchers found.   Diabetic retinopathy — the most common form of eye disease — affects between 40 and 50 per cent of patients with diabetes. […]

How bacteria in your body may promote diabetes

How bacteria in your body may promote diabetes

New York, May 31 (IANS) While a large waistline and high blood sugar levels are known risk factors for diabetes, researchers have now found that having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon may promote metabolic disease, particularly Type-2 diabetes.   Metabolic syndrome, which has become far more common due to a rise […]

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