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Melatonin and Mealtime: Common Genetic Difference Could Put Some at Greater Risk of Diabetes

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the University of Murcia, Spain, have shed new light on why people who carry ...

Type 1 diabetes prevention: insulin vaccine undergoes second trial

Neuherberg - A vaccination against type 1 diabetes will soon also be available to young children: the Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve ...

Newly Identified Biochemical Pathway Could Be Target For Insulin Control

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – In the final event leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses its ability to secrete insulin and clear glucose from the blood. ... Full story

Towards a cure for type 1 diabetes

Garvan immunologist Associate Professor Shane Grey and collaborators from other institutions have been awarded $3.3 million to extend their innovative research towards a cure for type I diabetes. The researchers aim to make islet transplantation a feasible therapeutic option for more individuals with type I diabetes, including children. ... Full story

Ontario shift to family health teams leads to improved diabetes care for patients, research finds

By Kendra Stephenson - Paying doctors differently and adding other professionals to the health team has improved diabetes care for patients in Ontario, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. ... Full story

Study highlights possible knowledge gap over effects of some diabetes drugs

GLP-1 Agonists are injectable drugs that regulate blood sugar levels and have also been shown to promote weight loss, making them an attractive form of treatment for Type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to obesity. ... Full story

Novel mechanism of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

Insensitivity to insulin, also called insulin resistance, is associated with type 2 diabetes and affects several cell types and organs in the body. Now, scientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have discovered a mechanism that explains how insulin-producing cells can be insulin resistant and insulin sensitive at the same time. The findings are being published in the journal Cell Reports , and may lead to future novel treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes. ... Full story

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prioritised for obesity surgery

New research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that, when considering overall costs of healthcare, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes, since many patients see a reversal of diabetes after surgery and thus need fewer expensive diabetes medications or treatment for complications in future. ... Full story

Incidence of diabetes and pre-diabetes on the rise

A generation ago, there was no such thing as pre-diabetes. Well, the condition existed – it just wasn’t given a name or diagnosed the way it is now. ... Full story

Drug prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice

A compound that blocks the synthesis of hyaluronan, a substance generally found in in all body tissue, protected mice from getting Type 1 diabetes. The compound is already approved in Europe and Asia for the treatment of gallbladder disease. ... Full story

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