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Funding boost for sweet protein could help to treat and prevent diabetes

A sweet new study looking at how a sugar-coated protein protects the body against type 1 diabetes has received a $60,000 boost ...

FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes

Study links Jardiance to improved survival in patients with type 2 diabetes with cardiovascular disease ...

Even mildly excessive body iron stores increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

Even mildly elevated body iron contributes to the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. Excess body iron accumulation is a known risk factor of type 2 diabetes in hereditary hemochromatosis, but the results presented by Dr Alex O. Aregbesola in his doctoral thesis show that elevated iron is a risk factor in the general population as well, already at high levels within the normal range. ... Full story

Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. ... Full story

Protein packaging may cause the immune attacks of type-1 diabetes

Type-1 diabetes occurs when immune cells attack the pancreas. EPFL scientists have now discovered what may trigger this attack, opening new directions for treatments. ... Full story

Better Definition of ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Can Help Identify Those At Risk for Long-Term Complications

More accurate definition could encourage the right patients to adopt changes – lose weight, exercise more – that help prevent full-blown diabetes ... Full story

New Bioinformatic Analysis Reveals Role of Proteins in Diabetic Kidney Disease

MDM2 emerges as key; Software could expose metabolomic information of other diseases ... Full story

Regular intake of sugary beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with prediabetes

An epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance. ... Full story

Researchers Discover New Regulator in Glucose Metabolism

A key genetic switch in the liver regulates glucose metabolism and insulin action in other organs of the body. Researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the Heidelberg University Hospital, Technische Universität München and the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig, have now reported these findings in the journal ‘Nature Communications’ ... Full story

Personalised therapy reduces cancer risk for diabetes patients

Vienna - The links between Type 2 diabetes and cancer are complex: people suffering from diabetes mellitus essentially have a higher risk of developing cancer but, on top of that, some diabetes drugs are also suspected of increasing the risk in some cases. However, scientists at the Department of Medicine III and the Section for Science of Complex Systems at MedUni Vienna have demonstrated that these risks can now be practically eliminated by using optimised, personalised therapy. ... Full story

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