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Young Blood Vessels Give New Life to Aging Islets, Researchers Find

A team of international researchers, led by investigators at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), ...

Scientists raise alarm that shortage of human islet cells will slow diabetes research

Joslin scientists, U-M researcher lead the call for solutions to remedy limited islet cell supply ...

Empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes: added benefit not proven

Comparison of different treatment regimens made it impossible to clearly attribute the effect to the drug ... Full story

Three in 10 adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed

Three in 10 adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed, revealing a need for care improvements. ... Full story

Type 2 Diabetes May Lead to Short-Term Memory Loss

New Research from University of Houston Focuses on Cognitive, Sensory Impact of T2D ... Full story

Unveiling the effects of an important class of diabetes drugs

A research team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has uncovered surprising new findings that underscore the role of an important signaling pathway, already known to be critical in cancer, in the development of type 2 diabetes. ... Full story

Managing gestational diabetes

Midwifery researchers are tailoring gestational diabetes education to meet the needs of diverse communities. ... Full story

National Diabetes Month: Type 2 diabetics have high risk for sleep apnea

DARIEN, IL - In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is advising everyone with Type 2 diabetes to be aware of their high risk for obstructive sleep apnea. The recommendation is part of the Healthy Sleep Project’s “Stop the Snore” public education campaign to increase the proportion of people with symptoms of sleep apnea who talk to a doctor about their risk for this chronic disease. ... Full story

Preliminary Study Suggests Zinc May Help Diabetics

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and elsewhere have found that genetic differences may account for why zinc supplements are more beneficial to some people than to others for the prevention and control of diabetes. The results of their pilot study of a population of Old Order Amish is believed to be the first to point out the relevance of small genetic differences in response to zinc supplementation at play in diabetes management. A report on the work was published last week in Diabetologia. ... Full story

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