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Are You at Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

American Diabetes Association Encourages the Public to Know their Risk ...

FDA approves new treatment for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use for Eylea (aflibercept) injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with ...

New analysis finds successes, gaps in community-based diabetes prevention programs

University of Chicago Medicine researchers urge renewed focus on at-risk minority groups and standardization of study design ... Full story

Global collaboration leads to discovery of insulin-resistance mutation

An international team led by Stanford researchers has discovered a gene associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly. ... Full story

Insulin Pumps Need Greater Safety Review: American Diabetes Association Issues Joint Statement with European Association for the Study of Diabetes

Not enough is known about the safety and efficacy of insulin pumps, and a comprehensive safety overhaul – including greater access to data from pump manufacturers and public funding of research on the use of insulin pumps – is needed to allow health care teams to educate and support those using the devices, according to a joint statement by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, being published concurrently online on March 16 and it will appear in the April issue of Diabetes Care. ... Full story

Stem cell therapy may help treat Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that transplanting human pancreatic stem cells into mice with Type 2 diabetes symptoms, then giving them antidiabetic drugs, improved the mice’s health significantly. ... Full story

Stem cells show promise for reversing Type 2 diabetes

Scientists at the University of British Columbia and BetaLogics, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem cells and conventional diabetes drugs. ... Full story

Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice

By Jim Dryden - In recent years, a deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are the most common cause of illness and death in Western countries. ... Full story

Why People with Diabetes Can't Buy Generic Insulin

Drug companies’ incremental changes keep drugs patented, costly, Johns Hopkins study shows ... Full story

Type 2 diabetes: The alarming effect of chronic stress on fat cells

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on how chronic stress and obesity may contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings point the finger at an unexpected biological perpetrator – the breakdown of fat. ... Full story

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