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UQ researchers trial diabetes app

Researchers are trialling a new mobile app which helps people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels and enables health professionals ...

NTU develops quick test to detect inflammation in diabetic patients

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new kit that will allow doctors to find out within minutes ...

No blood, just sweat and tears for diabetes care

Copper-based sensor capable of measuring glucose levels from body fluids other than blood ... Full story

Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to produce the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between people with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. The study, which is published in Cell Metabolism, was conducted in the AstraZeneca and Karolinska Institutet co-run Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre, and in association with researchers from AstraZeneca. ... Full story

Disparities in insulin pump use by New Zealanders with type 1 diabetes: Otago research

There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research. ... Full story

Researchers Develop Method to Identify Patient-Specific Drugs for Treating Diabetes

An innovative method that uses human embryonic stem cells to model type 2 diabetes caused by genetic mutations may enable researchers to identify drugs that could treat the disease. The research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators was published Aug. 11 in Cell Stem Cell, and may extend the use of precision medicine to metabolic diseases. ... Full story

Are diabetes and depression bidirectional? VCU professor aims to find out

Briana Mezuk awarded grant to examine how stress, race intersect to produce diabetes disparities ... Full story

Metformin influences nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. This was reported by scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München together with colleagues from the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf. The underlying study was conducted with further scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). These results have now been published in the journal 'Diabetes'. ... Full story

Treatment Could Prevent Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients

Depleting a chemical that accumulates in diabetes may reverse diabetic neuropathy, associated pain ... Full story

Snail venom hope for diabetics

New research has found that venom extracted from a species of marine cone snail could hold the key to developing “ultra-fast-acting” insulins, leading to more efficient therapies for diabetes management. ... Full story

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