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New Path for Diabetes Treatment

A potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes targets the hormone glucagon instead of insulin, according to a new study. Although the research hasn't yet progressed past animal models of the disease, initial results suggest that the novel therapy can lower blood sugar, decrease insulin resistance, lower cholesterol and help keep fatty deposits from settling in the liver. What's more, the researchers didn't see any adverse effects from the treatment. 
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Eating Low Glycemic Index Foods at Breakfast Can Control Blood Sugar throughout the Day

Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day.

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Shift work raises risk of diabetes: study - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Shift work raises risk of diabetes: study - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Diabetes Management News | Scoop.it
Scientists in the United States say shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of the day could be increasing their risk of diabetes.

They have found that changes to normal sleep means the body is unable to control sugar levels.

For three weeks researchers created an environment where the participants in the trial felt constantly jet lagged.

By the end, some of the 21 participants had significantly increased sugar levels and were classified as pre-diabetic.

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Weight-Loss Surgeries May Beat Standard Treatments for Diabetes: MedlinePlus

Weight-Loss Surgeries May Beat Standard Treatments for Diabetes: MedlinePlus | Diabetes Management News | Scoop.it

A new international analysis comparing weight-loss procedures to standard diabetes treatments contends that surgery is more effective at helping people combat type 2 diabetes.

The finding stems from two years of tracking 60 severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes who were between the ages of 30 and 60. One-third of the patients were treated with diabetes drugs and diet/lifestyle modifications, while the rest underwent one of two surgical procedures: either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion surgery.

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Three Independent Factors Increase Diabetes Risk

Insulin resistance, overweight/obesity, and fatty liver commonly occur together but are independently associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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1 in 3 young Aussies will get diabetes: researchers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

1 in 3 young Aussies will get diabetes: researchers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Diabetes Management News | Scoop.it
One in three of today's young Australians will go on to develop diabetes, according to new figures released today.
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H. Pylori Linked to Diabetes Marker

The bug that causes ulcers may also play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes....

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Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better: MedlinePlus

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Specific goals can help people with type 2 diabetes improve their dietary habits, according to a new study.

Participants were given a goal to eat either six or eight daily servings of foods with a low glycemic index -- carbohydrates that are digested slowly and are less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar levels than carbohydrates with a high glycemic index.

Most of the participants achieved the eight-serving goal, partly because many of them were already consuming about six servings of low glycemic index foods a day, the Ohio State University researchers said.

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BPA's Diabetes Link Strengthened by New Study

Among the most ubiquitous and scrutinized of these so-called endocrine disruptors is bisphenol, better known as BPA. The chemical is a common ingredient in plastics and food-can linings.

Angel Nadal, a BPA expert at the Miguel Hernandez University in Spain stated that, "When you eat something with BPA, it's like telling your organs that you are eating more than you are really eating."

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Lipid Genetics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Genetic predisposition to low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides associated with increased risk of diabetes....

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Ulcer-causing Bacteria Linked to Higher Diabetes Risk

People who have been infected with the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes later on as people who do not have signs of the infection....

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Ulcer-causing bug tied to higher diabetes risk: MedlinePlus

People who have been infected with the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes later on as people who do not have signs of the infection, according to a new study of Latino adults in California.

The results don't prove that the bug causes diabetes, but "it is strongly related to predicting type 2 diabetes," said Allison Aiello, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Risks of Tight BP Control May Outweigh Benefits

In diabetes patients, the stroke-preventing benefits of bringing systolic blood pressure below 130 mmHg may be offset by an increased risk of cardiac events....

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Metformin May Not Be the Golden Pill After All for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

According to Catherine Cornu, MD, of the Clinical Investigation Centre in Lyon, France, and colleagues, a meta-analysis showed that the glucose-lowering agent had no effect on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in people with diabetes

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Dispute over value of prostate test - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The search for a reliable detection test for prostate cancer continues to frustrate many in the medical fraternity. 

Prostate cancer is one of Australia's biggest killers, responsible for an estimated 3,500 deaths each year.

On one side of the argument, some survivors say a blood test currently available has saved their life.

But Australia's peak cancer body says there is new research backing previous studies that the test is not justified in most cases.

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Living Alone Linked to Greater Risk of Depression: Study: MedlinePlus

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People who live alone have a nearly 80 percent greater risk of depression than those who live with others, new research suggests.

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New Evidence Links Alzheimer's and Diabetes

An emerging body of research suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be linked to insulin resistance, constituting a third type of diabetes

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Metformin for Diabetes Prevention Is Safe, Well-Tolerated

Long-term treatment with metformin is safe for preventing or delaying the development of type 2 diabetes

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Resistant Starch Shows Blood Sugar Benefits

Thirty grams per day of resistant starch may improve sensitivity to insulin by 73% for men, but not women....

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White Rice Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Eating more white rice may up the risk of type 2 diabetes by 27%, especially for Asian populations....

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Resistance Training Improves Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes

For patients with type 2 diabetes, aerobic training and resistance training both result in improved metabolic features, insulin sensitivity, and reduced abdominal fat, according to a study. 

Elisabetta Bacchi, Ph.D., of the University of Verona in Italy, and associates evaluated the effects of aerobic and resistance training on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and metabolic risk factors in 40 patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Type 1 Develops More Slowly Than Thought

According to a new study, insulin production may continue for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes.  The Massachusetts General Hospital researchers said that, the findings add to growing evidence that the period of time for treatment after the onset of the disease is longer than previously believed.

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Intermittent Exercise Improves Glucose for People with Diabetes

New study finds exercise in low oxygen environment may result in improved insulin sensitivity....

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Urinary Incontinence in Diabetes Prevented with Weight Loss

Overweight women with diabetes may be able to cut their risk of urinary incontinence if they lose some weight....

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Short Breaks During Exercise OK for Diabetes Control: Study: MedlinePlus

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Taking short breaks while exercising, or "intermittent" exercise, is an effective way to improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new British study.

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