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Researchers Find How Losing Weight Might Reverse Diabetes Type 2

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Type 2 diabetes affects hundreds of million people worldwide. In this condition, the pancreas fails to make insulin in adequate amounts. Insulin, in turn, is responsible for regulating the levels of sugar in the blood. Till recently, type 2 diabetes was understood to be incurable. However, a recent trial hinted that weight loss can reverse […]

Hypertension Drug Might Aid Diabetes Treatment

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

New research claims verapamil might help save insulin-producing beta cells in patients diagnosed with diabetes. This, in turn, can help improve diabetes treatment. Verapamil is currently prescribed to people diagnosed with hypertension. This drug lowers blood pressure. But that’s not all that it does. Research shows that it prevents beta cells from dying. This is […]

Gene Therapy Reverses Obesity, Diabetes in Rodents

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

In new research, the scientists were able to reverse markers for both obesity and type 2 diabetes in rodents. These are significant findings and give fresh hope to millions of people living with diabetes, not to say of many more who’re prediabetic or who’ve a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is as […]

Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

In a new study, the researchers examined how poor quality affects our health. The researchers have found a strong link between air pollution levels and diabetes. The study authors hope that these findings might help shape guidelines for the better. Millions of people die from diabetes and air pollution across the world. As per the […]

Women with Long Workweeks More Likely to Develop Diabetes

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Long working hours affect men and women differently when it comes to diabetes risk. According to a new study, women having a 45-hour long workweek carry an increased risk of diabetes. However, the risk of diabetes in men who work that many hours is not affected. Although previous research has hinted at a link between […]

Insulin Pill Might Soon Be a Reality

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Type 1 diabetes patients need to take insulin injections every day to keep their condition under control. However, in future, it insulin injections might become unnecessary. Scientists have found a way to deliver insulin orally in form of a pill. Diabetes is of two types: Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is […]

Can Vitamin D Help Tackle Diabetes

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Diabetes is a huge public concern and it is hardly surprising to note that now researchers are working to find novel ways to deal with this menace. Recently researchers checked if Vitamin D might pave way for new diabetes treatment. It is estimated that the number of people having diabetes type 2 in the U.S. […]

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes Type 2

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Deficiency of Vitamin D is linked to increased diabetes risk, according to a new study. The researchers noted that people with lower than normal levels of Vitamin D were more likely to develop diabetes type 2. Previous studies exist that suggests a connection between vitamin D deficiency and greater risk of diabetes type 2. However, […]

Adhesive Skin Patch Measures Blood Glucose Every 10-15 mins

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Diabetics rely on finger-prick tests to monitor their blood glucose. However, in near future, a better and non-invasive option might be available in form of skin patches. Researchers from the UK have developed adhesive skin patches which accurately measures blood glucose levels every few minutes (10-15 mins). Diabetes is a common health condition. Data suggests […]

New Study Shows How Estrogen Therapy Could Help Offset Diabetes Type 2 Risk

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Previous research had hinted at estrogen therapy being useful for preventing diabetes in postmenopausal women. However, the exact mechanism by which estrogen might help is unclear. This is where the latest study comes into the picture. This study shows, for the first time, how estrogen helps control sugar levels in the blood. In this latest […]

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