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Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial was simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented today at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C. The study also shows that bariatric surgery patients experienced an improvement in quality of life and a reduction in the need for cardiovascular medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol compared to those receiving medical therapy. Continue reading

Binge drinking increases risk of type 2 diabetes by causing insulin resistance

Binge drinking increases risk of type 2 diabetes by causing insulin resistance

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency linked to type 1 diabetes

ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — A study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found a correlation between vitamin D3 serum levels and subsequent incidence of Type 1 diabetes Continue reading

Pancreas stem cell discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments

Pancreas stem cell discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments

ScienceDaily (Nov. 14, 2012) — Stem cells in the adult pancreas have been identified that can be turned into insulin producing cells, a finding that means people with type 1 diabetes might one day be able to regenerate their own insulin-producing cells. Continue reading

Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2012) — An intensive diet and exercise program resulting in weight loss does not reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with longstanding type 2 diabetes, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading

Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2012) — An intensive diet and exercise program resulting in weight loss does not reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with longstanding type 2 diabetes, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading

Too much sitting ‘bad for health’

Too much sitting ‘bad for health’

14 October 2012 Last updated at 20:02 ET Sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, researchers suggest. The scientists from Leicester and Loughborough Universities say harm is done even if people also exercise. The study, published in Diabetologia, analysed 18 existing studies involving almost 800,000 people Continue reading

Diabetic foot care ‘appalling’

Diabetic foot care ‘appalling’

30 July 2012 Last updated at 19:57 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of having a foot amputated because of an “appalling” lack of specialist services, according to Diabetes UK. Diabetes can reduce the amount of blood reaching the feet, leading to a loss of sensation, gangrene and amputation Continue reading

Chemicals in personal care products — phthalates — may increase risk of diabetes in women

Chemicals in personal care products — phthalates — may increase risk of diabetes in women

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2012) — A study lead by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows an association between increased concentrations of phthalates in the body and an increased risk of diabetes in women. Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that are commonly found in personal care products such as moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes. They are also used in adhesives, electronics, toys and a variety of other products Continue reading

Job centre diabetes checks urged

Job centre diabetes checks urged

11 July 2012 Last updated at 18:58 ET Diabetes checks should be offered to the over-40s in settings ranging from libraries to job centres across England, a health watchdog has said. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says identifying those at high risk means they could be offered care and advice. Continue reading