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Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study published today in the journal Diabetes . The study included data from more than 2 million children and adolescents living in diverse geographic regions of the United States. Continue reading

Viral infection may trigger childhood diabetes in utero

Viral infection may trigger childhood diabetes in utero

The incidence of type 1 childhood diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide. If blood sugar levels aren’t well-controlled, juvenile diabetes can affect nearly every organ of a child’s body Continue reading

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce cardiovascular death in type 2 diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce cardiovascular death in type 2 diabetes

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. However, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that the use of cholesterol-lowering statins may help prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular disease. Continue reading

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

“Use small plates! Portions will look larger and you may feel more satisfied after eating.” “Tick, tock. Take your medication at the same time every day!” These are just a few of the text messages that participants received as part of the Dulce Digital study conducted by the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, a subsidiary of Scripps Health and one of the nation’s leading Diabetes research, patient care and education organizations Continue reading

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

“Use small plates! Portions will look larger and you may feel more satisfied after eating.” “Tick, tock. Take your medication at the same time every day!” These are just a few of the text messages that participants received as part of the Dulce Digital study conducted by the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, a subsidiary of Scripps Health and one of the nation’s leading Diabetes research, patient care and education organizations. Continue reading

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