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Diabetes-related complications occur substantially among 14- to 25-year-old patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but especially in those with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the February 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dana Dabelea, MD, of Colorado School of Public Health, Denver, and colleagues […]

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Not all saturated fats are created equal, it appears. A pair of new studies suggests that certain sources of saturated fat may be worse than others—especially when it comes to raising risk for type 2 diabetes. In one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Harvard University and the Universitat Rovira […]

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Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Diabetes “dramatically increases […]

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People with a genetic predisposition to put on weight around their middle were more likely to have elevated triglycerides, serum glucose, and blood pressure and develop type 2 diabetes or coronary heart disease (CHD), in a new study. It suggested that a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio, adjusted for body mass index (BMI) […]

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While the number of Tennesseans fighting diabetes continues to grow, doctors are encouraged by new treatment options they say may help prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of the chronic disease. About 9 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes but the rate in Tennessee is close to 15 percent, said Kimberly Miller, a […]

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With no cure in sight, a group of parents tired of waiting for technology to better manage their children’s diabetes are hacking into medical devices and creating systems that work with their smart phones. More than one million people in the U.S. have type 1 diabetes, a disease where patients don’t produce insulin to manage […]

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Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said a woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what I can’t.” Cooke, a clinical dietitian at Loma […]

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Dr. Kevin Codorniz, who is part of the LLUMC division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, during a consultation with patient Sylvia Garcia, of San Bernardino, on Friday, December 30, 2016. (Frank Perez/Correspondent) Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much […]

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Scientists have advanced the possibility of producing human transplantable tissue for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, after successfully reversing the condition in mice transplanted with cells from rat-grown pancreases. Studies suggest that interspecies transplantation could be a feasible treatment option for type 1 diabetes in humans. Researchers from Stanford University Medical Center in Palo […]

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