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Older Patients: Tailoring Diabetes Treatment Yields Dramatic Results

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Photo: Blood sugar investigation [09/07/2013] More than a quarter of over 70s with type 2 diabetes could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed. A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School found that 27 percent achieved better glycaemic control through individualised care alone.Older Patients: Tailoring Diabetes Treatment Yields Dramatic Results - Read more

Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage

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Photo: Blood vessel [06/06/2013] Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals.Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage - Read more

Bacteria: Gut Microbiota Can Predict Diabetes

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Photo: Gut microbiota [05/06/2013] Intestinal bacteria may have a greater influence on us than was previously thought. In a new study Swedish researchers show that patients with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota. Bacteria: Gut Microbiota Can Predict Diabetes - Read more

Hospitals: Management of High Blood Glucose

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Photo: Measuring blood glucose [24/05/2013] High blood glucose is associated with poor outcomes in hospitalized patients, and use of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) to control hyperglycemia is a common practice. Recent evidence does not show a consistent benefit, but even shows harm associated with IIT.Hospitals: Management of High Blood Glucose - Read more

Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity

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Photo: Bacteria [16/05/2013] A dominant and useful bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila is present in the intestinal system of all humans, from babies to the elderly. This bacterium has a favourable effect on the disrupted metabolism associated with obesity. Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity - Read more

Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation

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Photo: Stent [15/04/2013] Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries. Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg.Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation - Read more

Children: Household Income Affects Diabetes Control

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Photo: Cookies [10/04/2013] Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1-diabetes are correlated linearly and negatively with household income.Children: Household Income Affects Diabetes Control - Read more

Diabetes: Higher Mercury Levels May Increase Risk

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Photo: Salmon [08/04/2013] A new study found that higher levels of mercury exposure in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. The study is the first to establish the link between mercury and diabetes in humans.Diabetes: Higher Mercury Levels May Increase Risk - Read more

Diabetes Type 1: Health Risk of Youth

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Photo: Girl with diabetes [28/03/2013] Adolescent type 1 diabetes patients face greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness and kidney failure later in life if their transition from pediatric to adult care is not carefully managed, two researchers at the University of Colorado have found.Diabetes Type 1: Health Risk of Youth - Read more

Diabetes: Insulin Pumps Impact Quality of Life

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Photo: Insulin pump [27/03/2013] Being treated for diabetes with an insulin pump, an aid that is attached to the body to provide a continuous supply of insulin, has a strong impact on a person’s quality of life. The pump can be a lifeline, but also a bothersome shackle. This is shown in a unique long-term study performed at the Dalarna University, Sweden in collaboration with the Uppsala University and Umeå University.Diabetes: Insulin Pumps Impact Quality of Life - Read more