Diabetes

Popular diabetes meds put to the test

(HealthDay)—Patients with diabetes who were treated with the popular oral medication metformin face a lower risk of heart attack, stroke or death than those taking sulfonylureas, another common option, ...

Nov 06, 2012
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Protein reveals diabetes risk many years in advance

When a patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the disease has usually already progressed over several years and damage to areas such as blood vessels and eyes has already taken place. To find a test that indicates who ...

Nov 07, 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to Type 1 diabetes

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. The six-year study of blood levels ...

Nov 15, 2012
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Diabetes drug may reduce brain damage after stroke

In a study in mice, scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new potential therapy that may reduce brain damage following stroke in type 2 diabetic patients. The suggested drug is already approved for ...

Dec 03, 2012
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Type 1 diabetes in urban children skyrockets

(Medical Xpress)—Over the past two decades, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in very young children under age 5 has increased by 70 percent in the city of Philadelphia, according to research from a University of Pennsylvania ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Islet transplant may slow progression of atherosclerosis

Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a University of ...

Jan 28, 2013
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