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Researchers unravel why episodes of low blood sugar worsen eye disease in people with diabetes

People with diabetes who experience periods of low blood sugar—a common occurrence in those new to blood sugar management—are more likely to have worsening diabetic eye disease. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine ...


Blood sugar monitoring devices pose wearability and use problems for older adults with diabetes and caregivers

A study conducted by Regenstrief Institute research scientists to examine the use, by older adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, of continuous glucose monitors and other wearable devices to assess and manage low blood sugar, ...


New pill treats diabetic cats without daily insulin shots

When Mark Winternheimer's 12-year-old tabby cat was diagnosed with diabetes last year, the treatment was daunting: twice-daily injections of insulin, an implanted monitor and frequent visits to the vet.


Type 2 diabetes in young people puts their eyes at risk

Sixteen-year-old Karl is seen for the first time in my optometry practice. He was referred to me for a fluctuating vision problem. During his examination, I saw signs suggesting he may have diabetes, which could have explained ...


Gut bacteria may play a role in diabetes

One type of bacteria found in the gut may contribute to the development of Type 2 diabetes, while another may protect from the disease, according to early results from an ongoing, prospective study led by investigators at ...


Tiny patch could give diabetics painless glucose monitoring

University of Waterloo researchers are developing a new patch that would offer diabetics an affordable, accurate, pain-free, round-the-clock alternative to traditional tests that require pricking a finger for a blood sample ...


Intermittent fasting may reverse type 2 diabetes

After an intermittent fasting diet intervention, patients achieved complete diabetes remission, defined as an HbA1c (average blood sugar) level of less than 6.5% at least one year after stopping diabetes medication, according ...


Subcutaneous fat emerges as a protector of females' brains

Females' propensity to deposit more fat in places like their hips, buttocks and the backs of their arms, so-called subcutaneous fat, is protective against brain inflammation, which can result in problems like dementia and ...


Vegetable intake linked to reduced risk for type 2 diabetes

Vegetable intake is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), while potato intake does not increase risk after accounting for underlying dietary pattern, according to study published online Dec. 5 in Diabetes ...


Three things to know about teplizumb, the new diabetes drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a medication that can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. This marks the first treatment to change the course of this autoimmune disease since the discovery of insulin ...

Medical research

Preventive therapeutic for diabetes shows promise in mouse study

Researchers from the Liston lab, at the Babraham Institute, have recently published details about a preventative therapeutic for diabetes in mice. The team has been able to prevent diabetes in mice by manipulating signaling ...