Diabetes News
July 12, 2020



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Higher Fruit, Vegetable and Whole Grain Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes

Higher consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole grain foods are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to two new ...

Asthma Does Not Seem to Increase the Severity of COVID-19, Research Team Finds

Researchers say further study is needed, but those with the chronic respiratory disease don't appear to be at a higher risk of getting extremely ill ...

Wildfire Smoke Has Immediate Harmful Health Effects

Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new ...

Signs of Being Prone to Adult Diabetes Are Already Visible at Age 8 Years Old

Early signs of being more susceptible to type 2 diabetes as an adult can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to ...
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Study Links Abnormally High Blood Sugar With Higher Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients Not Previously Diagnosed With Diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death ...

Black Individuals at Higher Risk for Contracting COVID-19, According to New Research

A new study found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However, those infected were ...

Promising Treatment to Slow Kidney Disease Doesn't Prove out in Clinical Trial

Progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes is correlated with increased amounts of uric acid. A drug that reduces uric acid levels was tested in a multi-institution randomized clinical trial. ...

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Threatens Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, according to a new clinical ...

New Indication of a Link Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes

Pathological protein clumps are characteristic of a series of diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Scientists have now used cryo-electron ...

COVID-19 May Trigger New Diabetes, Experts Warn

Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing ...

New Algorithm Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers and physicians have designed a method to help people with type 1 diabetes better manage their glucose levels. The method relies upon artificial intelligence and automated ...

A Vitamin A Analog May Help Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among the working-age population. A new study reports that visual function in diabetic mice was ...

People Who Eat a Late Dinner May Gain Weight

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar, according to a small ...

Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients With Diabetes Represent More Than 20 Percent of ICU Population

New guidance offers glucose management strategies that limit direct contact and minimize clinicians' ...

'Excretion of Sugar Into Stool'? New Action of Anti-Diabetic Drug Discovered

A research team has discovered that metformin, the most widely prescribed anti-diabetic drug, causes sugar to be excreted in the stool. Taking advantage of the new bio-imaging apparatus PET-MRI, they ...

Sea Snail, Human Insulin Hybrid Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments

Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers report that they have developed the world's smallest, fully functional version of the hormone, one that ...

An Imbalance of Electrons in the Liver May Be a Common Risk Factor for Disease

Researchers have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems that increase the risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease ...

Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength

A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and ...

Inexpensive Retinal Diagnostics Via Smartphone

Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. In low- and middle-income countries, an eye examination via smartphone could help to detect ...

Glucose Levels Linked to Maternal Mortality Even in Non-Diabetic Women

An elevated pre-pregnancy hemoglobin A1c -- which measures average blood glucose concentration -- is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes even in women without known diabetes, ...

Drug Combination Could Eliminate Side Effects of Once-Popular Diabetes Treatment

A new study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side ...

Higher Fiber Saves Lives, but Food Processing May Remove Benefits

Eating more fiber can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, ...

Dairy-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Risks of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic ...

Repurposed Drug Helps Obese Mice Lose Weight, Improve Metabolic Function

An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and reversed metabolic damage in obese ...

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