A protein made in the liver may give doctors a way to predict years in advance who is at high risk for the most common form of diabetes, a U.S. study published on Tuesday said.
Some 24 million Americans suffer from diabetes, an increase of more than three million in just the last two years, according to U.S. government figures.
A novel experimental vaccine targeting key immune system cells prevents and reverses “new-onset” diabetes in a mouse model, researchers report.
Men with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome, or both, are prone to have low testosterone levels. If so, testosterone replacement therapy with a gel applied to the skin may improve their response to insulin and their sexual function, according to the results of a new clinical trial.
Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center report that a 12-week weight-loss program they devised for patients with type 2 diabetes continues to have a positive, long-lasting effect on weight loss 1 year later, long after patients are off on their own.
Actos, a pill to treat diabetes, can prevent development of the disease in people with early symptoms, U.S. researchers reported Monday.
Maintaining tight control of blood glucose (sugar) in type 2 diabetics reduces the risk of kidney disease by 21 percent, according to results of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.
Most patients starting use of antipsychotic drugs aren’t screened for diabetes, though the American Diabetes Association has said the medicines cause weight gain that can increase health risks for diabetics.
Aggressively treating diabetes does not prevent heart problems and deaths any better than standard treatment for lowering blood sugar, Australian researchers reported Friday.
A new analysis of current research provides “the strongest evidence to date” that giving small children supplemental vitamin D will help prevent them from developing type 1 diabetes later on, according to the review’s co-author.