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Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

July 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis.

Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one of the first true insights into the role of the liver in the metabolic syndrome and provides guidance for future therapies,” said senior study investigator Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, an internationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism.

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Study Warns Caffeine Raises Blood Sugar

July 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Limiting coffee intake could help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, examined how caffeine affects blood sugar levels in a small group of patients with diabetes. Using a tiny glucose monitor embedded under the abdominal skin, researchers monitored continuously the glucose levels of 10 people, with the average age of 63, throughout the study. Results showed that caffeine caused an increase in blood glucose levels throughout the day, especially after meals.

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Story of Lola Dolores

July 1, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

She proudly walked the stage and graciously accepted the medal that symbolized her triumph over a disease that cripples many, who are not as lucky as her. Could it just be luck that Lola Dolores Fabian, 72, has triumphed over diabetes for more than 30 years now?

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