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Insulin resistance gene prevents CVD

May 11, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world and in order to solve this, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia observed some genetically fat mice and found out that by eliminating the protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 B, or PTP1 B, they could prevent the risk of CVD.

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Tomato Juice Lowers Risk for Heart Disease?

May 10, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are generated due to hyperglycemia, is one of the major foci of recent research related to diabetes. There is strong evidence that damage caused by ROS may play a significant role in causing diabetes complications like neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

April 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center found another drug to aid type 1 diabetics other than insulin. Using terminally ill rodents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, researchers found out that leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells could lower glucose levels and maintain the glucose in normal levels for an extended period.

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Vibrating Insoles Helpful in Diabetic Neuropathy

April 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

About one-third of diabetes mellitus patients are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or a condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It also brings balance problems and unsteadiness when walking.

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

April 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that “short-sleepers” are more prone to develop blood sugar abnormality that may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes and Gastroparesis

April 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Gastroparesis is a long-standing disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed emptying of the stomach in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Simply put, the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis may present with a variety of symptoms, which include early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and upper abdominal discomfort. » Continue Reading

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Burden of Fatty Liver Disease

April 17, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Fatty liver disease is a “hot” topic because it is common and carries the potential to cause serious liver disease. It has received much attention in recent years from liver disease specialists, diabetes and heart specialists because it is the most common liver disorder worldwide affecting 10 to 20 percent of the general population and is the most common cause of liver test abnormalities. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Ups Kidney Stone Risk

April 15, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Each year, more and more people worldwide are having kidney stones—solid mass of accumulated calcium, uric acid or other substances. There’s a possibility that diabetes is a predisposing factor for acquiring kidney stones made of uric acid, according to a report published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

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Get Rid of Fungal Nail Infection

April 14, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Onychomycosis (OM) or fungal infection of the nail plate (fingernail or toenail) may be due to a dermatophyte (yeast) or non-dermatophyte (mould) invasion. The actual infection is of the bed of the nail and of the plate under the surface of the nail. Its prevalence in diabetic patients is around 26 percent and it can be found to be three times more common in diabetics compared to non-diabetic individuals. Other synonymous terms used for this fingernail infection are “ringworm of the nail” or “tinea unguium” if they are caused by a dermatophyte. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Skin Infections

April 13, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with diabetes are more prone to skin problems than people who do not have diabetes. As many as one-third of people afflicted with diabetes will have a diabetes-related skin disorder at some time in their lives. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first signs that a person has diabetes. There are two reasons for this and both have to do with elevated blood sugar levels. First, many infection-causing microorganisms feed on the excess glucose in the blood of diabetics. On the other hand, the higher than normal glucose levels impair the immune system that fights infections. » Continue Reading

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