Eye Damage in Type 1 Diabetes

October 25, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Michael Mauer, MD, has found a treatment that significantly slows the progression of eye injury in people with type 1 diabetes, a common complication caused by this disease. By administering an anti-hypertensive (medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure), Mauer and colleagues were able to slow progression of diabetic eye damage in more than 65 percent of participants involved in the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. » Continue Reading

Stop Type 2 Diabetes at Childhood

October 24, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There is an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical experts blame this condition on a culture steeped in junk food and inactivity that has led to more obese kids. » Continue Reading

Post-Surgical Risks for Diabetes

October 23, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, it was indicated that diabetics who would undergo total joint replacement are more at risk for complications after surgery due to their pre-existing health conditions. However, the study otherwise claimed that those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient has glucose levels under control. “We found that controlled glucose levels really do make a aifterence for the patient,” said study co-author Dr. Milford Marchant Jr., an orthopedic surgeon who conducted tne study with colleagues of the adult Reconstruction Section at Duke University Medical Center.

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Sleep Apnea link with Diabetes

October 22, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Results of a study indicate that there a a statistically significant association between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep. “Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disorder. REM-related OSA and s metabolic effects need to be nvestigated in more depth, and this can provide another unique avenue for intervention and control of type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Kamran Mahmood, one of the principal nvestigators of the study. » Continue Reading