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Insulin Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes Solved

Scientists at the Australian Garvan Institute of Medical Research have finally reached a conclusion to the failure of insulin production in type 2 diabetes. Considered a breakthrough in diabetes research, they were successful in isolating the PKCepsilon (PKCe), an enzyme which present during diabetes aria slows down the production of insulin in type 2 diabetics. […]

Babies and Diabetes

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. Related terms:insulin in babies and fat womb

Sugar Attack

Abnormally high blood sugar (or hyperglycemia) can be a life-threatening condition and warrants prompt recognition treatment. For a person with diabetes, this can be caused by missed diabetes medication such as insulin or oral hypoglycemic tablets, intake of too much food or by illness and stress. Related terms:causes of \diabetesdiabetic ketoacidosis treatmenthhs causes rapid deep […]

Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study […]

Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit […]

Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

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. Related terms:Byung […]

Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual […]

Bone Health and Diabetes

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing. But as we get older, we become slower, and we […]

Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetes?

Believe it or not, Diabetics can still enjoy chocolates. Research from the University of Hull York Medical School have discovered that dark chocolate is actually safe and beneficial to people with diabetes. The study showed that eating dark chocolates of Diabetics at most 45g of dark chocolate each day have significantly improved their HDL (high […]

Dental Care for Diabetic Children

Diabetes is a chronic condition that has multiple repercussions on an individual’s health and well-being. Nowhere is this more evident than in a child. Children with diabetes will usually fall under type 1 diabetes mellitus, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This disease dramatically alters not only their way of life, self-image and body chemistry, but […]