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Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Dr. Tom├ís Griffin, consultant endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care at Galway University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway and lead researcher on the study, along with Clinical Trial Nurse Michelle Hennessy with patient Brian Curran at UHG. Credit Aengus McMahon. Credit: Aengus McMahon Some 42% of patients attending a dedicated diabetes clinic have signs …

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New research a 'step change' for diabetes patients

New research a ‘step change’ for diabetes patients

Low-cost sensor-insoles can be used to assess the risk of foot ulcers. Credit: Staffordshire University Millions of people with diabetes are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which often lead to amputations and other health complications. Now, Scientists from the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CRBT) have developed a new method to reliably detect …

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US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates …

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Major study of diabetes trends shows Americans' blood sugar control is getting worse

Major study of diabetes trends shows Americans’ blood sugar control is getting worse

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Blood sugar control among adults with diabetes in the United States declined significantly in the past decade, according to a nationwide study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings highlight the ongoing challenges of controlling one of the nation’s most prevalent chronic health conditions. The …

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Study: Associations Between Fruit Intake and Risk of Diabetes in the AusDiab Cohort. Image Credit: Marilyn Barbone / Shutterstock

Eating at least two servings of fruit per day reduces diabetes risk by 36%

The number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The prevalence of the illness continues to balloon more rapidly in low-and middle-income countries. To date, about 451 million worldwide have diabetes, with numbers projected to exceed 693 million in 2045. Annually, type 2 diabetes accounts for more …

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Some Type 2 diabetes patients can benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants

Some Type 2 diabetes patients can benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants

Type 2 diabetes patients who are not overweight and who have had the disorder for less than a decade can benefit from stromal stem cells transplanted from their own bone marrow, according to a study published today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. In a randomized clinical trial at Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and …

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Diabetes remission diet also lowers blood pressure and reduces need for medication

Continuous glucose monitors help manage type 2 diabetes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In patients with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes, the use of continuous glucose monitors is associated with better blood sugar control and fewer visits to the emergency room for hypoglycemia, a Kaiser Permanente study published June 2 in the journal JAMA found. The monitors have previously been shown to improve glucose control …

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Pilot study to evaluate freezing procedure for patients with Type 2 diabetes

COVID-19, diabetes study gives wind to vascular disease evidence

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain COVID-19 is more than a respiratory disease. Emerging evidence indicates that COVID-19 acts as a vascular disease, helping explain why people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing its severe form, according to new university research. Florida Tech Ph.D. student Amanda Almeida de Oliveira, along with biomedical and chemical …

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Diabetes remission diet also lowers blood pressure and reduces need for medication

Diabetes remission diet also lowers blood pressure and reduces need for medication

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research has shown that if people achieve and maintain substantial weight loss to manage their type 2 diabetes, many can also effectively control their high blood pressure and stop or cut down on their anti-hypertensive medication. A weight management programme, developed by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Newcastle …

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Melatonin shown to protect kidney damage caused by obesity with diabetes

Melatonin shown to protect kidney damage caused by obesity with diabetes

Dr. Ahmad Agil. Credit: University of Granada Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR), the Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid), and the University of Texas (U.S.) have taken an important step in the fight against kidney damage and its progression toward kidney failure, which is closely related to diabesity (obesity with type 2 diabetes) and …

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