Metabolic disorder

Source: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital Summary: A new study by scientists indicates that inherited genetic changes may underlie the variability observed among patients in the clinic, with several pathophysiological processes potentially leading to high blood sugar and its resulting consequences. More Information: Udler MS etRead More →

Physical exercise

Source: University of Birmingham Summary: New finding suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition. Type 1 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where the body can’t make insulin. Without careful treatment, this can cause blood glucose levels toRead More →

Diabetes

Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary: Researchers have discovered a safe and effective novel therapy to reduce insulin requirements and hypoglycemic episodes in adult subjects with recent onset Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs as the result of one’s immune system attacking the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin toRead More →

Diabetes treatment

Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Summary: Researchers have developed an oral delivery method that could dramatically transform the way in which diabetics keep their blood sugar levels in check.   More information: Amrita Banerjee et al, “Ionic liquids for oral insulin delivery,” PNAS (2018).  www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1722338115Read More →

Obesity gene

Source: Imperial College London Summary: A gene previously linked with obesity has been found to affect how the body processes insulin, with potential implications for some forms of diabetes. More Information: Steven J. Millership et al, “Neuronatin regulates pancreatic β cell insulin content and secretion”, Journal of Clinical Investigation (2018). DOI: 10.1172/JCI120115   Read More →

Catestatin showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance

Source: University of California – San Diego Summary: Researchers reported, treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight. In a normal human body, the liver helps regulate blood sugar by stimulating the body to absorbRead More →

Cells fail respond to insulin

Source: Vanderbilt University Summary: Researchers have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells, a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance. Insulin resistance (IR) is a condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin (producedRead More →

Source: Tel Aviv University Summary: Researchers in a new study pinpointed the effect of breakfast on clock gene expression which regulates the post-meal glucose and insulin responses in healthy and diabetic individuals. Skipping breakfast is very much often linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The acuteRead More →

Low calorie diets help in reversal of Diabetes

Source: Yale University School of Medicine Summary: Researchers have uncovered how a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) can reverse type 2 diabetes very rapidly in animal models. According to the recent reports by Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans will develop Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) by 2050. Reports indicate thatRead More →

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