Natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive the body’s cells are in response to insulin. Doctors generally consider a high insulin sensitivity to be healthy. Some lifestyle and dietary changes may help improve this sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that helps […]

Exercise could delay progression of type 1 diabetes when first diagnosed

The findings of a study led by the University of Birmingham suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Study participants who continued […]

Failing immune system ‘brakes’ help explain type 1 diabetes in mice

Immune reactions are usually a good thing–the body’s way of eliminating harmful bacteria and other pathogens. But people also rely on molecular “brakes,” or checkpoints, to keep immune systems from attacking their own cells and organs and causing so-called autoimmune […]

Low levels of vitamin D3 and periodontitis may trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes

In a rare study of its kind, new University of Toronto research has identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. Aleksandra Zuk, a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, found increased odds of developing […]

How Type 2 Diabetes is Similar to Mad Cow Disease

A recent study showed that misfolded protein aggregates in pancreatic tissue can act as seeds to spread type 2 diabetes processes, similar to the self-propagation of infectious prions. A large protein aggregate (green) forms in a pancreatic islet (red) from […]

Simple factors that can avoid harmful side effects in type 2 diabetes

Clinicians can match people with type 2 diabetes to the right drug for them to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in simple characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions, new research […]

One-quarter of older U.S. adults may be overtreated for diabetes

(HealthDay)—One-quarter of older adults with type 2 diabetes in the United States are tightly controlled using glucose-lowering medications with a high risk of hypoglycemia, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. […]

CU researchers identify potential target for developing obesity and diabetes treatment

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 9, 2018) – A newly published study by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes.  The scientists studied […]

Why weight loss produces remission of type 2 diabetes in some patients

Summary: A clinical trial recently showed that nearly half of individuals with type 2 diabetes achieved remission to a non-diabetic state after a weight-loss intervention delivered within six years of diagnosis. Now a new study eveals that this successful response to weight […]