Tag: diabetes

New biomaterial promotes immune tolerance of transplanted pancreatic cells

May 16, 2022

To overcome the shortage of insulin-producing beta cells in type 1 diabetes, the transplantation of islets, a group of cells in the pancreas, is a treatment option offered to patients – however, patients are then required to take lifelong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of the transplanted cells. A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Novel treatment of diabetes without drugs reports success

April 8, 2022

A non-invasive ultrasound treatment in three separate animal models of type 2 diabetes has yielded successful results and could guide the development of an at-home diabetic treatment one day. The unique method was developed by a team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine, the University of California-Los Angeles, and the Feinstein Institutes for […]

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Fasting with diabetes during Ramadan

March 28, 2022

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslims the world over will be fasting from sunrise to sunset – this means no food or fluids consumed for more than half a day. Most Muslims anticipate the practice, but those living with diabetes struggle with the potential risks fasting brings to their already fragile metabolic state. […]

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New compound improves insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar in treated mice

February 16, 2022

An experimental drug developed by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was reported to improve key aspects of metabolic syndrome, which includes diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. In preclinical studies, the drug was observed to increase the expression of a protein that influences insulin signaling and uptake […]

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Aspirin use linked to increased risk of heart failure

January 21, 2022

Research has found those using aspirin while having at least one predisposing risk for heart failure are at 26% raised risk for the condition. The predisposing risk factors included one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Over 30,000 participants enrolled into the Heart ‘Omics’ in […]

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Novel digital health system launched in Singapore for diabetes support

January 13, 2022

Asia accounts for over 50% of the global diabetic population – in Singapore, over 400,000 people have diabetes, with a majority facing end-stage kidney failure. The number of affected is expected to rise to one million by 2050 and cost the country over US$2.5 billion annually to manage. Lately, is has been reported that people […]

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Blood glucose better controlled with diabetes-friendly diet and meal replacements

November 19, 2020

Some diabetics grapple with proper management of blood glucose, especially keeping to a diabetes-specific diet, which might lead to the onset of complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. A survey by Abbott Nutrition Malaysia, part of global healthcare giant Abbott, found that 96% of its 158 respondents also experience “diabetes burnout,” essentially […]

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Gum disease associated with diabetes and other serious inflammatory conditions

October 23, 2020

In a robust study led by researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, severe periodontitis, or gum disease, is found to exacerbate conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, heightened production of a type of immune cell in people with periodontitis can initiate a much […]

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Sugary drinks promote weight gain, diabetes, more than sugary food

October 21, 2019

The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been found to add to calorie intake and body weight, compared to sugary food items, according to research from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. The study of mice, over 2 months, showed that added sugar in their drink represented 73% […]

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Pregnant women, urban poor among Malaysians increasingly hit by diabetes

November 10, 2017

The number of Malaysians living with diabetes is alarming, particularly among pregnant women and the urban poor. In 2016, about 422 million (8.5%) of the world’s population above 18 years of age were diabetic patients. Of these, 199 million were women. In Malaysia, 3.6 million (17.5%) of the population aged 18 and over is a […]

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