Category Archives: Diabetes

High Fat Diet Compromises Pancreatic Beta Cell Funtion

A study published online August 14 in Nature Medicine has identified a pathway that links high-fat diets to a series of molecular events responsible for the onset and severity of Type 2 diabetes. The team discovered that Type 2 diabetes may begin with pancreatic beta cells. The study was led by Jamey D. Marth, Ph.D., director...
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An Ounce of Insulin is Worth…… 650,000 Apples????

By  Anthony Smithson-- As managing editor for DiabetesEveryDay I spend more time editing than I spend writing. But now and then I like to get a word or two in myself, and I have recently been completely fascinated by some calculations I made for the “Blood Sugar and Diabetes Lab Demonstration” video...
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Diabetes Medications May Have Cancer Link

An FDA advisory committee will meet this week to review data from clinical trials of the Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca  experimental diabetes drug dapagliflozin, data that has revealed an unusually high number of users who developed bladder cancer or breast cancer.  The committee of outside experts will probably issue a recommendation on the new drug...
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Vitamin D May Cut Diabetes Risk

In a study of over 2,000 people with prediabetes, the higher the level of vitamin D in the blood, the lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The three-year study involved 2,039 people with high blood sugar levels. Their vitamin D levels were measured at the start of the study and at six month,...
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