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Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

A recent study finds that targeting a specific protein within the fat cells of mice reverses type 2 diabetes. The results also show that the protein can prevent the disease from developing. Could new findings lead the way to improved diabetes treatments? Since the 1980s, the global prevalence of diabetes has almost quadrupled. According to […]

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How strength training may help people with diabetes

How strength training may help people with diabetes

Brazilian scientists conducted a study on mice and found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Strength training could help people with diabetes, the findings of a new mouse study suggest. Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces to regulate blood sugar levels. When the […]

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Diabetic Neuropathy Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Diabetic Neuropathy Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

What is diabetic peripheral neuropathy? The terms “diabetic peripheral neuropathy” or “diabetic neuropathy” refer to nerve damage as a result of diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that primarily affects the arms and legs and causes numbness, loss of sensation, and pain, tingling, or burning sensations. About 50% of people with diabetes have a form […]

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FDA Approves Victoza Injection for Children 10 Years and Older

FDA Approves Victoza Injection for Children 10 Years and Older

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Victoza (liraglutide) injection is now approved to treat type 2 diabetes in children 10 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. Approved to treat type 2 diabetes in adults in 2010, Victoza is the first noninsulin drug to be approved to treat […]

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Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c, A1c, Hb1c)

Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c, A1c, Hb1c)

Hemoglobin A1c definition and facts Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Ranges Hemoglobin A1c is a protein on the surface of red blood cells that sugar molecules stick to, usually for the life of the red blood cell (about three months). The higher the level of glucose in the blood, the higher the level of hemoglobin A1c […]

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Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplements don’t do much to prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy bones. Our bodies produce […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched children without […]

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance

What are normal insulin levels? The exact values for normal or high insulin levels vary according to the laboratory and the type of test performed. With insulin resistance, there is a high fasting insulin level and a normal to high fasting blood glucose level. High or elevated insulin levels can be seen with other medical […]

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Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes

Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes

New research on thousands of twins in Sweden has uncovered a significant link between type 2 diabetes in midlife and the risk of stroke and blocked brain arteries later in life. However, the link did not apply to brain bleeds, which can also cause strokes. New research suggests that having type 2 diabetes in midlife […]

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Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)

Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)

What are the side effects of Xultophy? WARNING Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, liraglutide, one of the components of Xultophy 100/3.6, […]