Diabetes

Fda Panel: Pancreatic Islet Transplant Should Be Option For T1d

(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee agreed that cadaveric allogeneic pancreatic islet cells (donislecel) for treating brittle type 1 diabetes is worth the risks for certain patients. In a 12-4 vote Thursday with one abstention, members...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Type 1 Diabetes

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Understanding The Growth Of Disease-causing Protein Fibres

Amyloid fibrils are deposits of proteins in the body that join together to form microscopic fibres. Their formation has been linked to many serious human diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Type 2 Diabetes

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How Dare There Be Effective Drugs For Obesity?

When it comes to obesity, it seems many would prefer that no effective pharmaceutical treatments exist, says Dr Yoni Freedhoff. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Obesity, Endocrinology

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Study Finds Racial, Gender Disparities In Sglt2 Inhibitor Use

(MedPage Today) -- Women, Black and Asian people, and those with lower incomes were less likely to receive sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for their type 2 diabetes, according to a large retrospective study of claims...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes Can Lead To Amputations, But Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- One of the most dangerous complications of diabetes is a foot ulcer that won't heal, but now a preliminary study finds that a type of stem cell found in body fat may be a powerful remedy for these severe foot...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research

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New Global Compact Aims To Drive Down Diabetes Deaths, Boost Insulin Access

Increasing access to affordable insulin is among the objectives of the new Global Diabetes Compact, launched on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO), 100 years after the discovery of the life-saving medicine. 
Related topics: Insulin, Medical Research

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Managing Diffuse Peripheral Ischemia In Antiphospholipid Syndrome

A complex case of refractory peripheral ischemia in a 39-year-old man with APS and type 1 diabetes. HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes

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Nkf 2021: Skewed Transplant Waitlists; Daft Diabetes Care

(MedPage Today) -- Some of the latest research advancements in the field of nephrology presented at the virtual National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting included post-marketing safety data on patiromer (Veltassa), metformin for...
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Please Don't Use The Word 'brittle' With Diabetes

The word 'brittle' in the context of diabetes is unscientific, unhelpful, and potentially harmful, says Miriam E. Tucker, a Medscape contributing writer who lives with type 1 diabetes. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk Stratifier Helpful Tool For Pcps

(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence was predictive of care strategies for patients with diabetic kidney disease, a new study found. Test results from the KidneyIntelX diagnostic tool were significantly tied to how a primary care physician...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding, For Mother: Lactation And Visceral, Pericardial Fat

As demonstrated by multiple studies, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, though the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Scientists...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Chemists Develop Tools That May Help Improve Cancer Diagnostics, Therapeutics

Chemists developed a method to detect changes in proteins that may signal the early stages of cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other major diseases. Angewandte Chemie published the work, led by chemists at Emory University and Auburn University....
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Man Runs From Disneyland To Disney World For Diabetes Awareness

Don Muchow ran the roughly 2,800 miles from Disneyland to Disney World not because he really wanted to see Mickey Mouse or ride Splash Mountain — the Texan says he did it to show other people with Type 1 diabetes "there are safe ways to do...
Related topics: Disney, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

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Diabetes Diagnosis Varies Among People Of African Descent

The relationship between A1c and glycemia appears to differ across African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean populations. Medscape Medical News
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Diabetes Tied To Mortality, Cv Events In Chronic Coronary Syndrome

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- For patients with chronic coronary syndrome, the prevalence of diabetes varies but is associated with increased mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study published online April 6 in the European Journal...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Highlights From Berkeley Skydeck’s Virtual Demo Day

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting...
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High Physical Activity, Low Air Pollution Exposure Cut T2dm Risk

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of exposure to air pollution are associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online March 4 in Diabetologia. Cui Guo, Ph.D., from...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Covid-19: Tsunami Of Chronic Health Conditions Expected, Research And Health Care Disrupted

Cardiometabolic diseases including heart disease, obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are at the crest of an impending tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that will affect society for decades....
Related topics: Tsunami, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes

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No Wonder Patients Detest Our Health Care System, And Doctors Are Leaving Medicine In Droves

My patient is a brilliant, 30-something-year-old highly educated woman with type 1 diabetes. I’ve known her for many years, since she was a teenager.  She is sweet and fun, even though she can be fierce and fiery at times. She has type 1...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes

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Too Much Sugar Consumption In Teenage Life May Impair Memory During Adulthood, Study Warns

Excessive consumption of added sugars is already known to be associated with a range of health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and heart and liver disease. Now, a team of US researchers has discovered that the...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Liver Disease

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