WASHINGTON - Dental researchers have got evidence that pregnant women with gum disease increasingly risk developing gestational diabetes (GD), marked by an inability to transport glucose - the main source of fuel for the body - to the cells, even if they do not smoke or drink.
WASHINGTON - A new study by a New York University dental research team has discovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease are more likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus than pregnant women with healthy gums.
LONDON - Scientists have discovered a method that can manage the amount of fat that cells store for use as a back-up energy source, and can eventually lead to therapies for liver disease and diabetes.
WASHINGTON - Are people with schizophrenia at an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes? It would seem so, according to the results of a new study.
Lack of vitamin D may make teens fat.
WASHINGTON - Lack of vitamin D is not only bad for the bones, it may also lead to fatter adolescents, according to a new study. The study of more than 650 teens age 14-19 has found that those who reported higher vitamin D intakes had lower overall body fat and lower amounts of the fat in the abdomen, a type of fat known as visceral fat, which has been associated with health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension.
Type 1 diabetes has long been known as an incurable autoimmune disease. In patients with type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the body’s pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin for breaking down sugar or glucose to be used by the body. This further results in rise of the blood glucose and leads to complications such as kidney disease, blindness, heart disease and even premature death.
WASHINGTON - Researchers have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that will open up novel ways of treating type-I diabetes.
Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) findings provide breakthrough in gestational diabetes
Results of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes(HAPO) on gestational diabetes were published in the The New England Journal of Medicine. It was an important milestone for all those involved in treating women with gestational diabetes.
British researchers have found that cognitive behavioral therapy coupled with motivational enhancement therapy may perform better in type 1 diabetes. Psychological issues may interfere with diabetes management. The effectiveness of psychological treatments in improving diabetes outcomes is uncertain.