Exercise helps protect against type 2 diabetes - even in old age

WASHINGTON - Exercise increases the number and function of energy-making factories in muscle cells, which protects against development of type 2 diabetes, says a researcher.

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New model to find optimum time for statin therapy in diabetes patients

WASHINGTON - A new computer model developed by researchers from North Carolina State University and Mayo Clinic can now be used to determine the best time to start using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

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FDA warns diabetics of faulty results when combining some blood sugar tests with dialysis

FDA warns of faulty results with blood sugar tests

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is warning diabetes patients that certain blood sugar tests can give inaccurate results in patients taking other medications.

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Carnitine supplements ‘lower diabetes risk’

WASHINGTON - A new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center showed that supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine improved their glucose tolerance, a health outcome that indicates a lower risk of diabetes.

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Researchers debunk myths about insulin

WASHINGTON - Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that the fear about weight gain, which often cause type 2 diabetes patients to resist taking insulin, is largely unfounded.

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Radiation therapy for childhood cancer may up diabetes risk

WASHINGTON - Childhood cancer survivors may have an increased risk of diabetes, particularly those who received total body or abdominal radiation, says a new study.

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Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history

WASHINGTON - Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections.

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Gene that may play role in type 1 diabetes identified

WASHINGTON - A gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s insulin-producing cells has been identified by scientists at Stanford University.

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Insufficient sleep may up diabetes risk

WASHINGTON - Insufficient sleep may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.

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Marine microbes may cure epilepsy, diabetes and flu in a ‘green’ way

WASHINGTON - Scientists are working on a new technology to analyze large numbers of novel marine microbes, which could lead to more efficient and greener ways to manufacture new drugs for conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, flu and other viruses.

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