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Type 2 diabetes breakthrough

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Leicester Diabetes Centre experts found semaglutide helped 71 per cent of patients shed pounds - it is believed this is the first type 2 diabetes pill to instigate weight loss. It also halts the condition.

How NFL quarterback Jay Cutler copes with type 1 diabetes

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/10/2017
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler, 34, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008. He wears an insulin pump to keep his blood sugar levels under control. He also has cut most carbs from his diet.

Duration of type 1 diabetes could affect nerve response during exercise

Diabetes UK - 20/10/2017
People with long-duration type 1 diabetes should consider limiting their exercise intensity to reduce the strain on nerve responses, researchers say. New evidence has found that high blood sugar over many years weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise.

Study shows lowered brain glucose levels linked to type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 20/10/2017
A link between lowered brain glucose levels and type 2 diabetes has been identified which could provide a better understanding of the condition. US researchers say the findings could also shed further light on other conditions such as eating disorders, obesity and Alzheimer's disease. It was already known that reduced metabolism in the brain is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity but no one knew why, which is what prompted the Yale research team into exploring the subject further.

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.

Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

MedicineNet (US) - 19/10/2017
Title: Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood SugarCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

Boy with type 1 diabetes fitted with device to bypass his insulin allergy

Diabetes UK - 19/10/2017
A nine-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes who is allergic to insulin has been fitted with a device which could prove revolutionary in improving his health. Taylor Banks, from Leigh, Greater Manchester is the first child in the UK, and one of the first few in the world, to be fitted with the Accu-Chek DiaPort device. The device delivers insulin directly into Taylor's abdomen so it avoids contact with his skin. Taylor was diagnosed aged two, but following insulin treatment he experienced a severe allergic reaction to the drug.

New encapsulation device could boost stem cell treatment results in type 1 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 19/10/2017
Scientists at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have designed a device meant to enclose future insulin-producing stem cells that could render transplant therapies more efficient. This type of technology is called encapsulation and supports the development of working islet cells in the body of people with type 1 diabetes by protecting them from autoimmune attack. The new implantable device, developed by Tejal Desai and her colleagues at UCSF’s schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, serves as a thin protecting coating for the new cells.

Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy

New York Times - 18/10/2017
Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more.

Antidepressants and type 2 diabetes link found in young people

Diabetes UK - 18/10/2017
Children and teenagers who take antidepressants are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research has suggested. US study findings of nearly just over 119,000 young people from the age of five to 20 revealed those who took medication for mental health were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, this was only an association and not a causal link.

Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes

Daily Mail (UK) - 17/10/2017
Pregnant women who get less than 6.25 hours of sleep are significantly more likely to develop a form of pregnancy-related diabetes, a new study from the University of Illinois, Chicago finds.

A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers

New York Times - 17/10/2017
The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it’s coming to America.

Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

News Medical (Australia) - 17/10/2017
The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 percent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.

Healthy lifestyle alleviates cardiovascular disease risk in gestational diabetes

Diabetes UK - 17/10/2017
The risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke in those who develop gestational diabetes can be significantly lowered by following a healthy lifestyle, according to researchers. A study looking at the medical history of nearly 90,000 women found it is possible to counteract cardiovascular disease (CVD) by adopting a better diet, exercising, controlling body weight and not smoking.

Good blood sugar balance may help lower risk of heart failure in type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 17/10/2017
A new study suggests that keeping blood sugars balanced while adapting drug treatments could help lower the incidence of heart failure among people with type 2 diabetes. Previous research suggested that people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop heart complications than people without diabetes. It is also thought that poorer blood glucose control can increase the risk of heart disease.

GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by their family doctor (GP) to a diabetes prevention program delivered by the commercial weight management provider, Weight Watchers, finds research.

Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk

Science Daily (US) - 16/10/2017
A history of gestational diabetes was associated with a modest higher long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in women in a new study, although the absolute rate of cardiovascular disease was low in the study's younger group of predominantly white women and adhering to a healthy lifestyle over time appeared to help mitigate the risk, according to a new article.

High magnesium intake helps reduce type 2 diabetes risk in quality of carbs study

Diabetes UK - 16/10/2017
Eating a diet rich in magnesium can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Scientists from Harvard T.H.

Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?

New York Times - 13/10/2017
While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.