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  • Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes in People, Now We Know How

    06/28/2016 12:27:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | John Rosca
    Dogs have the ability to sense when a human with Type I diabetes suffers a low blood sugar episode, and scientists have discovered how they are able to do this. When a diabetic is experiencing a drop in blood sugar levels, this produces a chemical that dogs are able to smell. This can alert a dog to the onset of hypoglycemia. Many families with diabetic children have begun taking in medical alert service dogs to help monitor their children's symptoms. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, an Alliston, Ontario family discussed the benefits of having Amy, a Diabetic Alert Dog, to...
  • Half of Americans Have Diabetes or High Blood Sugar, Survey Finds

    09/08/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    Half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or blood sugar so high they're almost diabetic, researchers reported Tuesday. *snip* It's almost all Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise.
  • Study: Single injection of protein could reverse symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

    07/17/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    When mice with the human equivalent of Type 2 diabetes were injected with the protein FGF1, their blood sugar levels returned to normal over two days. Just one injection of the protein both regulated these levels and even helped reverse insulin insensitivity – the underlying cause of diabetes. Published in the journal Nature, the research on FGF1 could revolutionize diabetes treatment. In addition to being effective against diabetes, the protein has several advantages over current diabetes drugs. It does not result in dangerous side effects seen with other diabetes drugs, such as heart problems, weight gain, or hypoglycemia. Additionally, FGF1...
  • Chinese Herbal Medicines Help Control Diabetes, Study

    01/18/2014 11:00:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    University Herald ^ | jan 18, 2014 | Stephen Adkins,
    Traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been found to effectively slow the progression from prediabetes to diabetes diagnosis in a clinical trial. Yuan said that traditional Chinese herbs can be used to control blood sugar levels, either by consuming alone or in combination with other treatments. The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).
  • Newly Discovered Hormone Could Become Wonder Drug Against Diabetes

    04/29/2013 12:24:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Science World Report ^ | April 29, 2013 | Mark Hoffman
    A major research breakthrough was achieved in the field of diabetes by scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) who discovered a hormone that could soon enable a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes. A hormone called betatrophin was surprisingly found to cause mice producing insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells at up to 30 times the normal rate. The new beta cells only produce insulin when called for by the body, offering the potential for the natural regulation of insulin and a great reduction in the complications associated with diabetes. The astonishing results of HSCI co-director Doug Melton...
  • New Study: Snacking on Raisins Significantly Reduces Overall Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels

    06/22/2012 7:58:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Phys Org ^ | June 22nd, 2012
    New research suggests eating raisins three times a day may significantly lower post-meal glucose levels when compared to common alternative snacks of equal caloric value. Credit: California Raisin Marketing Board New research debuted at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Annual Scientific Session suggests eating raisins three times a day may significantly lower postprandial (post-meal) glucose levels when compared to common alternative snacks of equal caloric value. The study was conducted at the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Center (L-MARC) by lead researcher, Harold Bays, MD, medical director and president of L-MARC. The study was conducted among 46 men and women who...
  • Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging

    12/30/2008 5:46:15 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 11 replies · 569+ views
    Science Codex ^ | December 30, 2008
    NEW YORK – Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study appeared in the December issue of Annals of Neurology.
  • FDA Issues Safety Alert on Diabetes Drug (Avandia)

    05/21/2007 2:42:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,499+ views
    iWon News ^ | May 21, 2007 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    The widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia is linked to a greater risk of heart attack and possibly death, a new scientific analysis revealed, and the U.S. government issued a safety alert Monday. The Food and Drug Administration urged diabetics taking the pill to talk to their doctors, but stopped short of forcing a sharper warning label on the drug sold by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) of London. More than 6 million people worldwide have taken the drug since it came on the market eight years ago. Pooled results of dozens of studies revealed a 43 percent higher risk of heart attack,...
  • Now, take a painless blood sugar test

    05/08/2007 4:54:39 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 19 replies · 876+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 8 May, 2007 l 0328 hrs IST | The Times of India
    HONG KONG: Hong Kong scientists have invented a device to help diabetics measure their blood sugar painlessly for the first time — without pricking their fingers. The instrument, which is the size of a mobile phone, emits a weaker form of infrared, or near-infrared, which penetrates the skin on the finger and homes in on the bloodstream. Out of the many components in the blood, the beam is able to identify bits of glucose through the frequency or wavelengths they transmit and the amount of blood sugar present would be displayed in 10 seconds. "There are different types of cells...
  • Stem cell cure hope for diabetes

    11/11/2006 11:04:13 PM PST · by batter · 51 replies · 1,216+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 November 2006 | BBC
    Scientists have used stem cells from human bone marrow to repair defective insulin-producing pancreatic cells responsible for diabetes in mice. The treatment also halted damage to the kidneys caused by the condition. Researchers from New Orleans' Tulane University are hopeful it can be adapted to treat diabetes in humans. The study, featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was welcomed as "interesting work" by Diabetes UK. Stem cells are immature cells which have the capacity to turn into any kind of tissue in the body. The US team treated diabetic mice who had high blood sugar and damaged...
  • Officials: Students Shared A Lancet

    09/21/2006 7:47:16 AM PDT · by steve-b · 31 replies · 817+ views
    SALINA, Kan. — A high school science teacher was suspended for allowing students to use the same instrument to draw blood from their fingers as part of a class project, district officials said Tuesday. About 50 juniors and seniors in two science classes at Salina High School South used the same lancet, or small pin, to prick their fingers on Monday, said Carol Pitts, spokeswoman for the Salina school district. The science teacher, who was not identified, was suspended with pay during an investigation, Pitts said....
  • Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms, study finds

    07/28/2006 4:30:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies · 2,339+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2006 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet, researchers said on Thursday. They lowered their cholesterol more and ended up with better kidney function, according to the report published in Diabetes Care, a journal published by the American Diabetes Association. Participants said the vegan diet was easier to follow than most because they did not measure portions or count calories. Three of the vegan dieters dropped out of the study, compared to eight on...
  • Whey May Curb Effect of Carbs on Blood Sugar (helps diabetes)

    07/30/2005 9:40:05 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 2,863+ views
    WebMD ^ | July 29, 2005 | Jennifer Warner
    July 29, 2005 -- Whey may be good for more than just Little Miss Muffet. A new study shows adding whey to a high-carbohydrate meal may help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. Researchers found drinking a whey supplement mixed with water along with a high glycemic index (GI) meal, like mashed potatoes with meatballs, prevented the dramatic spikes in blood sugar that normally occur in people with type 2 diabetes. Whey is a protein found in milk and is also available as a nutritional supplement. Researchers say the results suggest that whey aids in blood...
  • High Blood Sugar Also Poses Risk to Heart

    09/22/2004 5:51:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 664+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2004 | DENISE GRADY
    Elevated blood sugar increases the risk of heart disease, not only in people with diabetes but also in those with high-normal readings not considered diabetic. Two new studies provide strong evidence that the increased risk is due to blood sugar itself, independent of other problems that often go along with it, like high blood pressure and cholesterol. Before the studies, diabetes was already known to be bad for the heart: it doubles the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and 70 to 80 percent of people with diabetes die from heart attacks, strokes and artery disease. But researchers were not...
  • Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood

    11/25/2003 6:13:18 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 90 replies · 6,326+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 24, 2003 | Debora MacKenzie
    Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it. The discovery was initially made by accident, by Richard Anderson at the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. "We were looking at the effects of common foods on blood sugar," he told New Scientist. One was the American favourite, apple pie, which is usually spiced...
  • A Methuselah of Mice Dies in Lab

    01/17/2003 10:12:36 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 264+ views ^ | Jan. 17, 2003 | Associated Press
    The dwarf mouse, otherwise known as GHR-KO 11C, died Jan. 8 after living the equivalent of 180 to 200 human years, said Andrzej Bartke, a physiologist who worked with the mouse.