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Some People Are Getting Diabetes After Contracting COVID-19
02/02/2021 8:24:25 PM PST · by frankvet
Daily Health Post ^ | February 2, 2021 | DailyHealthPost Editorial
Speaking with Newsmax on Tuesday, Lindell repeatedly tried to voice his allegations against Dominion Voting Systems, which Trump and his allies have accused of being involved in efforts to rig the vote against him. “Mike, thank you very much,” Sellers said as Lindell tried to talk over him, repeating Lindell’s name multiple times in an attempt to get his attention. “You’re talking about machines that we at Newsmax have not been able to verify any of those kinds of allegations,” Sellers continued. “We just want to let people know that there’s nothing substantive with what we’ve seen.”

Promising Target for Diabetes Treatment Discovered by Scientists
01/29/2021 12:38:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | By HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN | JANUARY 28, 2021
Model of insulin inhibitory receptor ‘inceptor’ (in black) desensetizing the insulin recptor (in color) on a pancreatic beta cell. Insulin in blue. Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München ======================================== Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich, and the German Center for Diabetes Research is a significant milestone for diabetes research as the scientific community celebrates 100 years of insulin and 50 years of insulin receptor discovery. The blocking of inceptor function leads to an increased sensitization of the insulin signaling pathway in pancreatic beta cells....

Eating just ONE egg a day increases your risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, study warns
11/16/2020 1:11:48 PM PST · by RummyChick · 158 replies
dm ^ | 11/16/2020 | chadwick
Eating just one egg a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 per cent, according to a new study. Australian researchers who studied a sample of 8,545 Chinese adults found a positively correlation between higher egg consumption and high blood sugar levels in Chinese adults. Eggs are versatile and nutritious and are promoted as a 'healthy fast food' in the UK, but have proved the ultimate conundrum for diabetes researchers. Previous studies have indicated that eating eggs can actually keep diabetes at bay, adding a confusing mix of scientific literature to the debate. This new research...

Presidential Message on National Diabetes Month, 2020
11/01/2020 2:33:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | November 1, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
Throughout National Diabetes Month, we reaffirm our continued efforts to discover better solutions for the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes today. Facing the threat of diabetes head on—particularly in our aging population—is a top priority of my Administration. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and approximately a third are prediabetic, meaning they are at a high risk of developing it. Through innovative policies, we are confronting the public health challenge of diabetes head on. The United States has increased efforts to reduce the prevalence of...

Diabetes drug found to slow, or in some cases prevent, Parkinson’s
10/28/2020 9:37:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | October 27, 2020 | By Rich Haridy
The diabetes drug exenatide is currently being investigated as a Parkinson's treatment in Phase 3 human trials Esbenklinker/Depositphotos ======================================== A large population-based cohort study, led by researchers from University College London, is suggesting some drugs used to treat diabetes may also prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Along with prior research, these new findings help validate an upcoming Phase 3 human clinical trial set to test one particular diabetes drug in Parkinson’s patients. Following several years of conflicting studies, a large and somewhat definitive 2018 study confirmed a link between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Following several million subjects,...

Coffee, green tea may extend life for people with Type 2 diabetes
10/26/2020 4:23:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
UPI ^ | OCT. 22, 2020 | Serena Gordon,
If you've got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea or coffee, new research suggests you may be reducing your odds of a premature death. But you need to really love these drinks. The study found that having four or more cups of green tea along with two cups of coffee daily was linked to a 63% lower risk of death during the average five-year follow-up. On their own, a single cup of coffee or green tea daily might lower your risk of early death by 12% to 15%, respectively. "Familiar beverages such as green tea and coffee may...

Diabetes researchers spot dangerous T cells in the pancreas—even in healthy people
10/16/2020 12:11:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | October 16, 2020 | by La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Yellow staining shows CD*+T cells poised to target preproinsulin. The white outline on the right shows the perimeter of an insulin-containing islet in a patient with type 1 diabetes. The image shows that the preproinsulin-specific T cells can wait very close islets, probably poised to destroy the beta cells inside. Credit: Von Herrath Laboratory, La Jolla Institute for Immunology ======================================== Your pancreas is studded with cell clusters called islets. In most people, special beta cells live snug in the islets, happily making the insulin that the body uses to regulate blood sugar. But in people with type 1 diabetes, the...

Diabetes Drug Recalled Due To High Levels Of Cancer-Causing Contaminant
10/11/2020 8:53:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
https :// newyork . cbslocal . com / 2020 / 10 / 11 / diabetes - drug - metformin - recall / ^ | October 11, 2020 at 9:44 am | New York CBS Local 2
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/CNN) — A widely-used diabetes drug is being recalled after manufacturers found it contained unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited is recalling metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets because their levels of NDMA, a “probable human carcinogen,” were higher than the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms per day, according to a recall published this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and are designed to lower glucose levels.The recall applies to metformin tablets between 500 mg and 750 mg, sold under...

the ADA is asking for stories about diabetes. (Keto)
08/02/2020 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
Share Your Story | ADA — the ADA is asking for stories about diabetes. Let’s send them some keto4diabetes anecdotes. Lower your A1C by restricting carbs? Tell them!

R.I.P. Wilford Brimley: Actor Known for 'Cocoon,' Diabetes Commercials Dies
08/01/2020 8:48:03 PM PDT · by Borges · 57 replies
https :// www . newsweek . com / rip - wilford - brimley - actor - known - cocoon - diabetes - commercials - dies - 1522198 ^ | 8/1/2020 | Matt Keeley
Actor Wilford Brimley died Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 85. News of his death was first reported by TMZ, who said that he passed away at home after a long illness. No cause of death has yet been reported, though sources told TMZ that he had been on dialysis for days.

Doctors Warn COVID-19 May Trigger Diabetes in Otherwise Healthy People
06/22/2020 3:23:14 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies ^ | JULIAN HAMILTON-SHIELD,
The weight of evidence is building up to support this theory. And when the dust settles, a more critical analysis of the data will probably confirm this increased risk. But in early June, several well respected academics from around the world wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggesting that COVID-19 is not just a risk for people with diabetes – it may actually cause diabetes.

Remarks by President Trump on Protecting Seniors with Diabetes
05/26/2020 7:08:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | President Donald J Trump
Rose Garden4:30 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: You definitely have plenty of distancing. I’ve never seen distancing like that. That’s really — that’s really very impressive.And welcome to the Rose Garden as we take powerful action to lower healthcare costs for America’s seniors. Today, I’m proud to announce that we have reached a breakthrough agreement to dramatically slash the out-of-pocket cost of insulin. You know what’s happened to insulin over the years, right? Through the roof. Insulin — so many people, so necessary.For hundreds and thousands of seniors enrolled in Medicare — that’s a big deal — participating plans will cap...

On-the-Record Press Call on the President’s Action to Protect Seniors with Diabetes
05/26/2020 11:27:32 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | May 26, 2020 | Seema Verma, Kellyanne Conway.
Via Teleconference11:52 A.M. EDTMR. CANTRELL: Thank you, Operator. Good morning everyone, and thank you for joining today’s briefing by senior administration officials on the President’s latest action to reduce healthcare costs.Today’s briefing will be conducted by Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma and Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway.Both opening remarks and the question-and-answer portion to follow will be on the record. All information on this call is embargoed until the conclusion of the call.And with that, I’m happy to introduce Counselor Kellyanne Conway.MS. CONWAY: Thank you very much, Austin. And...

Venom as a cure? Drugmakers see intriguing prospects in treating cancer, diabetes, pain.
05/09/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 46 replies
LMTonline ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Erin Blakemore
Could snake or insect venom yield the next big treatment for diabetes or cancer? Researchers think so - and they're spending lots of time with compounds found in the venom of animals such as scorpions, snakes and snails in the hopes they'll yield new drugs. In a feature for the journal PNAS, Amy McDermott explores the trend, and its fascinating history.

She’s 97 with diabetes, heart disease and more. Coronavirus should have taken her. Instead, ‘she’s a miracle.’[Trump Pills]
04/14/2020 8:10:16 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 17 replies
South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/14/20 | Lisa J. Huriash and Mario Ariza
Perl said she was treated with hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, and azithromycin, an antibiotic often referred to as a Z-Pak. She never needed a ventilator, but stayed on oxygen, which she was using anyway for a heart condition. But it’s unclear exactly what ultimately helped her. Several factors might have influenced Boccard’s unlikely success against the virus, including just how much virus Boccard was exposed to at the time of infection, said Dr. Aileen Marty, a professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University. A lighter exposure to the virus could make it easier to beat. Medications she was already...

New CDC data shows danger of coronavirus for those with diabetes, heart or lung disease, other chronic conditions
04/01/2020 1:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) via MSN ^ | 3/31/20 | Joel Achenbach, William Wan
**SNIP** The CDC analyzed more than 7,000 confirmed covid-19 cases across the country in which health officials had a written record about the presence or absence of any underlying medical condition. The preexisting conditions covered in the records include heart and lung diseases, diabetes, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, immunocompromised conditions, neurological disorders, neurodevelopmental or intellectual disability, pregnancy, current or former smoker status, and “other chronic disease.” The CDC found that, of people requiring admission to an intensive care unit, 78 percent had at least one underlying health condition. Of people hospitalized but not requiring ICU admission, 71 percent...

People With Diabetes Told to Be Prepared as COVID-19 Spreads
03/22/2020 3:49:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
KOB4 ^ | March 21, 2020 | Joy Wang
COVID-19 can be especially dangerous to people who have a compromised immune system. People with diabetes can fall into that category. “They don't have any special risk of actually getting the virus,” explained Dr. Philip Jameson who is with the American Diabetes Association. “They have the same risk that everybody else does. But that because of diabetes, they have a higher risk of complications. Complications could mean, that besides having the lung infection, they could have effects on other organs, and that's just something that has been seen. Part of it is because people with diabetes often have related heart...

Brushing your teeth THREE times a day could ward off diabetes as study finds those who exceed the twice-a-day recommendation have a 14% lower risk
03/03/2020 6:04:25 AM PST · by RummyChick · 26 replies
DM ^ | 3/3/2020 | chalmers
People who brush their teeth three times a day or more are less likely to develop diabetes, research suggests. A study looked at the oral hygiene of almost 190,000 people from South Korea between 2003 and 2006. After an average follow-up time of 10 years, 16 per cent had developed diabetes. A similar number had suffered gum disease. Those under the age of 51 who brushed their teeth more than the recommended twice a day had a 14 per cent lower risk of diabetes. Researchers said inflammation plays a crucial role in the development of diabetes, a condition more than...

Scientists have successfully cured diabetes in mice for the first time, giving hope to millions worldwide
02/29/2020 3:12:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | February 29, 2020 | Louis Staples
Diabetes is a disease that has a huge impact on peoples’ lives. So far the disease, which is thought to affect over 400 million people worldwide, is understood to be incurable. But researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have just proved that it is possible to cure diabetes in mice in just a couple of weeks. IFL Science’s Alfredo Carpineti reports that the researchers used human cells to keep the disease at bay for at least nine months and up to more than a year in some mice. The findings were published in Nature Biotechnology.

Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable
01/19/2020 7:16:35 AM PST · by devane617 · 77 replies
medicalexpress ^ | 01/17/2020
The authors base their hypothesis on connections between three distinct lines of evidence. First, they demonstrate that people with a wide range of conditions, from obesity and inflammatory bowel disease to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have altered microbiomes. Next, they show that altered microbiomes, when taken from diseased people and put into animal models, cause disease. Finally, they provide evidence that the microbiome is naturally transmissible, for example: Spouses who share a house have more similar microbiomes than twins who live separately.
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