According to new research, a simple eye scan can help predict prediabetes, a condition that could lead to full-blown type 2 diabetes in the future. The study researchers developed a biomicroscope that can measure the levels of autofluorescence, which helps measure advanced glycationend-products in people with diabetes.
A new study has found a triggering factor of type 1 diabetes in mice, which could help in the early detection and prevention of the condition. Researchers identified a switch that is associated with CD4+ T cells, which adheres to insulin and pulls the attention of T cells of the immune system, destroying beta cells that produce insulin. The switch disappears when the symptoms develop.
Recognizing symptoms and warnings signs of diabetes in children and adolescents could help them to receive an early diagnosis and treatment, giving them a better to live a quality life. In fact, the outcomes for them are improved greatly if they receive treatment before the symptoms get severe, or even fatal.
Two registered nurses, who are semiretired, have been preaching people about diabetes reversal. Along with lifestyle changes, they support people and conduct seminars to teach people about type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it. However, they acknowledge that their seminars are not yet evidence-based.
Medtronic has recalled its insulin pumps after finding that they could be hacked, altering the settings of the pumps that communicate with other devices such as blood glucose monitors and glucose sensor transmitters. Hackers can hijack the insulin pumps and alter their setting, making the user vulnerable to health implications.
According to a new study conducted on mice, deactivating an enzyme that is linked to ceramides has reversed prediabetes and improved metabolic function in obese mice, suggesting a drug target. With these promising findings, researchers are working on developing drugs that can help reverse prediabetes or even diabetes.
According to a new study, certain antidepressants can help reduce the risk of mortality in patients with diabetes and depression. It has been found that diabetes and depression are two major causes of early death. Most people with diabetes are prone to depression, which could decrease their life expectancy.