Diabetes

January 11, 2018

Women who experience common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats appear to have an 18 percent greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new st

American Indians suffer high rates of diabetes and cancer relative to the general population. One suspected reason is the lack of easy access, on reservations, to fresh fruit and vegetables.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

The overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease has not changed significantly in the United States for 30 years, but the characteristics of kidney disease have changed markedly,

 
A peptide that might act on the brain circuits that control blood sugar levels has been shown to produce sustained type 2 diabetes remissions in mice and rats.
 

Bariatric surgery should be considered a standard option for many patients with type 2 diabetes who continue to have poorly controlled blood glucose levels despite changing their diets, increasing physical activity, and taking medication.

“It’s not like I can put ‘diabetic’ on my resume,” Kassidey Short jokes, laughing softly.

New research suggests that bariatric surgery (also known as obesity surgery) may be much more effective than an intensive lifestyle/medication intervention at reversing type 2 diabetes in patients with only mild-to-moderate obesity.

When Sherronda Jamerson heard about RISE, a research study for people who are at high risk of developing diabetes, she knew she needed to take action.

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