Common diabetes drug helps reverse diabetic patients’ heart disease risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. In 2019, about 463 million people suffered from diabetes and over 2 million people lost their lives to its complications, including common cardiovascular complications such as heart attacks and strokes. We need to discover new ways to combat diabetes and its complications to improve the quality of life and prolong the … Read more

Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here’s the science

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. Recent studies of this kind of fasting – with restricted eating part of the time, but not all of the time – have produced a number of successes, but the latest involving … Read more

Harvard Scientists Have Developed a Revolutionary New Treatment for Diabetes

Researchers have recently successfully treated Type 1 diabetes by transplanting insulin-producing pancreas cells into the patient. University of Missouri scientists are partnering with Harvard and Georgia Tech to create a new diabetes treatment that involves transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells Type 1 diabetes is estimated to affect around 1.8 million Americans. Although type 1 diabetes often … Read more

How COVID-19 is linked to diabetes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amid the many problems posed by the pandemic, one positive outcome is that COVID-19 is providing valuable insights that could help researchers unlock the secrets of another intractable disease: diabetes. At RUSH, researchers are using data gathered during the pandemic to understand the connection between the two diseases and why COVID-19 … Read more

Scientists Identify 117 Genes That Cause Type 2 Diabetes

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst helps identify genetic links to type 2 diabetes risk. A large-scale study of diverse populations increases our understanding of type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 37.3 million Americans have diabetes. 95% of these people have type 2 diabetes, the most … Read more

Newly Approved Diabetes Drug Delivers Record-Breaking Weight Loss in Clinical Trial

A recently approved diabetes drug being clinically investigated for its effects on body weight in obese and overweight people has delivered “substantial and sustained reductions in body weight” in a phase 3 clinical trial, according to results now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Tirzepatide, developed by American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and … Read more

A New Option For Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Shows Promising Pre-Clinical Results

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes today means a lifetime of insulin injections – as of yet, we do not have a simple one-time fix on hand. To date, each breakthrough promising a diabetes cure has encountered significant hurdles, making it not viable for the vast majority of people. Now, researchers in the US have … Read more

Herpes Virus Infection May Increase the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Two common herpesviruses may contribute to impaired glucose metabolism and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) among infected individuals, according to new research. A new research study published on May 11, 2022, in Diabetology (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that two common herpesviruses may … Read more