Diabetes Horizon Scanning Volume 9 Issue 5

May 3, 2017

Study finds major health benefits linked to indoor temperature variation

May 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study published in Building Research & Information.


Obesity exacerbates type 2 diabetes-related brain abnormalities

May 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: People with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese are more likely to have exacerbated and progressive abnormalities in the structure of their brains and cognition, find researchers.


Association between diabetic foot ulcer and diabetic retinopathy

May 3, 2017

Source: PLoS One

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To investigate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) and elucidate the association between DR and DFU severities and their shared risk factors.


Vitamin D status and its association with insulin resistance among type 2 diabetics

May 3, 2017

Source: PLoS One

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Vitamin D plays a major role in physiological processes that modulate mineral metabolism and immune function with probable link to several chronic and infectious conditions. Emerging data suggests a possible influence of vitamin D on glucose homeostasis. This study sought to provide preliminary information on vitamin D status among Ghanaian type 2 diabetics and assessed its association with glucose homeostasis.


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Diabetes Horizon Scanning Volume 9 Issue 4

March 30, 2017