Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

July 24, 2017

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Date of publication: July 17

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In a nutshell: Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.

 


Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

July 24, 2017

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Date of publication: July 17

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In a nutshell: A research team from Australia has recently investigated some chemicals commonly found in plastics. They demonstrated a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and increases in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.

 


Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

June 19, 2017

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Date of publication: June 17

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In a nutshell: Many patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not receiving insulin therapy.

 

 

 

 

 


Excess weight may reduce early death risk for older adults with diabetes

June 19, 2017

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Date of publication: June 17

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In a nutshell: Many of us are aware of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese. A new study, however, finds that holding some excess weight may actually benefit older adults with diabetes.


Study finds major health benefits linked to indoor temperature variation

May 3, 2017

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Date of publication: Apr 17

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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

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Date of publication: Apr 17

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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.


Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production

March 30, 2017

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Date of publication: Mar 17

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In a nutshell: Scientists may have found a new tool for studying – and maybe even treating – Type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.