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Long-Term Diabetes Complication: Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases, according to a study by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital. The paper was recently published in Cell Reports. “Even if blood...
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Innocent Bystanders

smoking A new study uncovers potential links between secondhand smoke and type 2 diabetes and obesity. Fortunately, the number of smokers is on the decline, but will that reduce rates of diabetes and obesity? The association between smoking and risk factors for respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases is widely documented, as are the respiratory and cardiovascular...
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Machine-Learning Techniques Unlock Hidden Benefit of Weight Loss Interventions for Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight reduces the risk of long-term cardiovascular illness and mortality for the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes, but for a small subgroup, weight-loss intervention can lead to dramatically worse outcomes, according a study published recently in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers led by James H. Faghmous, PhD, chief technology officer at...
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Type 1 Diabetes Organ Donors Show High Rates of Illicit Drug Use and Suicide

A letter published recently in Diabetes Care says that there is a high rate of illicit drug use and suicide in people with type 1 diabetes who donate their pancreases to the Network of Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). This network collects, processes, and distributes these organs to researchers studying diabetes around the world....
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Bariatric Surgery or Medication/Lifestyle Modifications: Which Has Better Long-Term Effect on Type 2 Diabetes? Cleveland Clinic-Led Multicenter Trial to Assess Approaches

$10.2 million NIH grant to support first long-term study A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers is leading a first-of-its-kind multicenter clinical trial to assess the long-term outcomes of bariatric/metabolic surgery compared to medical and lifestyle therapy for treating Type 2 diabetes. The Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine versus Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes...
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Short, High-Intensity Exercise Sessions Improve Insulin Production in Type 2 Diabetes

Short, functional-movement and resistance training workouts, called functional high-intensity training (F-HIT) may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers led by John P. Kirwan, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic, point out that previous research has shown that aerobic exercise...
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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...

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