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Early research shows promise for therapeutics that delay type 2 diabetes

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a unique pathway that initiates islet β cell inflammation—a hallmark of type 2 diabetes—putting them a step closer to developing targeted therapeutics for the disease that affects one in 10 Americans. The article, “RIPK3-mediated inflammation is a conserved β-cell response to ER stress” was published in the journal Science Advances on […]

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Diabetes and obesity risk factors for severe malaria

Infectious diseases doctor Katja Wyss’s thesis is the product of many years’ research on malaria in Sweden. With clinical data from almost 3,000 diagnosed cases over a twenty-year time span, Katja Wyss at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine in Solna presents risk factors for malaria and new links between malaria and lymphoma—results that are of […]

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Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Raise Odds of COVID Harming Brain

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — COVID-19 patients with high blood pressure or diabetes may be more likely to develop critical neurological complications, including bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to an ongoing study. University of Pennsylvania researchers studied COVID-19 patients who had a head CT scan or MRI within their health system between January […]

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Guidelines developed for diabetes management in CKD

(HealthDay)—In a synopsis of the 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline, published online Nov. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations and practice points are presented for clinicians caring for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sankar D. Navaneethan, M.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, […]

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Study suggests greater social support linked to lower diabetes distress

New research reveals a perceived lack of support from family and friends affects a patient’s ability to manage type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Among vulnerable populations, the necessary modifications to daily lifestyle can be difficult to maintain without adequate social support, leading to diabetes-related […]