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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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'We Host A Podcast About Living With Type 1 Diabetes'

Women are more likely than men to have their symptoms dismissed or downplayed by medical professionals. When they get a diagnosis, they often face stigma and judgment. In light of this, WH created the “Owning It” package—which spotlights various women with complicated and often difficult-to-diagnose conditions who decided to take a stand for their health. […]

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Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise

Diabetes epidemic hits the under-40s: Obesity crisis sparks ‘public health timebomb’ as it emerges one in EIGHT new diabetes cases is a young adult Scientists looked at over 370,800 type 2 diabetics diagnosed in 2000-to-2017 One in eight new cases in the UK occurred in someone aged 18-to-40 in 2017 This is compared to just […]

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Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes as scientists blame the surge of hormones after 22-year study of 80,000 women Women who had taken the Pill at some point in their life had a 33% increased risk Researchers said women in high-risk groups should be given more advice But critics said there […]