Stem Cell Exosome Therapy May Reduce Fatal Heart Disease In Diabetes

Macrophage cells routinely remove dead or dying cells to maintain the body homeostasis. Such removal becomes crucial after serious injury, especially the repair of dead heart muscle after a heart attack. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have preliminary data, with cultured cells or diabetic hearts, that diabetes impairs this removal of dead heart-muscle cells. [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:57:16+01:00February 6th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

New Insight into Maintenance of Insulin Production in Diabetics

Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients’ own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers, as they report in the journal, [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:55:21+01:00February 6th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Simple Test Predicts Diabetes Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by a University College London-led (UCL) team. The study, published in Diabetic Medicine, also reports that keeping the weight off after bariatric surgery is more important than which type of weight loss [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:52:43+01:00February 6th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Electronic Modulation of Carotid Sinus Nerve Showcases Potential as Diabetes Treatment

A team led by Sílvia Vilares Conde, from CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company, Galvani Bioelectronics, demonstrated through findings in rats that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain. The study is [...]

By |2018-01-18T16:15:48+01:00January 18th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Genetic Discovery May Help Better Identify Children at Risk of Diabetes

Six novel chromosomal regions identified by scientists leading a large, prospective study of children at risk for type 1 diabetes will enable the discovery of more genes that cause the disease and more targets for treating or even preventing it. The TEDDY study’s international research team has identified the new gene regions in young people [...]

By |2018-01-18T16:13:40+01:00January 18th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Research Reveals How Diabetes In Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Centre of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels – whether caused by diabetes or other factors – keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital [...]

By |2018-01-18T16:12:02+01:00January 18th, 2018|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Patients at Risk Over Failure to Recognise Important Diabetes Subtype

The health of people with diabetes is being put at risk due to the failure of doctors to recognise which type of diabetes they have, a new study in the journal Diabetes Care reports. In the first ever study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the primary care records of more [...]

By |2017-11-17T11:37:10+01:00November 17th, 2017|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found people with psoriasis that covers 10 per cent of their body or more [...]

By |2017-11-17T11:05:36+01:00November 17th, 2017|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump for insulin infusion. But researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State have now developed what could be a much more patient-friendly option: artificial cells that automatically release insulin [...]

By |2017-11-17T11:03:22+01:00November 17th, 2017|Endocrinology|0 Comments

Transition Programme Helps Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Move to Adult Care

When young adults with type 1 diabetes move from paediatric to adult care they often drop out of medical care and their diabetic control deteriorates. This can lead to increased diabetes-related hospital admissions and acceleration of diabetic complications. Lawson Health Research Institute scientists, Dr Tamara Spaic and Dr Cheril Clarson, have developed a structured transition [...]

By |2017-10-31T10:58:57+01:00October 31st, 2017|Endocrinology|0 Comments