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Blood sugar concentration, or glucose level, refers to the amount of glucose present in the blood of a human or animal. Normally, in mammals the blood glucose level is maintained at a reference range between about 3.6 and 5.8 mM (mmol/l). It is tightly regulated as a part of metabolic homeostasis.
Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria¬—a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

A Loyola Medicine surgeon is first author of new guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections, which affect as many as 300,000 patients per year in the United States. [More]
Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. [More]
Every meal triggers short-term inflammatory responses in healthy individuals

Every meal triggers short-term inflammatory responses in healthy individuals

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients - we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. [More]
Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

New research analyzing the diets of people who eat pasta has revealed more good news about one of America's favorite foods. [More]
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child... [More]
SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

Have you already faltered on your New Year's resolution to exercise regularly in 2017? Joined a gym, but only worked out two days so far? New workout gear still neatly folded with tags attached? Don't give up your admirable ambition just yet. Instead, consider a new attitude to refocus your approach toward your exercise goal. [More]
Physical activity linked to decreased risk of heart disease and death from all causes in older adults

Physical activity linked to decreased risk of heart disease and death from all causes in older adults

Being physically inactive--sitting for long periods of time--can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease." In fact, worldwide, physical inactivity is estimated to cause some 3.2 million deaths a year. [More]
New review examines potential health benefits of resistant starch

New review examines potential health benefits of resistant starch

A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. [More]
Chemical modification improves release and availability of insulin, research shows

Chemical modification improves release and availability of insulin, research shows

Replacing a hydrogen atom by an iodine atom in insulin, the hormone retains its efficacy but is available more rapidly to the organism. [More]
ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

Physicians should prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. [More]
Combination of diabetes and hypertension drugs can effectively treat cancer

Combination of diabetes and hypertension drugs can effectively treat cancer

A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. [More]
Four-year Johns Hopkins program provides efficient, less expensive care for patients in East Baltimore

Four-year Johns Hopkins program provides efficient, less expensive care for patients in East Baltimore

When people with chronic health problems couldn't get around town to their doctors' appointments, a four-year Johns Hopkins program brought the appointments to them. [More]
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. [More]
FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom's G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes. [More]
Technology could help improve health care quality

Technology could help improve health care quality

Technology has promised to transform health care for years now. Multiple apps, devices, and other e-health approaches are being created to help the patient increase their awareness, education and accountability in their own health. [More]
Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

The bionic pancreas system developed by Boston University investigators proved better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, over 11 days. [More]
High levels of enzyme can predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes

High levels of enzyme can predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes

An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer's patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. [More]
Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

When you find yourself in an eerie place or the beat drops just right during a favorite song, the chills start multiplying. You know the feeling. It is a shiver that seems to come from within and makes your hairs stand on end. [More]
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