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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.
Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

As well as presenting with high blood glucose, diabetic patients have chronic low-grade inflammation, which can be measured by a range of inflammatory markers such as so-called high-sensitive CRP, TNFa and IL-6 as well as a full blood cell count. [More]
Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

The quality of life of elderly myocardial infarction patients can be significantly improved without extra costs by means of so-called case management following hospitalization. [More]
Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Diabetes is a global health problem that disproportionally affects individuals of ethnic and racial minorities. [More]
Type 2 diabetes linked to long list of complications that can affect health and quality of life

Type 2 diabetes linked to long list of complications that can affect health and quality of life

T2D Lifestyle, a national survey by Health Union of more than 400 individuals living with type 2 diabetes (T2D), reveals that patients not only struggle with commonly understood complications, but also numerous lesser known ones that people do not associate with diabetes. [More]
Platypus venom shows potential for new diabetes treatments

Platypus venom shows potential for new diabetes treatments

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. [More]
MGH researchers uncover mechanism revealing why aspartame may not promote weight loss

MGH researchers uncover mechanism revealing why aspartame may not promote weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute aspartame might not promote weight loss. [More]
New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

A suite of sensors can predict heart failure events by detecting when a patient's condition is worsening, according to Dr. John Boehmer, professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, who presented the findings at the American Heart Association annual meeting in New Orleans. [More]
Diabetic patients with three major risk factors experience sharp reduction in healthy renal function

Diabetic patients with three major risk factors experience sharp reduction in healthy renal function

Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. [More]
Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

In hospitalized patients, low blood sugar—also known as hypoglycemia—is associated with increased short- and long-term mortality risk, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Researchers need to know more about proinsulin misfolding to better understand diabetes

Researchers need to know more about proinsulin misfolding to better understand diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, 422 million adults across the globe have diabetes. In fact, the number of adults with the disease continues to grow each year. [More]
Novel discovery could provide diabetic patients with better and safer insulin injections

Novel discovery could provide diabetic patients with better and safer insulin injections

Insulin injection, if you've never done it, takes two hands. One hand holds the insulin injector. [More]
Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

What's the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Joseph Aloi, M.D., section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [More]
Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. [More]
Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist demonstrates the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes. [More]
New wearable medical device may reduce visceral fat, improve blood glucose in diabetes patients

New wearable medical device may reduce visceral fat, improve blood glucose in diabetes patients

Although effective for the treatment of diabetes, exercise is sometimes difficult for overweight or elderly people. [More]
Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

A new study from the University of Sydney has found that regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). [More]
New technology uses USB stick to monitor HIV in bloodstream

New technology uses USB stick to monitor HIV in bloodstream

The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld device. [More]
Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

A molecule thought to play a key role in some inflammatory diseases can be switched off by two widely used medicines, new research has shown. [More]
Short sleepers likely to consume significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, study finds

Short sleepers likely to consume significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, study finds

People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco scientists. [More]
BD introduces first insulin syringe for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500

BD introduces first insulin syringe for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500

BD, a leading global medical technology company announced today the launch of the BD U-500 Insulin Syringe, the first insulin syringe developed for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500 insulin, which is manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company. [More]
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