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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.
Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

New online tool can help clinicians quantify minimal risk in patients with stable chest pain

New online tool can help clinicians quantify minimal risk in patients with stable chest pain

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Salk professor receives inaugural Sjöberg Prize for groundbreaking cancer research

Salk professor receives inaugural Sjöberg Prize for groundbreaking cancer research

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

Study finds reduction in HbA1c levels with in-home use of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system

Study finds reduction in HbA1c levels with in-home use of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

Turning a smartphone into an otoscope

Turning a smartphone into an otoscope

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients