Cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of diabetes in older women
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  March 20, 2017  
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Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging Populations

Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging Populations

“The results of our program are especially gratifying because they show that T2DM can be successfully and cost-effectively managed among patients who are traditionally difficult – and expensive – to treat. We now know definitively that there is no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to managing T2DM.”

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 Cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of diabetes in older womenCholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of diabetes in older women
 
Older Australian women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a University of Queensland study.
 
 
 Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study showsType 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows
 
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 
   Study provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathologyStudy provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathology
 
It has been estimated that the number of people with diabetes worldwide reached 422 million in 2014, boosting prevalence to 8.5% among adults over 18 years of age. This figure is expected to rise to 642 million people by 2040.
 
   Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight peopleImmune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight people
 
Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study between The University of Manchester, Lund University and the University of Salford.
 
   Northumbria University uses G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application imager in biomedical researchNorthumbria University uses G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application imager in biomedical research
 
Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, today announced its G:BOX Chemi XX6 is being used by scientists at Northumbria University for imaging chemiluminescent enzymes and other proteins on Western blots. This is contributing to rapidly providing researchers with accurate information on changes in protein in chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
 
 Pins and Needles and Diabetes
 
Pins and Needles and DiabetesDiabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient amounts of insulin to deal with the quantity of glucose and other carbohydrates entering the body, or by the insensitivity of the body to the normal action of insulin.
 
 
 Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging Populations
 
Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging PopulationsIn traditional clinical practice, the opportunity to validate the best practices among a large sample of patients is minimal for healthcare professionals.
 
 
 What Happens to the Body When we Diet?
 
What Happens to the Body When we Diet?The body starts to respond to healthy dietary changes as soon as they are made. This can be advantageous, because a diet can then eventually reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, as well as improve a person’s overall sense of well-being.
 
 
 Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects
 
Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effectsA drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering babies early provides no benefit. In fact, this drug may even increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
 
 
 Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesight
 
Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesightA team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light.
 
 
 Early morning ‘Coffee and Cases’ session seeks to develop clinical skills
 
Early morning ‘Coffee and Cases’ session seeks to develop clinical skillsThe sun is just beginning to rise in the sky as about 25 first- and second-year medical students file into a classroom in Evans Hall.
 
 
 Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fasting
 
Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fastingHow do mammals keep two biologically crucial metabolites in balance during times when they are feeding, sleeping, and fasting? The answer may require rewriting some textbooks.
 
 
 Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice
 
Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in miceA less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.
 
 
 Increased uric acid levels in early life may lead to high blood pressure later on
 
Increased uric acid levels in early life may lead to high blood pressure later onA new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age.
 
 
 Metabolic Syndrome and Bariatric Surgery
 
Metabolic Syndrome and Bariatric SurgeryAlso called weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery is a procedure used to treat people who have become dangerously obese.
 
 
 What does Sleeve Gastrectomy Involve?
 
What does Sleeve Gastrectomy Involve?Also known as a gastric sleeve procedure, sleeve gastrectomy involves removing around 80% of the stomach and leaving behind a thin, banana-shaped sleeve that can hold approximately 50 to 100mL of fluid.
 
 
 Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?
 
Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?Hyperglycemia occurs when a patient has higher than normal blood sugar levels. If the levels are very high, consistently 13-14 or above, the patient will start to feel tired, thirsty and feel the urge to go to the toilet frequently to pass urine (micturition).