Diabetes

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.
What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose properly. This could be due to lack of the hormone insulin or because the insulin that is available is not working effectively.

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New articles focus on recent developments in the field of health preference research

New articles focus on recent developments in the field of health preference research

Scientists identify new logical points for blinding retinal disease

Scientists identify new logical points for blinding retinal disease

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

UT Southwestern physicians eliminate sociodemographic disparities in testicular cancer patients

UT Southwestern physicians eliminate sociodemographic disparities in testicular cancer patients

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Method provides new insight into brain cells that maintain body's master circadian clock.

Method provides new insight into brain cells that maintain body's master circadian clock.

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

USF Health researchers develop new reporter mouse strain for identifying P2X2-expressing cells

USF Health researchers develop new reporter mouse strain for identifying P2X2-expressing cells

Your favorite store or restaurant is open. How do you know it’s ok to go in?

Your favorite store or restaurant is open. How do you know it’s ok to go in?

Test sites quickly attract thousands for COVID-19 vaccine study

Test sites quickly attract thousands for COVID-19 vaccine study

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

Study: Individuals who feel dizzy when they stand up may have an increased risk of dementia

Study: Individuals who feel dizzy when they stand up may have an increased risk of dementia

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Researchers shed new light on epigenetic changes associated with ADNP syndrome

Researchers shed new light on epigenetic changes associated with ADNP syndrome

Scientists create new mouse model of permanent neonatal diabetes

Scientists create new mouse model of permanent neonatal diabetes

COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, Massey scientist says

COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, Massey scientist says

Researchers discover how to activate brown fat in humans

Researchers discover how to activate brown fat in humans

Adults with rheumatoid arthritis have lower type 2 diabetes risk

Adults with rheumatoid arthritis have lower type 2 diabetes risk