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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Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids

Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids

Revita DMR therapy has potential to transform lives of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Revita DMR therapy has potential to transform lives of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure

Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

New test uses saliva sample to provide immediate hepatitis B diagnosis

New test uses saliva sample to provide immediate hepatitis B diagnosis

COVID-19 patients can be infectious even after their symptomatic recovery, study shows

COVID-19 patients can be infectious even after their symptomatic recovery, study shows

Under financial strain, community health centers ramp up coronavirus response

Under financial strain, community health centers ramp up coronavirus response

Maintaining VDR levels in pancreatic cells could protect against diabetes

Maintaining VDR levels in pancreatic cells could protect against diabetes

New research initiative to investigate multi-species response to novel coronavirus

New research initiative to investigate multi-species response to novel coronavirus

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Culturally adapted diabetes education programs boost Latino participation

Culturally adapted diabetes education programs boost Latino participation

Highly purified fish oil therapy could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events

Highly purified fish oil therapy could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events

Researchers aim to find the genetic basis of severe coronavirus infection in young people

Researchers aim to find the genetic basis of severe coronavirus infection in young people

A genetic toolkit to produce multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles

A genetic toolkit to produce multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles