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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Weight loss not given sufficient priority in the management of heart patients

Weight loss not given sufficient priority in the management of heart patients

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

Simple method to assess the risk of vascular inflammation for diabetes patients

Simple method to assess the risk of vascular inflammation for diabetes patients

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Nasal swabs reveal muted antiviral response in patients who developed severe COVID-19

Nasal swabs reveal muted antiviral response in patients who developed severe COVID-19

New biomarkers in the eyes could unlock the key to management of diabetic retinopathy

New biomarkers in the eyes could unlock the key to management of diabetic retinopathy

Variations in human ACE2 genetics associated with coronavirus susceptibility

Variations in human ACE2 genetics associated with coronavirus susceptibility

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Study in France suggests high efficacy of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Study in France suggests high efficacy of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

New blood test could help predict the severity of COVID-19 symptoms

New blood test could help predict the severity of COVID-19 symptoms

Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives

Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Scientists identify gut microbiota dysbiosis as a potential risk factor for long COVID

Scientists identify gut microbiota dysbiosis as a potential risk factor for long COVID

Analysis: Necessary or not, covid booster shots are probably on the horizon

Analysis: Necessary or not, covid booster shots are probably on the horizon

Study shows strong relationship between women's heart health and pregnancy outcomes

Study shows strong relationship between women's heart health and pregnancy outcomes

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk