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 review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

Study to examine if changing mealtimes could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Study to examine if changing mealtimes could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

iTHRIV announces recipients of  health research pilot projects

iTHRIV announces recipients of health research pilot projects

New method uses artificial intelligence to map intestinal bacteria using feces

New method uses artificial intelligence to map intestinal bacteria using feces

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Scientists discover genetic variations that have a drastic impact on small molecules

Scientists discover genetic variations that have a drastic impact on small molecules

UH researcher working to identify potential new therapeutic targets for kidney disease

UH researcher working to identify potential new therapeutic targets for kidney disease

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Drug found to be safe and effective for treating patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes

Drug found to be safe and effective for treating patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes

Researchers use urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma

Researchers use urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma

Researchers investigate protein phosphatase to identify new treatments for cancer, other diseases

Researchers investigate protein phosphatase to identify new treatments for cancer, other diseases

New technology helps study muscle biology more clearly

New technology helps study muscle biology more clearly

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Daily circadian cycles may impact our ability to fight disease

Daily circadian cycles may impact our ability to fight disease

Poor gut health may adversely affect COVID-19 prognosis

Poor gut health may adversely affect COVID-19 prognosis

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

California budget reflects ‘pandemic-induced reality,’ governor says

California budget reflects ‘pandemic-induced reality,’ governor says

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis