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 map how SARS-CoV-2 infects the airways

Scientists map how SARS-CoV-2 infects the airways

Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Breakthrough discovery could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Breakthrough discovery could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Study investigates outcome of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients

Study investigates outcome of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients

Patient-friendly method of measuring retinal vessel diameters indicates cardiovascular risk

Patient-friendly method of measuring retinal vessel diameters indicates cardiovascular risk

Researchers successfully transplant fully functional mini livers into rats

Researchers successfully transplant fully functional mini livers into rats

Report illuminates health and socioeconomic disparities in the District of Columbia

Report illuminates health and socioeconomic disparities in the District of Columbia

Data provides a baseline understanding of the eating habits of older adults before COVID-19

Data provides a baseline understanding of the eating habits of older adults before COVID-19

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

Does interferon therapy work in COVID-19?

Does interferon therapy work in COVID-19?

Researchers identify key protein required for optimal immune responses to cancer

Researchers identify key protein required for optimal immune responses to cancer

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Reducing inflammation improves stroke recovery, may extend window for therapy

Reducing inflammation improves stroke recovery, may extend window for therapy

Cone snail insulin research could jumpstart the development of better diabetes treatments

Cone snail insulin research could jumpstart the development of better diabetes treatments

Out-of-pocket health care costs for patients with type 1 diabetes is $2,500 a year, study reveals

Out-of-pocket health care costs for patients with type 1 diabetes is $2,500 a year, study reveals

Oral antidiabetics improve outcomes in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Oral antidiabetics improve outcomes in diabetics with colorectal cancer

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury