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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Novel member of a class of anti-diabetes drugs could help treat muscle wasting disease

Novel member of a class of anti-diabetes drugs could help treat muscle wasting disease

Therapeutic target for several metabolic diseases may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

Therapeutic target for several metabolic diseases may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

Study to explore why people are at higher risk for developing obesity and diabetes after COVID-19

Study to explore why people are at higher risk for developing obesity and diabetes after COVID-19

The QCOVID4 algorithm developed using data from the Omicron wave identifies those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

The QCOVID4 algorithm developed using data from the Omicron wave identifies those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

Her brother landed in a nursing home. She was sued over his bill.

Her brother landed in a nursing home. She was sued over his bill.

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

Eating grapes may reduce the risk of fatty liver disease

Eating grapes may reduce the risk of fatty liver disease

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

Oral chlorophyllin supplement alleviates inflammatory bowel disease

Oral chlorophyllin supplement alleviates inflammatory bowel disease

Research suggests a new model of how beige fat biogenesis is controlled

Research suggests a new model of how beige fat biogenesis is controlled

Novel method enables early detection of cognitive decline

Novel method enables early detection of cognitive decline

Shelter sickness: Migrants see health problems linger and worsen while waiting at the border

Shelter sickness: Migrants see health problems linger and worsen while waiting at the border

Public health agencies adapt covid lessons to curb overdoses, STDs, and gun violence

Public health agencies adapt covid lessons to curb overdoses, STDs, and gun violence

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

Genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease plays a role in protecting against glaucoma

Genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease plays a role in protecting against glaucoma

Peter Adams and Bing Ren receive NIH grant to join multi-institution initiative studying the aging process

Peter Adams and Bing Ren receive NIH grant to join multi-institution initiative studying the aging process

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

What is the impact of COVID-19 on maternal, fetal, and neonatal characteristics?

What is the impact of COVID-19 on maternal, fetal, and neonatal characteristics?

What are the risk factors related to COVID-19-related hospitalization and mortality?

What are the risk factors related to COVID-19-related hospitalization and mortality?

Study uncovers a key role for MKK3/6–p38γ/δ signaling pathway in cardiac hypertrophy

Study uncovers a key role for MKK3/6–p38γ/δ signaling pathway in cardiac hypertrophy