Positive personality traits may help to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes
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  February 4, 2019  
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 Positive personality traits may help to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetesPositive personality traits may help to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes
 
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
 
   Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetesVitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes
 
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
 
   Scientists pinpoint mechanism that leads to steroid diabetesScientists pinpoint mechanism that leads to steroid diabetes
 
Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, have now pinpointed a mechanism that leads to so-called steroid diabetes
 
 Study: Only a minority of patients in the U.S. with type 1 diabetes achieve treatment goals
 
Study: Only a minority of patients in the U.S. with type 1 diabetes achieve treatment goalsA new study has shown that only a minority of patients in the U.S. with type 1 diabetes achieve target levels of hemoglobin A1c, a measure of blood glucose management over time.
 
 
 Study provides insight into how type 1 diabetes gradually destroys insulin production
 
Study provides insight into how type 1 diabetes gradually destroys insulin productionUsing the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, researchers of UZH have investigated the pancreas of healthy organ donors and those with type 1 diabetes.
 
 
 Diabetes UK is looking for clinicians to lead improvements in diabetes care
 
Diabetes UK is looking for clinicians to lead improvements in diabetes careDiabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists and psychologists to take part in its Clinical Champions program.
 
 
 A new approach towards future treatment of diabetes
 
A new approach towards future treatment of diabetesIt is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they may also open the door for discovering new ways to achieve immune tolerance to transplanted islets in type 1 diabetes, according to research from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
 
 
 Short anti-rejection therapy improves survival of transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals
 
Short anti-rejection therapy improves survival of transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animalsTransplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals can survive for a long period of time if the animals are treated with short anti-rejection therapy around the time of the transplant.