Researchers urge better support for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes

University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy. The call comes after new research shows women are struggling to prioritise their personal health after gestational diabetes, despite understanding their increased risk Continue Reading

Children with type 1 diabetes have poorer educational outcomes

(HealthDay)—Children with type 1 diabetes have worse education and health outcomes than their peers, according to a study published online July 15 in Diabetes Care. Michael Fleming, from University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, and colleagues linked nine Scotland-wide databases (diabetes register, dispensed prescriptions, maternity records, hospital admissions, death Continue Reading

World-first insulin technology will provide better diabetes care

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase, from the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Engineering, is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes. The development of insulin measurement technology will allow doctors and patients to make better informed decisions on treatment immediately, Continue Reading

Monthly lifestyle counseling tied to better outcomes for patients with diabetes

For primary care physicians caring for patients with type 2 diabetes, it’s a familiar conversation: Exercise. Improve your diet. Lose weight. Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event so physicians counsel their patients on how to make lifestyle changes to Continue Reading

Discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy

Theodoros Zanos, Ph.D., head of the Neural & Data Science Lab & assistant professor at the Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and his collaborators, discovered how the vagus nerve relays signals from the periphery to the brain to help regulate glucose, potentially uncovering a new Continue Reading

Diabetes compromises the immune system: Study finds diabetics face increased risk of serious infections

A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that patients with diabetes were at an increased risk of severe infections and infection-related death compared with the general public. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of St George’s London pooled data from 102,493 English primary care Continue Reading

Discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy

Cross-section of a nerve. Credit: OpenStax College/Wikipedia Theodoros Zanos, Ph.D., head of the Neural & Data Science Lab & assistant professor at the Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and his collaborators, discovered how the vagus nerve relays signals from the periphery to the brain to Continue Reading