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The Artificial Pancreas Shown to Improve the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

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The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal. The external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia compared to conventional diabetes treatment.

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Muscle Relaxant May Be Viable Treatment for Rare Form of Diabetes

A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Loius has discovered that a commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in animal models of Wolfram syndrome.

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Columbia Honors Research on the Genetics of Diabetes

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Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has presented Andrew Hattersley, DM, and Mark McCarthy, MD, with the 16th Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Research in Diabetes, for their work on the genetics of the disease. Their research has contributed to the discovery of new forms of the disease, improvements in diagnostic methodology, and the development of more effective treatments. The award, presented annually by CUMC’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at its Frontiers in Diabetes Conference, is Columbia’s top honor for excellence in diabetes research.

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Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Researchers Say

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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Celebrates American Diabetes Month® with First Long-Term Trial Comparing Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

Despite the availability of many medications, doctors have very little information about the best way to treat diabetes. However, a new study involving Baylor’s endocrinology team could give more insights and provide better options for diabetes management.

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Top UAB Doc Pledges Proceeds From Second Novel to Diabetes Research

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In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop

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Doubling Saturated Fat in the Diet Does Not Increase Saturated Fat in Blood

Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. Increasing levels of carbohydrates in the study diet promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to higher risk for diabetes and heart disease.

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Holiday Overeating Can Be Big Problem for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Overindulging at a holiday party or two this season isn’t going make a big difference in someone’s health. But it could be a much different story for people with type 2 diabetes.

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Scientists Raise Alarm that Shortage of Human Islet Cells Will Slow Diabetes Research

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Rohit Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, coauthored a paper that was published today in Diabetes, which voiced concerns about the increasing difficulty of access to high quality islet cells for diabetes research.

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