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A toddler with type 2 diabetes

A case study of a 3-year old girl with type 2 diabetes–thought to be one of the youngest ever people to present with the condition–is presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, by Dr Michael Yafi, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, [...]

Study suggests improving blood sugar control could help prevent dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes

A study of 350,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows that those with poor blood sugar control have 50% higher risk of being admitted to hospital in future for dementia as those with good control. The research, which suggests improving blood sugar control could prevent many cases of dementia, is by Dr Aidin Rawshani, National [...]

More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed

More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Additionally, prevalence of diabetes for all American [...]

Brief bouts of exercise begin to reverse heart abnormalities in people with type 2 diabetes

A new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) is the first to show that high intensity intermittent exercise training improves heart structure and benefits diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study is led by Professor Michael Trenell and Dr Sophie Cassidy from Newcastle University [...]

Manipulation of food structure could lead the way to a healthier diet

A new study led by scientists at King’s College London shows that preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. This finding may lead the way for the development of a new generation of food products that contain similar ingredients [...]