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Protein linked to aging identified as new target for controlling diabetes

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity. Their research appears online in Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association. The report indicates that Sestrin 3 plays a critical role in regulating molecular pathways that control the production of [...]

Systematic review: Cinnamon may be beneficial for diabetic patients but dosing uncertain

Consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride, and an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. A meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials evaluating the effects of cinnamon use in 543 patients with type 2 diabetes at doses of 120 mg/d [...]

PPG Is Acknowledged By 70% Of Diabetes Specialists As Being Equally Important To FPG For Achieving HbA1c Goals In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

A new survey commissioned by Sanofi Diabetes reveals that seven in 10 (70%) diabetes specialists believe that postprandial plasma glucose (PPG) is as important as fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in the management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) for achieving target glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levelsi. In addition, 80% of those surveyed suggest there is a [...]

Possible Explanation For Increased Incidence Of Diabetes Diagnosis In South Asians

A new diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians (people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka origin) have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar levels. The study of 4,688 white Europeans and 1,352 South Asians was led by Dr. Samiul [...]