India to dispatch insulin worth Rs one crore to Nepal

Insulin worth Rs one crore will be sent for persons suffering from diabetes in earthquake-hit Nepal, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Tuesday.

Why obese men face greater diabetes risk than women?

 Obese men are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than obese women due to differences in the activity of a protein in the muscle, new research has found.

New compound prevents onset of type 1 diabetes in animal models

 A team of scientists has tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease.

Genes behind Type 1 diabetes located

Researchers have located and narrowed down the number of genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes, a study claims.

New engineered insulin may control diabetes more efficiently

 A new engineered insulin for diabetes patients hope to improve the treatment as insulin is critical to maintaining good health and normal blood-sugar levels.

New type of engineered insulin to treat diabetes

MIT scientists have engineered a new type of insulin that can circulate in the bloodstream for at least 10 hours and gets activated only when blood sugar levels are too high.

Link between inflammation and type 2 diabetes identified

A team of researchers has identified the link between inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

Researcher prevents Type I diabetes in lab

A researcher from Missouri-based Saint Louis University has found a novel way to prevent Type I diabetes in an animal model that stops destruction of beta cells and preserves insulin production.

New approach to treat fatty liver disease

A team of researchers from Yale University has found that triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and liver, are produced in the liver independent of insulin action in the liver.

City life stress may make people more prone to diabetes in developing nations

 A new study has recently revealed that the increased stress may make people, who relocate from rural areas to cities, more prone to diabetes in developing nations.

Breath test could identify onset of diabetes in kids

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London: Scientists have discovered that a breath test could spot the early signs of Type 1 diabetes in children long before they start to show symptoms.

20pc of Type 2 diabetics do not benefit from exercise regimens

 A new study has revealed that exercise regimens offer little benefits for 20 percent of patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

Nearly 70,000 children under 15 suffer from diabetes

Five-year-old Krati Dhawan often complained of abdominal pain and even lost weight. She underwent a series of tests for stomach infection, which tested negative. It was only after the girl's mother said her daughter was drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently that she got blood-sugar tests done which confirmed type 1 diabetes.

New drug may treat root cause of type 2 diabetes

A modified form of a drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites may treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms, scientists have found.

Inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke can make you pile on the pounds

A new study has revealed that exposure to cigarette smoke can actually cause weight gain, secondhand smoke being the biggest reason.

Exposure to sunshine slows weight gain, diabetes

A new study has revealed that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes.

Soon, get customized treatment for stress-related diabetes

Scientists are working on new personalized way of treating people who have stress-related diabetes.

Light-activated drug to help control diabetes

Scientists have created a drug for Type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light, thus paving the way to reducing side effects of diabetes medication.

New needle-coated capsule may replace injections

A pill coated with tiny needles that can deliver drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract has been developed by scientists, an advance that may eliminate the need for injections.

Mother's viral infection may trigger diabetes in kid

 The exact cause of juvenile diabetes had eluded scientists for long and researchers have now found that a mother's exposure to viruses during pregnancy may cause type one diabetes and other auto-immune diseases in children.