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Diabetes

Diabetics greatly benefit from short bursts of high intensity exercise

A group of diabetics lost 18 per cent belly fat and improved their sugar regulation, after just 8-weeks of short but high intensity exercise sessions. No drug has the same effect.

Scientists discover gene to prevent blindness in diabetics

Diabetics who carry a specific genetic variant may be protected from a severe eye disease, which can lead to blindness if untreated.

Diabetes is more fatal for the poor

Persons with type 1 diabetes run nearly triple the risk of fatal heart attacks if they have low incomes and little education.

Obesity during pregnancy puts children at risk of developing diabetes

New study links obesity in the early stages of pregnancy with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children.

Diabetes diagnosis leads to weight loss

New study challenges conventional views by showing that people lose weight in the years after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Eating more eggs may reduce risk of diabetes

Researchers followed a group of men for 20 years and found health benefits from eating eggs – a controversial food when it comes to health issues.

Body can regain the ability to produce insulin

Researchers have discovered that patients with type 1 diabetes can regain the ability to produce insulin, by showing that insulin-producing cells can recover outside the body.

Air pollution and noise could be causing diabetes in pregnant women

New research project investigates if women living in noisy and polluted areas face a greater risk of developing pregnancy-related diabetes.

Increased understanding of the diabetes-related disease CEL-MODY

The scientists believe that the disease can be explained by a mutation that changes the structure of a certain protein.

Virus a possible cause of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have found a virus in the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes. The discovery may offer the potential for both treatment and a vaccine.