Can blood sugar control protect against COVID’s worst effects?

A new algorithm might be able to help people with diabetes control high blood sugar as a protective measure against COVID-19 complications.

Jordyn Imhoff-U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes covid-19 inflammation featured health-and-medicine blood-sugar

Blood test flags youth at risk for later diabetes

A simple blood test that doesn't require overnight fasting could identify youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes biomarkers childrens-health featured health-and-medicine blood-tests

People hospitalized with COVID-19 have low stroke risk

The majority of people hospitalized for COVID-19 who had a stroke also had existing risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes, a new study shows.

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes covid-19 high-blood-pressure health-and-medicine strokes

Even rich Americans are less healthy than English peers

Even the highest paid middle-aged Americans have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and mental health conditions than do their English peers.

U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: diabetes blood-pressure insurance older-adults money united-states featured health-and-medicine strokes england

‘Ultrafast’ insulin may be 4X speedier than the regular stuff

A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: diabetes insulin materials-science polymers drug-development featured health-and-medicine

2-in-1 injection may help diabetics control blood sugar

If proven safe and effective in human trials, a two-in-one injection could make it easier for diabetics to effectively control their blood sugar levels.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: diabetes insulin health-and-medicine blood-sugar

Diabetics break bones easily – new research is figuring out why their bones are so fragile

Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.

Lamya Karim, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes type-2-diabetes bones bone-density biomedical-engineering proteins amino-acids

Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes obesity gut-bacteria microbiomes viruses transplants health-and-medicine feces

Common diabetes drug helps reverse diabetic patients' heart disease risk

Millions of lives could be saved with this simple drug combination.

Charalambos Antoniades, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes insulin cardiovascular-disease

Blood sugar levels may influence vulnerability to coronavirus, and controlling them through conventional means might be protective

What does high blood sugar have to do with vulnerability to COVID-19? And is there a role for the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine in lowering blood sugar in COVID-19 patients?

Adam M. Brufsky, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes covid-19 coronavirus immune-system insulin sars-cov-2 prediabetes

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