Drug lets kids with Type 1 diabetes produce insulin

Kids and young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes who took a drug called golimumab were able to produce their own insulin a year later.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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Insulin ‘block’ may leave humans vulnerable to diabetes

Insulin is in an evolutionary "cul-de-sac," report researchers. The findings could explains rising rates of type 2 diabetes around the world.

Katie Duffey-Indiana U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Family experience shapes diabetes management

Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Kids on steroids for asthma have increased blood pressure risk

Children who take oral steroids for asthma or autoimmune diseases have a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Diabetes during pregnancy may speed up child’s aging

Children born to moms who had gestational diabetes were "older" than their actual age, a new study shows. They were also at higher risk of health problems.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Metabolic syndrome triples COVID-19 death risk

Patients with metabolic syndrome were at 3.4 times higher risk of death due to COVID-19 and five times more likely to go to the ICU.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Coronary calcium better predicts death risk for diabetic women

New research links higher death rates among diabetic women with coronary calcium scores greater than 100.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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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

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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

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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

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