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2012-05-01 20:52:54

A transcription factor activated by too much sugar in the blood is a driver of an implacable cycle of too little insulin resulting in too much sugar in the blood that, in turn, causes failure of beta cells to make enough insulin which results in even higher blood sugar and type 2 diabetes, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in an online report in the journal Diabetologia. That transcription factor — carbohydrate response element binding protein or ChREBP — offers...

2012-04-03 05:32:24

By Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Every year an estimated six million U.S. hospitalizations are accompanied by hyperglycemia, a condition that occurs when your blood sugar is too high. While the condition is often associated with diabetes; as many as 1.5 million hospitalized patients with significant hyperglycemia have no history of diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels in the hospital can be a life or death matter. Hyperglycemia is a...

Ibuprofen Cures Altitude Sickness
2012-03-21 07:21:49

A new study by the Stanford University Medical Center reports that ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication that is used often as a painkiller, may prove effective at curbing the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. The researchers did a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 86 men and women, 58 men and 28 women. They traveled to the White Mountains northeast of Bishop, Ca. The participants stayed the...

2012-03-06 10:18:27

New study shows high insulin resistance is correlated with rapid decline in renal function Elderly people with the metabolic syndrome–defined as having multiple risk factors associated with developing diabetes and heart disease–had an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An individual is diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome when...

2012-02-22 13:56:52

In a reversal of two decades of medical reports, a Mayo Clinic study finds the frequency of nerve damage called diabetic polyneuropathy is similar in prediabetic patients and healthy people. Physicians should seek explanations other than prediabetes for patients who have painful small fiber polyneuropathy, the researchers say. Diabetic polyneuropathies, or DPN, are commonly associated with diabetes and chemical derangements related to high blood sugar. The neuropathies can injure nerve...

2012-02-02 22:26:49

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) injures the heart, even in patients without a history of heart disease or diabetes. Researchers found that elevated levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a marker for chronic hyperglycemia and diabetes, were associated with minute levels of the protein troponin T (cTnT), a blood marker for heart damage. The high-sensitivity test they used detected levels of...

2012-01-27 17:15:00

Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in the United States, with over 8 percent of the general population or more than 20 million people affected by it. Additionally, over 40 million people in the US have a condition called pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, which can transform into full-blown diabetes over time (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion). (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in the United States, with over 8...


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