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Hepatic Insulin Clearance in Regulation of Systemic Insulin Concentrations–Role of Carbohydrate and Energy Availability

Hyperinsulinemia is the hallmark of insulin resistance in obesity, and the relative importance of insulin clearance, insulin resistance, and insulin hypersecretion has been widely debated. On the basis of recent experimental evidence, we summarize existing evidence to suggest hepatic insulin … Continue reading

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Developmental Programming of Obesity and Diabetes in Mouse, Monkey, and Man in 2018: Where Are We Headed?

Childhood obesity and its comorbidities continue to accelerate across the globe. Two-thirds of pregnant women are obese/overweight, as are 20% of preschoolers. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is escalating, affecting up to 1 in 5 pregnant women. The field of developmental … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial ADP Sensitivity and Transport: New Insights Into Diet-Induced Mitochondrial Impairments

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Exosomes or Microvesicles, a Secreted Subcellular Organelle Contributing to Inflammation and Diabetes

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Sydney GP loses appeal over insulin murder

A Sydney doctor has lost an appeal against his conviction for the murder of his second wife with a lethal dose of fast-acting insulin. Brian Kenneth Crickitt, 65, was jailed for a minimum of 20 years in May 2017 after … Continue reading

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Gum disease treatment linked to improved blood glucose in type 2 diabetes, study finds

New research suggests that treating gum disease may be a factor in lowering blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes. Healthy gums were also associated with lower risks of developing diabetes complications and with improvements in kidney and … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding impacts gut bacteria which may be a factor in type 1 diabetes

Breastfeeding has been found to impact gut bacteria that might be significant in protecting children from developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The findings have come from two different studies which have both looked at gut bacteria in … Continue reading

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Experimental procedure found to stabilise blood sugars in type 2 diabetes

Scientists in Amsterdam trialled a procedure on people with type 2 diabetes to great effect. The researchers have described their findings as spectacular, but the full extent of long-term safety will still need to be shown. The results come from … Continue reading

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PCSK9 inhibitor cholesterol drugs chosen for rapid uptake in the UK

A class of expensive cholesterol-lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors have been chosen by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) to be fast-tracked into availability. Pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Sanofi both had their products, Repatha and Praluent, selected for rapid uptake … Continue reading

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Foods that control diabetes

In 1550 BC, the famous Ebers Papyrus advised treating diabetes with high fiber wheat grains. Not much has changed since then. Plant foods are the drug of choice for treating diabetes. There are large numbers of scientific research findings to … Continue reading

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