A drug that can reverse diabetes and obesity in mice may have an unexpected benefit: strengthening bones. Experiments with a compound called TNP (2,4,6-trinitrophenol, which is also known as picric acid), which researchers often use to study obesity and diabetes, show that in mice the therapy can promote the formation of new bone. That’s...
Estimates indicate that as many as one-third of people with the disease will develop at least one-foot ulcer over the course of their lifetime. People with diabetes have a much greater risk of developing problems with their feet, due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. It is vital people with...
Eating about one serving of meat daily puts ethnic Chinese adults at increased risk of diabetes, a study here has found, echoing research that has mainly been conducted on Westerners so far. The study, which tracked 45,411 people from 1999 to 2010, found that a median daily consumption of just one palm-sized serving of meat...
Along with all the other consequences of poorly managed diabetes, patients who don’t or can’t control their sugars are more likely to lose their teeth because of severe periodontitis, an irreversible gum disease that attacks the tissues and bone around the teeth. The connection has long been known. But exactly why it happens hasn’t been...
Standing blood pressure (BP) should be measured in patients with diabetes at every routine clinic visit to assess both autonomic functions as well as potential volume depletion, according to new recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). There is "unequivocal evidence" that supports targeting BP goal to <140/90 mm Hg in most adults with diabetes,...
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