04 February 2023
Learn about early diabetes symptoms, diabetic diet information, diabetes care, type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Read the latest medical research on diabetes.
Impact of 'hyper-palatable' foods across four diets
Research found three meal characteristics consistently led to increased calorie intake across four different dietary patterns: meal energy density (i.e., calories per gram of food), the amount of 'hyper-palatable' foods and how quickly the meals were eaten.
Why episodes of low blood sugar worsen eye disease in people with diabetes
People with diabetes who experience periods of low blood sugar -- a common occurrence in those new to blood sugar management -- are more likely to have worsening diabetic eye disease. Now, researchers say they have linked such low blood sugar levels with a molecular pathway that is turned on in oxygen-starved cells in the eye.
Research challenges 'sugar hypothesis' of diabetic cataract development
New findings contradict previous notions about sugar's role in the onset of diabetic cataracts. Using an animal model that more closely recapitulates type 2 diabetes in humans, the research team found early signs of damage in the eye before the onset of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that diabetic complications may start during the pre-diabetic state.
Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice
The study adds to growing evidence that some often-underappreciated, 'non-essential' amino acids play important roles in the nervous system. The findings may provide a new way to identify people at high risk for peripheral neuropathy, as well as a potential treatment option.
Does the risk of stroke from common risk factors change as people age?
High blood pressure and diabetes are known risk factors for stroke, but now a new study shows that the amount of risk may decrease as people age.