Diabetology & Endocrinology
India sees 50% surge in renal failure deaths in less than a decade

India sees 50% surge in renal failure deaths in less than a decade

New Delhi: Deaths due to renal failure in India have doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published inĀ The Lancet Global Health. While in 2001-03, 2.2% of all deaths in the 15-69 years age-group were from renal failure, the proportion rose to 3.2% in 2010-13. Majority of those who died due to renal failure were in their 40s or 50s, reports ToI. more

Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018

Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018

London: The artificial pancreas — a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body — is likely to be available by 2018, conclude authors of a paper in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). more

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer new diabetes treatment

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer new diabetes treatment

New York: A team of US researchers has designed a material that can be used to encapsulate human pancreatic cells before transplanting them. more

Anti-body targeting fat-tissue hormone may treat diabetes

Anti-body targeting fat-tissue hormone may treat diabetes

New York: Researchers have found a potential new treatment for diabetes in an anti-body that they developed to target a hormone in adipose or fat tissue. more

Novel compound to tackle Type-2 diabetes found

Novel compound to tackle Type-2 diabetes found

New York: Scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action. more

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New York: Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of pre-diabetes in children and adults, according to a new study led by the Georgia State University in the US. more

Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

Washington (IANS): Two research teams said they have used Escherichia coli (E. coli) as diagnostic tools to detect liver cancer and diabetes. more

Faster heart rate indicates higher diabetes risk

Faster heart rate indicates higher diabetes risk

New York (IANS): People with faster resting heart rate are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, warns a new study. more

Diabetes drug could protect against low blood sugar

Diabetes drug could protect against low blood sugar

Stockholm: DPP-4 inhibitors are a group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes that lower high blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production in the body. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now discovered that DPP-4 inhibitors are also effective against low blood sugar levels. The study, which was carried out on mice, has been published in the journal Diabetologia. more

Probiotic helps treat diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Probiotic helps treat diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Washington: Science may be one step closer to treating diabetes with a human probiotic pill, according to new Cornell University research. more