Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study

Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.

Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.

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A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes
A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes
Asher Jones | Mar 19, 2021
Researchers have collected hundreds of COVID-19–related diabetes case reports since August of last year, in hopes of teasing apart the complex links between the two diseases.
Electric and Magnetic Field Treatments Lower Mouse Blood Sugar
Electric and Magnetic Field Treatments Lower Mouse Blood Sugar
Abby Olena | Oct 9, 2020
The effects seem to be mediated by a reactive oxygen species in the animals’ livers.
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Amanda Heidt | Sep 4, 2020
The University of Texas Southwestern scientist studied the roles of glucagon and insulin in regulating blood glucose, leading to several successful treatments.
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jul 13, 2020
Lactation boosts the quantity and quality of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, likely reducing a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Infographic: How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Infographic: How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jul 13, 2020
Breastfeeding reduces type 2 diabetes risk by boosting beta cells.
Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers could accurately detect life-threatening vascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients by analyzing hydroxymethylated cytosines in freely circulating DNA.
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2019
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Emma Yasinski | May 29, 2019
The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2018
Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018
One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.
High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics
High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics
Ashley Yeager | Mar 8, 2018
New findings suggest that promoting the growth of fiber-loving bacteria may help manage type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Jim Daley | Mar 4, 2018
The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Jim Daley | Feb 20, 2018
The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Abby Olena | Jan 8, 2018
Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes. 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link
Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.
Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery Is Better for Patient Outcomes
Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery Is Better for Patient Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Oct 27, 2017
Research in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
A needle-free alternative to the finger-prick test would be a godsend for many sufferers of diabetes, but the industry has yet to clear the technological hurdles.