Micrograph of a beta cell, where insulin granules are shown as blue small balls, mitochondria are colored green, and a fraction of the cell nucleus appears in purple.
Diabetes Linked to Malnutrition Is Metabolically Unique: Study
Results from a small sample of Indian males suggest that lean individuals with a history of malnutrition suffer from a distinct type of diabetes characterized by a defect in insulin secretion.
Diabetes Linked to Malnutrition Is Metabolically Unique: Study
Diabetes Linked to Malnutrition Is Metabolically Unique: Study

Results from a small sample of Indian males suggest that lean individuals with a history of malnutrition suffer from a distinct type of diabetes characterized by a defect in insulin secretion.

Results from a small sample of Indian males suggest that lean individuals with a history of malnutrition suffer from a distinct type of diabetes characterized by a defect in insulin secretion.

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Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 16, 2022
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
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Growing Evidence Ties COVID-19 to Diabetes Risk
Bianca Nogrady | May 3, 2022
Studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection could trigger the development of diabetes in some people, even those with no other risk factors.
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Metformin Prescriptions Linked to Sons’ Birth Defects
Dan Robitzski | Mar 29, 2022
A new cohort study finds that boys whose fathers took the type 2 diabetes drug metformin three months before their conception were more likely to have a birth defect.
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Studies Identify Risk Factors for Long COVID
Natalia Mesa | Jan 26, 2022
Two recent papers provide insight into possible risk factors for developing the chronic condition, including autoantibodies and diabetes.
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Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Shawna Williams | Mar 23, 2021
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
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
Abby Olena | Oct 9, 2020
The effects seem to be mediated by a reactive oxygen species in the animals’ livers.
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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
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
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jul 13, 2020
Breastfeeding reduces type 2 diabetes risk by boosting beta cells.
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
Jim Daley | Mar 4, 2018
The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.
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.