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External link Grant Addresses Health Disparities Exit Disclaimer
The National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities grant was awarded to the University of Kansas Medical Center. The five-year, $7.5 million grant enables the university to start the Center for American Indian Community Health to study and address health disparities facing American Indians.
External link Using Baking Soda to Improve Health Exit Disclaimer
A study of 134 patients found that a small dose of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) helped slow down the decline of kidney function in patients who also underwent regular treatment for kidney failure.
External link Blood Sugar linked to Dementia Exit Disclaimer
A Kaiser study finds that decreased levels of blood sugar that often resulted in hospital visits were associated with an increased risk of dementia in elderly patients with Type 2 diabetes.
External link Vitamin D Proving its Usefulness Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at Loyola University have found that Vitamin D also seems to help stave off the onset of diabetes and decrease the likelihood of complications.
External link Screen Tool developed for Prediabetes Exit Disclaimer
A new tool from a researcher out of the University of Missouri-Columbia helps assess whether or not a person has the beginning stages of diabetes based on respondents’ answers about six factors, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
External link A Change in Routine Exit Disclaimer
A study in the November 2008 issue of Physical Therapy Journal finds that people with Type 2 diabetes respond better to high-force strength training in addition to aerobic exercise.
External link Drug Use Increases among Young Exit Disclaimer
A study out of Saint Louis University finds that children, ages 10 to 14, have more than doubled their use of drugs for obesity-related diseases.
External link Diseases may Delay Diagnosis Exit Disclaimer
In the online issue of Neurology, researchers from the University of Manitoba found that people with diagnosed health problems, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure and obesity, experienced delays in receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
External link New NIH Curriculum
NIH announced that it will launch its ‘Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools’ curriculum Wednesday, Nov. 12 in D.C. The goal of this K-12 curriculum is to inspire young people to take up careers in health and science and educate them about preventing or delaying diabetes onset in their communities.
External link Retaining Health and Weight Exit Disclaimer
In the FASEB Journal, researchers are attempting to use a drug to keep obese people healthy by avoiding common obesity-related problems.
External link Drug Pulls Double Duty Exit Disclaimer
Researchers have found that a drug popularly used to treat malaria could prevent the onset of diabetes in patients with arthritis. Scientists believe that the drug may improve a person’s glucose tolerance.
External link The Power of Green Tea Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia found that the main antioxidant in green tea, EGCG, not only combats Sjogren’s syndrome, but type 1 diabetes, as well.
External link Low-Carb Diets alter Liver Fuction Exit Disclaimer
A study appearing in the November issue of Hepatology has found that if a person is on a low-carbohydrate diet, the liver will rely on other substances to produce glucose at an increased rate.
External link Vision Loss More Common in People with Diabetes Exit Disclaimer
In the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, research points to the rate of blindness in people with diabetes, noting that 11 percent of American adults with diabetes have a form of visual impairment. The rate of diabetes is expected to more than triple by 2050 and people with diabetes have a higher rate of uncorrectable visual impairment.
External link Low Testosterone Levels Evident in Diabetic Men Exit Disclaimer
Doctors at the University at Buffalo are ready to publish their research in the online edition of Diabetes Care, detailing their study that found lowered testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers point out that this doesn’t affect their reproductive futures, but their bone mass and overall maintenance of diabetes.
External link Killing Diabetes One Cell at a Time Exit Disclaimer
A number of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a way to target the defective immune cells that destroy the insulin-making cells in people with Type 1 diabetes. The study, detailing their work, will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Phase one of clinical trials has begun.
External link Inherited Diabetes Exit Disclaimer
In the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, an Italian study looks at the likelihood of mice to develop Type 2 diabetes when the mother had Type 2 diabetes while pregnant and nursing.
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