Category Archives: Diabetes

Botox treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy – Medical News Bulletin

Botox has been investigated as a potential treatment for pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In addition to its well-known use as an aesthetic treatment, increasing research has focused on the potential for Botox to be used in various pain conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic patients often experience muscle cramps, typically in the…

Is there a link between breastfeeding and diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

There are several benefits of breastfeeding. To add to the list, scientists have now investigated whether breasfeeding helps to prevent diabetes and hypertension. Breastfeeding has several health benefits for the mother. It helps reset the physiological changes of pregnancy. While pregnancy elevates total body cholesterol and triglyceride levels, breast milk, being rich in cholesterol, mobilizes…

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed by weight loss? – Medical News Bulletin

A team led by scientists from Cambridge University has developed less intensive strategies for controlling type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people globally. It carries the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. Several measures previously described to control diabetes involved intensive lifestyle modifications and an extreme reduction in dietary calories….

Is there a link between birth weight and type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

In this study, researchers attempt to determine if there is a link between birth weight and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a very prevalent disease, affecting over 422 million people worldwide in just 2014 alone. One avenue of research hypothesizes that the environment of a fetus and its development in the mother’s womb…

Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis led to a reduction of joint damage and blood glucose levels in patients with both rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease affecting the joints. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joints by mistake and causes…

Advancement in technology for the management of type 1 diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Recent technological advancements in treating type 1 diabetes have recently been described in The Lancet. Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body mistakes its own cells – β-cells in the pancreas – for foreign cells and subsequently tries to get rid of them. There are numerous treatments for the management…

Potential link between gut microbiome and genetic risk of autoimmunity – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have discovered a potential link between the human gut microbiome and genetic risk for autoimmunity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that develops in children and adolescents and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Florida in the US assessed the gut…

Do the benefits of ginkgo biloba include treating type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated whether ginkgo biloba could be used to treat type 2 diabetes. Almost 422 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is frequently related to obesity and there is no cure. It is caused when the body loses its ability to regulate the amount of sugar in…

Do intestinal immune cells affect gut bacteria and diabetes risk? – Medical News Bulletin

According to a new study, the intestinal immune system may mediate insulin resistance during obesity. The gut is an important contributor to obesity and its associated complications. Not only is it colonized by trillions of bacteria, but the gut microbiome also interacts with populations of immune cells that coexist within the intestine. Termed the intestinal…

Could a new combination injection of gut hormones help treat obese patients? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers injected obese patients with a combination of gut hormones to mimic the effects of gastric bypass surgery. Obesity is an increasingly common problem worldwide and can be linked to illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. There are several approaches to managing obesity, including very-low-calorie diets and weight-loss…