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Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies… Autoimmune type 2 diabetes is preceded by the appearance of islet insulin autoantibodies: GAD autoantibodies (GADAs), insulinoma-associated protein 2 autoantibodies (IA-2AS), and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies. Previous studies show that diabetes will develop within 10 years in 27-40% of children with …

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Fish Oil May Help with Diabetic Neuropathy

Omega-3 fatty acids in found to improved nerve damage in mice with type 1 and type 2… Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. But a new study …

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Alzheimer’s and Diabetes Linked?

Elevated blood glucose caused increase in amyloid beta leveles in the brain… While many earlier studies have pointed to diabetes as a possible contributor to Alzheimer’s, the new study – in mice – shows that elevated glucose in the blood can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, a key component …

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Parents Influence their Children’s Diabetes Control

Parents diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension found to negatively impact children’s glycemic control… It is common knowledge that childhood obesity has been on a drastic increase for the last 20 years. The TODAY trial (Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) was a large randomized clinical trial …

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Diabetic Patients with Psoriasis May Have Higher Risk of Complications

Condition increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications… In a new study, diabetic patients with psoriasis generally had an increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications compared with diabetic patients without psoriasis. However, greater severity of psoriasis was not associated with a greater risk of diabetic complications. April W. Armstrong, …

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