Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — a commonly used type of antacid medication — improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to a new meta-analysis published […]

Model of insulin inhibitory receptor ‘inceptor’ (in black) desensetizing the insulin recptor (in color) on a pancreatic beta cell. Insulin in blue. Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich, […]

During her research in Belize, Amy Moran-Thomas noted that some with diabetes, when talking of the diabetes epidemic, would invoke Hurricane Hattie (which ravaged their country in 1961) as a metaphor for slow health changes that can suddenly erupt into a full-blown crisis. “In many ways,” she says, “the chronic […]

Patrice Cani (UCLouvain) and Claude Knauf (INSERM) have discovered a ‘jammer’ that blocks communication between the gut and the brain, thus preventing proper regulation of sugar and causing insulin resistance in people with diabetes. They also discovered that a lipid produced by our body helps prevent this dysfunction and regulate […]

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes.2 Diabetes doubles the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and death from […]

Mice lacking CNOT3 in pancreatic beta cells have fewer insulin-producing cells, leading to diabetes. Credit: OIST A protein that’s common throughout the body plays a key role in regulating glucose levels, says new research conducted in the Cell Signal Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University […]

Postdoctoral associate Junwei Li, lead author of the study, holds an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image by Melanie Gonick/MIT MIT engineers devise a temporary film that could deliver drugs or aid in digestion and may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions. By making use of enzymes […]

Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. It is estimated that nearly 90 million people in the United States have prediabetes, which occurs when blood sugar levels […]