diabetes

True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.

Heart Drug Could Limit Diabetes Blindness

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

There are an estimated 422 million people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most common complications of the disease is vision loss.

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Metformin is already used to treat diabetes, but it is not clear if it might prevent it from developing in the first place.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Decrease Cancer Deaths

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Over 400 million people in the world have diabetes, 400 times higher compared to data collected in 1980.