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Health News - Diabetes

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer
A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer. (Medical News Today)

Why does my urine smell sweet?
Sweet-smelling urine may be caused by diet, diabetes, or maple syrup urine disease. Learn why urine may smell sweet, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Eating fiber helps your gut bacteria fight diabetes
Consuming fiber promotes the growth of certain strains of gut bacteria. In turn, these bacteria reduce the symptoms of diabetes and promote weight loss. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two
The main types of diabetes are classified as type 1 and type 2. A new study, however, says that the condition should be categorized as five types. (Medical News Today)

Existing arthritis drug might help fight diabetes
A drug already used to treat rheumatic arthritis might also be useful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. A new study looks into the details. (Medical News Today)

Why are my palms itchy?
In this article we look at six possible reasons for itchy palms. We also talk about ways to relieve this itching, and how to prevent it from returning. (Medical News Today)

Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke
New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke. (Medical News Today)

How can I lower my insulin levels?
In this article, we look at nine ways to lower high insulin levels. This can be achieved through diet, lifestyle changes, supplements, and medication. (Medical News Today)

Why is my ankle itchy?
An itchy ankle is a complaint with a wide variety of causes. We discuss possible causes, means of prevention, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Low-fat vs. low-carb: Which diet is best for weight loss?
Dieters must often pick a side in the low-carb vs. low-fat diet question, but how can they know which is best for them? A new study weighs in. (Medical News Today)

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome
A new study explains the mechanism through which 1 year of yoga training benefits adults with metabolic syndrome and raised blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What to know about lactic acidosis
A look at lactic acidosis, a condition characterized by overproduction of lactic acid. Included is detail on complications and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know
When people are first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they may experience a honeymoon phase, where blood sugar levels remain normal with little or no help. (Medical News Today)

Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome
Xanthohumol — a compound found in beer — and two of its hydrogenated derivatives may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

Can you eat salmon skin?
A look at salmon skin, the skin of the oily fish rich in omega-3s. Included is detail on the nutritional benefits and the potential risks of eating it. (Medical News Today)

Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes
A new approach that allows direct measurement in live animals yields fresh clues on how insulin travels through blood vessel walls to reach muscle cells. (Medical News Today)

Can type 2 diabetes become insulin dependent diabetes?
It is sometimes thought that people with type 2 diabetes may develop type 1. Learn why some people with type 2 diabetes may be called insulin dependent. (Medical News Today)

Does metformin help you lose weight?
We examine what impact metformin might have on weight loss, how this drug is used to treat diabetes, and whether or not it helps people to lose weight. (Medical News Today)

How does diabetes affect wound healing?
Diabetes can cause wounds to heal more slowly. This increases the risk that people with diabetes will develop infections and other complications. (Medical News Today)

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?
We take a look at a number of ways for people to lower their blood sugar levels. Options include lifestyle changes, diet, and natural remedies. (Medical News Today)

How does fiber prevent weight gain?
A new study takes a fresh look at the relationship between dietary fiber, obesity, inflammation, and gut bacteria. A potential mechanism is unearthed. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Anti-aging proteins may treat diabetes, obesity, and cancer
A study explores proteins involved in longevity, which may help design treatments for a range of diseases, including obesity, some cancers, and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Surprising gene discovery could fuel new treatments
Researchers have identified a single gene mutation that may be responsible for both high and low blood sugar levels in a single family. (Medical News Today)

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?
Consuming a Western diet may prompt irreversible changes in the immune system that make it hyper-responsive to triggers of inflammation, says a new study. (Medical News Today)

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