A focus on beta cell mass could help prevent type 2 diabetes

A focus on beta cell mass could help prevent type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a global health problem expected to affect nearly seven percent of the world’s population by 2035. Treatment broadly focuses on regulating glucose levels, and an increase in the range of pharmacological options means that it is usually possible to manage the condition. However, diabetes cannot be cured. Professor Yoshifumi Saisho from Keio University, Japan, advocates moving the focus […]

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Magnitude of uncontrolled hypertension, and associated factors, amongst adult hypertensive patients in public hospitals of Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018

  Uncontrolled hypertension For the general hypertensive population, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) is if the systolic blood pressure (SBP) is ≥140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is ≥90mm Hg. For inpatients with established diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease – it’s when SBP is ≥130 mm Hg and/or DBP is ≥80mm Hg. Blood pressure results are based on […]

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Diabetes treatment: Could carbonates be an alternative?

Diabetes testing

Diabetes affects millions of adults worldwide and is still a disease without a cure. While injections of insulin can help manage symptoms, there are currently no therapies to treat the underlying cause of diabetes. However, Dr Kenji Sorimachi has found that perhaps the answer lies in the form of carbonate complexes that show an ability to metabolise carbohydrates into glucose […]

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Gestational diabetes: A novel detection strategy

Gestational diabetes: A novel detection strategy

Gestational diabetes is a complication arising in pregnancy that can lead to serious and lifelong health concerns for the mother and child. Currently all pregnant women undergo screening for gestational diabetes, a time-consuming and demanding procedure. However, diagnosis often comes late in pregnancy, leaving limited time for intervention. Dr Jonatan Dereke and his fellow researchers at Lund University, Sweden are […]

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