Fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain may be caused by insulin resistance, groundbreaking new research suggests. And, scientists say, the agonising condition may be treatable using a common diabetes drug. A blood test for diabetes offers fresh hope to fibromyalgia sufferers who may see their pain reduced by taking metforminGetty – Contributor A team of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston says that the discovery could lead to a revolutionary shift on how chronic pain is treated – potentially saving billions in painkillers. In a new study, they were able to separate patients with fibromyalgia […]
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin. Credit: Felice Frankel An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach. In tests in animals, the researchers showed that they could deliver enough insulin to lower blood sugar to […]
Common vaccine can reverse advanced cases of diabetes, study says New research completed at Massachusetts General Hospital Hide TranscriptShow Transcript WEBVTT >> WE KNOW HIGH BLOOD SUGARS LONG TERM WILL LEAD TO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES. >> IT’S A PROBLEM DR. DENISE FAUSTMAN AND HER TEAM AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL HAVE FOCUSED ON FOR YEARS. AND NOW, PROMISING RESULTS. IN A STUDY OUT TODAY IN THE JOURNAL VACCINES, THEY DESCRIBE HOW A 100-YEAR-OLD DRUG, BCG, LOWERED BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS IN TYPE ONE DIABETES PATIENTS TO THE NEAR NORMAL RANGE AND KEPT THEM THERE. >> THIS TRIAL IS UNIQUE IN TREATING PEOPLE WHO […]
Angela Lautner who lives in Elsmere, Ky. has Type 1 diabetes and is an advocate for affordable insulin. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption Angela Lautner who lives in Elsmere, Ky. has Type 1 diabetes and is an advocate for affordable insulin. Angela Lautner knew her thirst was unusual, even for someone directing airplanes, outside in the Memphis summer heat. “We had coolers of Gatorade and water for people to always have access to,” Lautner remembers of her job as a ground services agent. “But the amount of thirst that I felt was just incredible.” She had no appetite and […]
Coffee can cut the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and even heart disease, a new study has claimed. Drinking as many as four cups of coffee a day can significantly reduce the likelihood of getting hypertension and diabetes, according to new research. Scientist found that even having decaffeinated coffee can still have health benefits. Researchers at the universities of Navarre in Spain and Catania in Italy discovered a link between coffee consumption and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, or MetS, is a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, which raises the risk of cardiovascular problems, […]
THE Honey Monster is suffering from type 2 diabetes, it has emerged. This content was originally published here.
People with high blood pressure and diabetes could be at higher risk of severe or fatal coronavirus symptoms because of how their medicines work, scientists say. Drugs called ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may change the shape of someone’s cells in a way that makes it easier for the coronavirus to infect them. The common medications were prescribed almost 65million times in England last year and cost the NHS more than £100m. A paper published in prestigious British medical journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine studied how the coronavirus latches on to people’s cells to infect them. But a doctor […]
Global health regulators are looking into whether widely used diabetes drugs may contain unsafe levels of a carcinogen that has previously been found in heart and gastric medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Wednesday that the agency is testing samples of metformin sold in the U.S. for NDMA, and that it will recommend recalls of the medication as appropriate. Metformin is widely prescribed to patients when they are initially treated for type 2 diabetes. “The agency is in the beginning stages of testing metformin,” said FDA spokesman Jeremy Kahn in an emailed statement. “However, the […]
This amazing drink will help you lower the blood pressure, burn the extra fat, fight diabetes and boost your metabolism. The detox combination is made to lower blood pressure, blast the fat in your entire body and fight diabetes through doing that. You don’t believe us? Prepare it and see for yourself! Here is the recipe: Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon of Raw Honey 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 glass of water (12-16 oz.) Directions: Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix them together.Consume the drink every morning […]
Gefährliches Duo: Diabetes und Parodontitis – Menschen mit Diabetes Typ 1 und 2 haben ein dreifach erhöhtes Risiko, an Parodontitis zu erkranken und verlieren mehr Zähne. Umgekehrt verschlechtert die… This content was originally published here.