Tag: "glucose" at medical news
Diabetic hearts make unhealthy switch to high-fat diet
...ult, diabetic heart muscle used about half as much glucose
and four times more fat for energy than the hearts...up receiving standard therapies to normalize blood glucose
levels and the other group receiving additional therapies designed to decrease the amount of fat in ...
Obesity may be factor in accelerated type I diabetes in some patients
...in in metabolizing carbohydrates and in regulating glucose
(blood sugar) levels in the body, and diabetes res...one that "unlocks" the cells of the body, allowing glucose
to enter and fuel them. Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the bo...
Jan/Feb Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... aspirin use as well as substantial improvement in glucose
control. They call for more aggressive and systematic efforts for early diabetes diagnosis and for consideration as clinical policy. Diabetes: How Are We Diagnosing and Initially Managing It? By Patrick J. O'Connor, M.D., M.P.H., et al This study o...
Amputation among patients with diabetes mellitus: Is height a factor?
...bgroup of patients for whom data on fasting plasma glucose
levels and dyslipidemia were available, the risk of amputation was even greater (79% relative increase in risk of amputation. This finding was independent of other factors such as the adequacy of diabetes control. These findings, particularly that t...
Weight loss improves bladder control in women with prediabetes
...women with prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose
levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetic...34 overweight people with higher-than-normal blood glucose
levels to one of three approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes: dietary changes and increased physica...
Study by Einstein researchers could lead to a novel strategy for treating obesity
...showed how the hypothalamus monitors and regulates glucose
levels in the body. The present study shows that this brain region also monitors fatty acid levels and responds by controlling appetite. The study focused on malonyl CoA, a molecule suspected of being one of the critical nutrients influencing hypotha...
Atherothrombosis patients world-wide often have undertreated, undercontrolled risk factors
... hyperglycemia (4.9 percent), and impaired fasting glucose
(36.5 percent in those not known to be diabetic) were common. "The REACH Registry demonstrates a substantial gap between recommendations in guidelines and actual clinical practice in the care of patients with or at risk for atherothrombosis," the au...
Mysterious condition still more prevalent among Persian Gulf vets
...nown as good cholesterol; elevated levels of blood glucose
after fasting; and a large waist size. In both deployed and non-deployed veterans diagnosed with CMI, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was twice that of veterans not suffering from CMI. Metabolic syndrome is associated with several-fold risk of d...
Doctors at UVA health system search for new treatments for diabetic kidney disease
...n of diabetes-- a disease marked by high levels of glucose
in the blood because of defects in the way the body makes or uses insulin. For instance, in 2002, nearly 154,000 diabetic patients reached end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant, according to th...
Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in type 1 diabetes
control lowers the risk of heart disease and strok...tion in cardiovascular events from intensive blood glucose
control than from drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol," said Saul Genuth, M.D, of Case W...
Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
...multiple daily (three or more) insulin injections, glucose
monitoring and lifestyle intervention as young adu...ressive treatment compared with conventional blood glucose
control. The latest findings appear in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The i...
Software might revolutionize glucose monitoring in critically ill patients
...computerized system to easilymonitor the levels of glucose
in the blood of patients in intensivecare. A study...computersoftware that assists in the monitoring of glucose
levels incritically ill patients, saves nurses time and effort and is moreefficient than the paper-b...
New microchip technology for medical imaging biomarkers of disease
...addition,cancer cells increase their metabolism of glucose
about 25 fold. There wereabout three million clini...PC. FDG was produced on the chip and used to image glucose
metabolism in a mousewith a specially designed PET scanner for mice produced by Siemens, called amic...
Insulin levels and resistance linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
...bservational studies, type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose
intolerance are fairly consistent, albeit somewhat...udy to determine whether fasting serum insulin and glucose
concentrations were associated with risk for incident pancreatic cancer. The study consisted of 29,1...
New study finds that older Americans may improve memory by exercising their brains and bodies
...ll meals throughout the day prevents dips in blood glucose
levels and glucose
is the primary energy source for the brain. Physical Fitness Brisk daily walks and stretching we...
UQ researchers show traditional Chinese exercises can help combat diabetes
...c program has a beneficial effect on indicators of glucose
metabolism and may therefore play a role in developing secondary prevention strategies for Type 2 diabetes," he said. During the three month pilot study 11 participants undertook the exercise program. The program included Qigong (pronounced chi kung...
Modified Atkins diet effectively treats childhood seizures
...cts of starvation, in which the body first uses up glucose
and glycogen before burning stored body fat. In the absence of glucose, the body produces ketones, a chemical by-product of fat that can inhibit seizures. Children who remain seizure-free for two years on the ketogenic diet often can resume normal ea...
JCI table of contents: December 1, 2005
...ity of Lausanne demonstrate that expression of the glucose
transporter type 2 (GLUT2) in glial cells of the b...euronal cells, is key to the direct sensing of low glucose
levels (hypoglycemia), a life-threatening condition that is often caused by insulin and anti-hypergl...
Scientists unlock solid tumor treatment genetic secrets
...s that don't require oxygen to extract energy from glucose
or genes needed to build new blood vessels that br...ile another gene, Slc2a1, is important in bringing glucose
into the cell for energy. In addition, the St. Jude team discovered that some genes continue to be ...
Increased duration of breastfeeding associated with decreased risk of diabetes
...have demonstrated improved insulin sensitivity and glucose
tolerance during lactation compared with nonlactat...women. Together with clinical evidence of improved glucose
homeostasis [equilibrium] in lactating women, these data suggest that lactation may reduce the risk ...
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