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There are roughly about 4 million Thais and about 380,000 expats in Thailand afflicted with this disease. Keep updated with ways to control and manage diabetes while also monitor what’s developing in the research sector of this disease.
Source: COVID-19 And Metformin  Sep 04, 2020  24 days ago
COVID-19 And Metformin: A new study comprising researchers from China, America and UK have shown that metformin as a diabetic drug for COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes was associated with higher incidence of acidosis which could lead to kidney complications but it was not associated with higher mortality rates.   The study findings were published in the journal: Cell Metabolism https:...
Source: Diabetes News  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
Diabetes News: Researchers from Salk Institute-California have made a major breakthrough in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.7 million Americans with a cost of US$14.5 billion annually.   Utilizing stem cell technology, the research team generated the first human insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters abl...
Source: Diabetes And Canagliflozin  Aug 09, 2020  2 months ago
Diabetes And Canagliflozin: A serious drug interaction between canagliflozin (Invokana) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) was thought to cause liver and muscle toxicity (myotoxoicty) in a female patient in Canada, according to a new published case report. The case report was published in the medical journal: Annals of Internal Medicine as reported by Dr David Juurlink, MD, PhD, of Sunnybrook Health Sc...
Source: Diabetes and COVID-19  Jul 02, 2020  3 months ago
Diabetes And COVID-19: A case study by German researchers from University of Kiel have confirmed that the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can trigger diabetes and insulin dependency in young adults who have otherwise been healthy with any prior history of sickness or diabetes. It is assumed that the diabetes is triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus attacking the pancreas thru the ACE-2 receptors present ...
Source: Medical Fund Raising Project  Jun 28, 2020  3 months ago
HELP! Medical Fund Raising Project: Sale Of Artworks We urgently need your help for various needs from expanding this site, and procuring medical supplies for various charity projects we manage. We have a series of paintings from the famed Canadian artist: Bruneau,Kittie who is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts  and at 91, her paintings are displayed in various famous museums a...
Source: Diabetes  Jun 27, 2020  3 months ago
Diabetes: Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia, United States in a new study have demonstrated that blood sugar control may not protect diabetes patients from vision loss as earlier believed. The research results, however, do not deny the importance of tight blood sugar control in diabetics avoiding eye complications.   Individuals with diabetes can have diabetic re...
Source: Vildagliptin Versus Metformin  Jun 17, 2020  3 months ago
Vildagliptin an oral anti-hyperglycemic agent that goes by the trade name Galvus showed similar protective effects as metformin on the beta-cell function, reduced insulin resistance, and blood sugar levels in newly diagnosed Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a recent study. The research trial further found that there was an improved insulin sensitivity in patients treated wi...
Source: Diabetes  Jun 17, 2020  3 months ago
Diabetes: The elderly with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a growing but under-studied population that is prone to hypoglycemia, particularly when diabetes is longstanding. Unknown to many, hypoglycemia can cause altered mental status and sometimes seizure or loss of consciousness, which can prove fatal. According to this six-month, multi-site clinical study trial called the Wireless Innovation for Sen...
Source: Thailand Diabetes  Jun 14, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes: Indian Researchers led by a Keralite have found in a new study that green jackfruit powder decreases blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetes patients.   The study findings have been published in the American Diabetes Association’s medical journal: Diabetes. https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/69/Supplement_1/719-P   The study suggests a thera...
Source: Diabetes and COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: New emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in otherwise healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes.   The report was published in the medical journal: New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2018688   The report was initiated by an international group of 1...
Source: Diabetic Retinopathy   Jun 12, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a typical complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the world. A new research by scientist from University Of Oklahoma show that visual function in diabetic mice was significantly improved after treatment with a single dose of visual chromophore 9-cis-retinal, a vitamin A analog that can form a visual pigment in the retina cells, thereby producing a light...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes And COVID-19: French researchers in a new study show that body mass index (BMI) is associated with tracheal intubation and/or death within seven days among individuals with diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19.   Dr Bertrand Cariou from the University of Nantes in France, and his research team conducted a multicenter study in 1,317 people with diabetes (88.5 percent with type 2 diabe...
Source: Metformin and Diabetes  May 30, 2020  4 months ago
Metformin: The US FDA has issued warnings that many brands and versions of the drug Metformin that is used by diabetics in the US and around the world have been found to be contaminated with a carcinogenic compound called N-Nitrosodimethylamine.   The U.S. health regulators have started telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory te...
Source: Diabetes  May 29, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes: The world’s first study of COVID-19 to specifically analyze the effect of the diabetes in hospitalized patients has found that one in ten patients dies within 7 days of hospital admission, and one in five is intubated and mechanically ventilated by this point.   The study is published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabete...
Source: Diabetes  May 27, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes: According to medical researchers from the  University of Buffalo, a century old drug used to treat sleeping sickness, could be  been repurposed to fight oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers. http://inventions.arizona.edu/technologies/ua18-037_advanced-engineered-formulations-of-suramin-microparticles-and-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery-and-applications-therein   The rec...
Source: Thailand Diabetes News  May 22, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes: Canadian medical researchers have isolated metabolites in the blood that can accurately predict whether a female will develop type 2 diabetes after experiencing a transient form of illness during pregnancy.   This breakthrough could lead to a diagnostic test that would aid physicians identify females at greatest risk and help them potentially avert the disease through intervention...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  May 17, 2020  4 months ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: A new research shows that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However there is some positive news: people with T2D whose blood sugar is well controlled fare much better than those with more poorly controlled blood sugar.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 15, 2020  8 months ago
Hospitals and private users who have purchased the Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps are asked to stop using the medical devices immediately and to contact Medtronic directly urgently or it authorized distributors. Patients are asked to see their healthcare providers immediately.   About  322,000 MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps have been recalled by Medtronic due to a defect ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  8 months ago
According to a new study by a University of Alberta researchers, pregnant women diagnosed with diabetes who have elevated fasting (pre-meal) blood sugar levels are more likely to face complications than those who have only elevated post-meal glucose levels.   Cardiology Professor Dr Padma Kaul, who is also an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health told Thailand Medical News, "...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  9 months ago
A breakthrough discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, medical scientists from Australia have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin. Utilizing a novel glycosylation technique, an international research team led by Associate Professor Dr Akhter Hossain from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, has successfully...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  9 months ago
Medical researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have deciphered the diabetogenic role of a certain type of calcium channel in insulin-secreting beta cells. The researchers believe that blockade of these channels could be a potential new treatment strategy for diabetes. The recent study is published in the scientific journal PNAS. The CaV3.1 channels have a marginal role in healthy ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  10 months ago
A new broad European study involving multiple medical institutes finds that patients with diabetes do not benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pacemakers. Typically, current treatment recommendations support ICD pacemaker treatment for all patients with severe malfunction of the left ventricle. The purpose of the defibrillator is to protect the patient from life-threatening...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  11 months ago
Pharma giant Sanofi has announced that its Toujeo (insulin glargine 300units/mL) is effective at reducing average blood sugar (HbA1c) in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, compared to insulin glargine 100units/mL (Gla-100). In the Phase III EDITION-JUNIOR study of 463 children and adolescents over the age of six, Toujeo met its primary endpoint of non-inferior reduction of HbA1c compa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  1 year ago
Thailand Diabetes Researchers from Charles University in Prague have found that real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) is effective among those with type 1 Diabetes irrespective of what modalities are used to deliver insulin to the body.   The three year trial called COMISAIR (Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities for Type 1 Diabetes Including Sensor-Augmented Insulin Regim...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 21, 2019  1 year ago
Endowed Professor  of Cardiovascular Medicine from the University Of California-Davis, Dr Nipavan Chiamvimonvat who has a long litany of professional and international awards and more than 135 medical research papers published, has once again with her team made another major discovery as to the actual mechanism as to how diabetes causes vascular disease. Prof Dr Nipavan Chiamvomonvat Toget...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 10, 2019  1 year ago
Findings from the Rewind (Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes) Trial by McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences , has indicated that the drug dulaglutide (brandname: Trulicity) reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 diabetes. The trial which was one of the largest of its kind involved more than 9,90...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 06, 2019  1 year ago
A new discovery by a research team from Heidelberg University in Germany reveals that lowering serum cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN).  Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that occurs when an individual has diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy most often ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 02, 2019  1 year ago
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults across the world, but the most  challenging aspect of the disease is that it often goes undetected until too much damage has been done and the person affected is already losing their vision. Most diabetics have few treatment options as the severity of the condition and vision loss worsens.   Regeneron Pharmaceuticals D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 18, 2019  1 year ago
Diabetes  affects about 442 million people worldwide (2019) and the figures keep rising with Thailand alone having more than 4.7 million people with diabetes.   Diabetes is the result when a person’s body is not able to produce enough insulin naturally (type 1 diabetes) or when the insulin produced is not efficiently used in the body (type 2 diabetes). Insulin is  produced i...
Source: Harvard Medical School, Boston  May 10, 2019  1 year ago
Statin use may lower the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study published online May 2 in JAMA Ophthalmology.   High cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of developing glaucoma, but a new study suggests taking statins to lower cholesterol helps to reduce this risk.   Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, typic...
Source: US FDA  May 08, 2019  1 year ago
If you have type 2 diabetes and are taking a newer class of medications to treat your disease—but one day you notice pain, redness and a foul odor in your genital area.If this happens, new research suggests you need to see your doctor immediately, because you may be suffering from Fournier gangrene. Also known as a "flesh-eating" disease, this infection attacks your genital or anal...
Source: National Institutes of Health,US  May 02, 2019  1 year ago
Taking a folic acid supplement daily before pregnancy may reduce the risk of gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.    Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, or vitamin B9, which is found in leafy green vegetables, nuts, peas, beans and other foods. The U.S. Preventive Services T...
Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  May 01, 2019  1 year ago
Results of a recently completed clinical trial of a potential drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children were announced at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 meeting in Baltimore, Md.  Study coauthor Jane Lynch, M.D., FAAP, professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio, said the drug, liraglutide, in combination with an existing medication, metformin, showed robust effect in treating chi...
Source: Uppsala University  Apr 27, 2019  1 year ago
Many diabetes patients do not only have problems with their insulin, but also with the release of the hormone glucagon. Researchers at Uppsala University have now discovered a regulation mechanism which could provide an opportunity to improve blood glucose control in these patients. The hormone glucagon, which is released from alpha cells in the pancreas, plays a vital role in blood glucos...
Source: University of Pennsylvania  Apr 22, 2019  1 year ago
Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found specific strains of the common pathogen Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are associated with wounds that do not heal. Researc...
Source: University of Edinburgh   Apr 13, 2019  1 year ago
Researchers say patients should continue to take the drugs, which are commonly prescribed to older men, but warn they may need additional health checks. The team stressed that current treatment guidelines do not need to change, based on their study of patient health records. Men with enlarged prostates are commonly prescribed drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that reduce the production ...
Source: Proceedings From ENDO 2019, Endocrine Society Annula Meeting in new Orleans, LA.  Mar 24, 2019  2 years ago
Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study  presented on Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.   "Based on our findings, A1c should not be solely used to determine the prevalence of diabetes," said lead researcher Maria Me...
Source: University Hospital Basel   Feb 15, 2019  2 years ago
There is a higher risk of fragility bone fracture for people with diabetes, and a new study was able to identify a key factor specific to type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients.   The study in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that poor glucose control significantly reduces the risk, in T1D patients, of a fall from standing height or...
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Feb 08, 2019  2 years ago
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. An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin. Credit: Felice Frankel About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a...
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital  Jan 30, 2019  2 years ago
In the United States, the drug price for insulin has skyrocketed over the last two decades. While the price has increased for all forms of insulin, newer, "analogue" insulin medications such as glargine and lispro have become especially expensive. This is particularly true for patients with insufficient drug coverage or for Medicare beneficiaries in the Part D coverage gap. CareMore ...
Source: University of Copenhagen  Jan 26, 2019  2 years ago
The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such as increased level of insulin in the blood known as...
Source: University Of Bergen  Jan 05, 2019  2 years ago
Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate these levels. In collaboration with other international researchers, researchers at the University of Bergen have, discovered that glucagon.producing cells in the pancreas, can change i...
Source: Mayo Clinic  Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start. Consider these tips.   When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, such as if you're overweigh...
Source: Texas A&M University  Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University's department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention. The study can be found online in the November edition of the diabetes journal of the American Diabetes Associati...
Source: University of Bristol  Dec 24, 2018  2 years ago
Scientists have identified a growth factor found in the kidneys that could minimise the diabetes-inducing effects of blood vessel damage. The research, led by experts in renal disease and translational health sciences from the University of Bristol  focused on a group of growth factors categorised as VEGFs, or vascular endothelial growth factors. These are growth factors produced by...
Source: University Of Tasmania  Dec 17, 2018  2 years ago
Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory.   During a five-year study, participants with diabetes showed a decline in verbal memory and fluency. Using MRI scans, researchers saw that the participants' brains were smaller at the star...
Society for Endocrinology  Nov 22, 2018  2 years ago
Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggest that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduces cognitive impairments caused by low blood sugar, which could help to improve the qualit...
Source: University of Missouri-Columbia  Nov 05, 2018  2 years ago
In a first study of its kind study, researchers have found that a common chemical consumers are exposed to several times a day may be altering insulin release. Results of the study, led by scientists at the University of Missouri, indicate that the Food and Drug Administration-approved "safe" daily exposure amount of BPA may be enough to have implications for the development of Type 2 di...
Source: British Medical Journal  Nov 02, 2018  2 years ago
A predominantly plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, not least because of its potential impact on mood, suggests a systematic review of the available evidence, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.   This diet is associated with improved psychological wellbeing, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for typ...
Source: Lund University in Sweden  Oct 26, 2018  2 years ago
By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes. In preclinical experiments, the researchers behind a new study have also shown that it is possible to prevent the development of the disease. The findings are published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism. VDAC1 Protein The researchers at Lund...
Source: American Diabetes Association  Oct 02, 2018  2 years ago
Having type 1 diabetes is not associated with an increased risk of developing a hearing impairment, research has found. Scientists compared 1,150 people with type 1 diabetes with 283 of their partners who did not have the condition - the results indicated no overall difference in hearing ability in both groups. Type 1 diabetes does not impact hearing loss study suggests However, the findin...
Source: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD  Aug 28, 2018  2 years ago
Polyneuropathy is one of the most common complications in people with diabetes. However, it can also occur with certain risk factors or diseases before the onset of diabetes. First symptoms are often pins-and-needles sensations in the feet. Although polyneuropathy is present in about 30% of people with diabetes, it often remains undiagnosed. Scientists from the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in D&uu...
Source: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging  Aug 08, 2018  2 years ago
Researchers have discovered a new nuclear medicine test that could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes. The new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging method could measure beta-cell mass, which would greatly enhance the ability to monitor and guide diabetes therapies. This study is reported in the featured article of the month in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issu...
Source: NHS,UK  Jul 21, 2018  2 years ago
Studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.       Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests.   The finding of a link followed the tracking of Parkinson's diagnoses among millions o...
Source: Multiple  Jul 20, 2018  2 years ago
Improved medications for Type 2 diabetes are one step closer thanks to a new discovery reported this week by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University. By modifying the key ingredient in current diabetes drugs, the researchers produced a compound that was effective for hyperglycemia in animal trials, yet without the most problematic side effects of current drugs. &n...

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