Endocrinology Articles & Stories

Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure

Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure

Clinical investigators from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent's Hospital have demonstrated that a weight loss surgery procedure, known as 'gastric banding', can bring about the reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance in o... Read More


Type 1 Diabetes Risk Affected by the Timing of Starting Infants on Solid Food

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Affected by the Timing of Starting Infants on Solid Food

Infants could have an elevated risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later in life if they were transitioned to solid foods prior to turning 4 months of age. This is according to researchers from the University of Colorado and reported in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The risk also appears to be g... Read More


Sleep Could Be Essential to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Sleep Could Be Essential to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Men who don't receive enough sleep during the work week and catch up only on the weekend could be lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a US study presented at the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting. Read More


Type 2 Diabetes Drug Treatment Now Approved by the FDA

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Treatment Now Approved by the FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a drug called Farxiga to aid in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. The medication, in conjunction with diet and exercise, is said to help regulate blood sugar levels. Read More


The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Getting enough deep sleep is akin to delivering a strong healing medicine to the body. However, the reverse is true, as well. In fact, getting routinely poor or insufficient sleep can contribute to ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and weight gain, according... Read More


Relationship Between Obesity and Testosterone Levels

Relationship Between Obesity and Testosterone Levels

Endocrinologists at the University of Buffalo have published a report in Diabetes Care that 40 percent of obese participants involved in the Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study had lower-than-normal testosterone readings. In addition, the study revealed there was an inverse relationship between ... Read More


"Electric" Foot Bandage May Help Diabetics

A patented bandage with tiny batteries that run micro-currents through a wound to kill bacteria may hold promise for healing the stubborn foot ulcers that plague so many diabetics. "This electrical activity kills bacteria, keeps the wound clean and, in the studies we've had so far, has shown ... Read More


Quitting Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Quitting Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health

New research now concludes that quitting smoking may actually be hazardous to your health. While every medical expert agrees quitting smoking is important, the latest research demonstrates that quitting may actually increase a person's risk for Type 2 Diabetes -- though the risk does diminish ... Read More


Coffee Drinking May Lower Risk of Type II Diabetes

Coffee Drinking May Lower Risk of Type II Diabetes

Here is more good news about coffee and its potential as a health food: There is growing evidence that high intake of coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea are linked to a reduced risk of Type II diabetes. Read More


Majority of Diabetics Wear Wrong Shoe Sizes

Majority of Diabetics Wear Wrong Shoe Sizes

More than six out of 10 diabetics choose to wear shoes that are the wrong size, increasing their risk of slow-healing foot ulcers, limb amputation and even early death, according to a recent study. The research effort, performed at the University of Dundee in Scotland and published in the ... Read More


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