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Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

Evidence for the role of gut bacteria and inflammation in the etiology of type 1 diabetes is steadily mounting. Breaking research adds more detail. Diabetes News From Medical News Today

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Blue corn may help prevent, treat metabolic syndrome

A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Diabetes News From Medical News Today

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Toll-Like Receptor 4 Activation Contributes to Diabetic Bladder Dysfunction in a Murine Model of Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetic bladder dysfunction (DBD) is a common urological complication of diabetes. Innate immune system activation via Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) leads to inflammation and oxidative stress and was implicated in diabetes pathophysiology. We hypothesized that bladder hypertrophy and hypercontractility in DBD is mediated by TLR4 activation. Wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (TLR4KO) mice were made [...]

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Platelet Hyperreactivity in Diabetes: Focus on GPVI Signaling–Are Useful Drugs Already Available?

Adults with diabetes are 2–4 times more likely to suffer from heart disease or ischemic stroke than adults without diabetes, yet standard antiplatelet therapy, which is the cornerstone for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, fails in many patients with diabetes. Three independent but often interrelated variables that contribute to platelet hyperreactivity—high blood glucose, [...]

January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More