Older women with type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood in their brains as those who do not have the disease. Findings demonstrate alterations in neural blood use are a primary reason for deficits in motor function experienced by those with diabetes.
Researchers demonstrate how a single injection of fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) can restore blood sugar levels to normal for extended periods in rodent models of type 2 diabetes. Studies show how FGF1 affects specific neurons and perineuronal nets to help restore blood sugar levels to normal, thus sending diabetes into remission.
Summary: In males, a genetic variant of DUSP8 can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by impairing the brain’s...
A new online tool can help individuals determine their risk of ischemic stroke. Preliminary findings from those who used the tool report a strong association between metabolic syndrome and ischemic stroke risk was in white women.
A new high-resolution 3D model reveals strong similarities in fibril structures associated with Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes.
It is well reported that diabetes is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 infections and increased mortality risk as a result of the virus. A new study reports those with Type 2 diabetes with well-controlled blood sugar levels fare much better if the contract coronavirus than those with poorly controlled blood glucose levels.
Women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of developing diabetes, a new study reports. In mouse models, lactation improved glucose tolerance and increased beta-cell mass three weeks post-delivery. Prolactin produced as a result of lactation induced serotonin production of beta cells. Findings suggest serotonin mediates the long-term beneficial effects of lactation of female metabolic health by increasing beta-cell proliferation and reducing oxidative stress in beta-cells.
The risk of severe complications, including death, from coronavirus, is almost 50% higher in those with diabetes than the general population. Although it is yet to be verified in humans, new findings suggest diabetes may not only be a risk factor for severe COVID-19, but the infection could result in causing new onset of diabetes due to the damage it causes to pancreatic beta cells.
Study sheds light on the role brain insulin plays in weight and visceral fat accumulation.
Higher levels of plasmin, an enzyme involved in blood clotting prevention, enhances the virulence and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 by cleaving its spike proteins. Enhanced levels of plasmin are common in a range of diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. The findings shed light on why those with hypertension and diabetes are at increased risk of complications following coronavirus infection.