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What's New on the Forefront of Diabetes Research

Diabetes research is an ever expanding field. New medications and new methods of administering some tried and true medications makes this a time of hope for people with diabetes. Genetics, stem cell research, and possible transplants are all fields which are growing by leaps and bounds towards a cure.
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Pancreas Transplants
The pancreas is an important organ of digestion that produces a hormone called insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, the insulin producing cells are destroyed. A transplanted pancreas can mean a new life for a diabetic patient.

Stem Cell Research - What is it?
There are many areas in medicine where stem cell research could have a significant impact. For example, there are a variety of diseases and injuries in which a patient's cells or tissues are destroyed and must be replaced by tissue or organ transplants, as defined by A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center.

Clinical Trials Need Volunteers
Clinical research trials and studies help scientists discover ways to cure diseases. Diabetes is no exception. New advancements and improvements in care, as well as hope for a cure, are compelling reasons to volunteer.

Can Cinnamon Help Lower Blood Glucose and Cholesterol?
There has been a lot of talk these days about cinnamon. According to some studies, cinnamon may improve blood glucose and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Based on those studies, it seems that cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Is Benfotiamine Effective for Treating Diabetic Complications?
Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1. In clinical trials, it has been shown to be effective in reversing the damage caused by high blood sugar in the cells.

Kineret Proves Effective as Diabetes Medication During Clinical Trials
The arthritis drug anakinra (Kineret) has tested favorably in clinical trials for controlling blood glucose levels in diabetes.

Your Bones May Regulate Your Metabolism and Weight
New research about the role of bones in endocrine functions provides exciting insight into the ever expanding area of diabetes management. Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that bones do more than provide structural support our bodies. They also produce a hormone called osteocalcin that seem to play a part in regulating blood glucose and other functions of metabolism. The skeleton may more involved in the functioning of the endocrine system than previously thought.

Family Medical History, Ethnicity and Diabetes
Family medical history and ethnicity can provide great insights into health risks -- including the risk of developing diabetes.

Look AHEAD - Diabetes Study Look AHEAD
Look AHEAD - Diabetes Study Look AHEAD

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