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December 2013

Organ Trafficking or Life Saver?

I recently saw a program on HBO featuring a Turkish and an Israeli physician who discussed their role in selling kidneys on the organ trafficking market. The Turk, a surgeon, saw himself as a skilled physician who is able to extend patients' lives. The Israeli, a nephrologist, saw himself as a hero. Both work in an shady industry where some people's demands and pocketbooks operate at levels far beyond our society's comfort zone: Many people consider organ trafficking to be a nefarious thing.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 4, 2013

April 2010

It’s All in the Genes: New Study Links Low Birth Weight and Type 2 Diabetes

The first concrete evidence of a genetic link between low birth weight and the potential for developing type 2 diabetes has been published in the April 6 issue of the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists previously believed that lower birth weight babies were more at risk, but the cause remained unclear.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 11, 2010

July 2009

Pregnant Women Who Snore Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes

Women who frequently snore-at least three nights a week-run a substantially higher risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy than non-snorers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 9, 2009

April 2009

Study Shows Link Between Gum Disease and Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women who have gum disease run a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes than pregnant women who have healthy gums, says a study from the New York University College of Dentistry.

comments 2 comments - Posted Apr 16, 2009

Low Birth Weight Could Increase Adult Risk of Diabetes

A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism of The Endocrine Society says that low birth weight could be associated with a higher incidence of inflammation in adulthood, setting the stage for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 15, 2009

February 2009

Sulfonylureas, If Used Quickly, Appear to Reverse Neonatal Diabetes

A report in the February 4, 2009, issue of Cell Metabolism says that babies born with neonatal diabetes might be able to avoid irreversible damage to the pancreas if doctors treat them quickly with sulfonylureas rather than insulin.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 25, 2009

August 2008

Are Caesarean Babies More Likely to Develop Diabetes?
Are Caesarean Babies More Likely to Develop Diabetes?

Babies delivered by Caesarean section have a 20 percent higher risk than normal deliveries of developing type 1 diabetes in childhood, according to a study by a team of researchers from  Queen's University Belfast

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 28, 2008

December 2007

In Gestational Diabetes, Menin Might Be the Guilty Party

When a woman is pregnant, she needs to produce more insulin than usual because her body is feeding more cells than normal. A hormone, prolactin, which is abundant during pregnancy, causes more pancreatic islet cells to grow in order to produce the extra insulin.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 30, 2007

September 2007

Eating For Two: A Personal Story of Pregnancy and Diabetes

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year, my doctors and I were rather shocked. I was only 27 years old at the time, slender and in good shape. Diabetes does run in my mother's side of the family, so I wasn't completely taken aback.

comments 2 comments - Posted Sep 28, 2007

July 2007

Prevent Birth Defects: Don't Get Pregnant Until Your Sugar Is Controlled

Two-thirds of pregnancies in women with diabetes are unplanned. How long after conception do those women realize they're pregnant? They may be eight weeks into their pregnancy before they know it's happened.

comments 5 comments - Posted Jul 14, 2007

April 2007

High Sugar Levels Can Cause Birth Defects: Joslin Study Tells How
High Sugar Levels Can Cause Birth Defects: Joslin Study Tells How

Women with diabetes are up to five times more likely than the general population to have a baby with birth defects, especially of the heart and spinal cord, organs that form within the first few weeks of pregnancy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 17, 2007

NovoLog Approved for Pregnant Type 1's

On January 30, 2007, the FDA upgraded NovoLog (a fast-acting insulin analog from Novo Nordisk) from Category C to Category B, thereby indicating that NovoLog is safe and effective for pregnant women with type 1 and their unborn children.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 16, 2007

March 2007

Joslin Researchers Discover a Surprising Culprit in the Search for Causes of Diabetic Birth Defects: Protein Makes It Possible for High Blood Glucose to Enter Embryonic Cells
Joslin Researchers Discover a Surprising Culprit in the Search for Causes of Diabetic Birth Defects: Protein Makes It Possible for High Blood Glucose to Enter Embryonic Cells

Boston - March 5, 2007 - Over the past several years, Joslin Investigator Mary R. Loeken, Ph.D., and her colleagues at Joslin Diabetes Center have unlocked several mysteries behind what puts women with diabetes more at risk of having a child with birth defects.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 21, 2007

July 2003

Stop Right Where You Are! Finns Testing Kids at Birth for Diabetes.

A push to screen children for diabetes at birth in Finland has identified about 75 percent of those who later developed diabetes at an early age.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2003

March 2003

Uncontrolled Diabetes Leads to More Birth Defects

Better get your blood glucose under control before you even think about getting pregnant.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2003

December 2002

Shedding Light on Recurrent Miscarriages

Women who have repeated miscarriages are likely to be insulin-resistant, according to researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2002

Shedding Light on Recurrent Miscarriages: Insulin Resistance a Possible Culprit for Some

Women who have repeated miscarriages are likely to be insulin-resistant, according to researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2002

October 2000

Studies Show No Major Association Between Breastfeeding and Diabetes

New parents who have type 1 diabetes can rest assured that breastfeeding does not increase their babies' chances of developing the disease.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2000

November 1999

How Low Can a Pregnant Woman Go?

I am 28 years old and I've had juvenile diabetes for 21 years. I want to try for a family. I'm concerned about my frequent dropping out with low blood sugars at any given time, for a hundred different reasons (hormone levels is one). My big question is, how low can your blood sugars go before it starts to harm a fetus? Or, is it a matter of how long you have a low blood sugar?

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

May 1999

Can Type 1 Diabetes Be Detected at Birth?

Researchers in Sweden say that islet autoantibodies are already common at birth in children who develop type 1 diabetes later in life, and that screening for islet cell autoantibodies at birth could be a crucial step in identifying those at risk for developing type 1 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1999

April 1999

Babies With Low Birth Weight More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes Later in Life

Researchers at the Channing Laboratory in Boston have discovered that babies who are born with a low birth weight are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as they get older.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1999

February 1998

A Cause for Pregnant Pause

Some women with type 1 diabetes will need additional insulin during their pregnancy and a new blood test can reveal one reason why.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1998

March 1995

Combining Pregnancy And Diabetes:

I am writing from my personal perspective about diabetes and pregnancy for two reasons: One, because I am a mother and a type I diabetic, and two, because I am a big believer in the virtues of a diabetes and pregnancy team. I don't think I could have had a successful pregnancy without it. I wanted the perfect baby, but, given my medical problems and diabetes, I knew I needed help.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1995

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