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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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