Diabetes

SLU Scientist Aims to Turn on Hypoglycemia’s Missed Signal

A $150,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will support research at Saint Louis University led by scientist Gina Yosten, Ph.D. Yosten’s team is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar known as hypoglycemia. “This project is focused on a very

SLU Researchers Discover Structure of Protein Associated with Inflammation, Parkinson’s

In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Saint Louis University scientists report that they have determined the structure of a key protein that is involved in the body’s inflammatory response. This finding opens the door to developing new treatments for a wide range of illnesses, from heart disease, diabetes and cancer to neurodegenerative disorders, including

Formula made with cow’s milk does not increase diabetes risk

A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase such children’s risk for developing the disease. The findings provide a long-awaited answer to the question of whether infant formula made with cow’s milk plays a role in the development of

Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the researchers deduced that a likely culprit of the two-way relationship between kidney disease and diabetes

Coronary Calcium Helps Stratify 10-Year Cardiac Risk in Diabetes

IRVINE, CA — Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores may be better at predicting the risk of a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in patients with type 2 diabetes than traditional scores such as Framingham, even in those who've had diabetes for 10 years, researchers report[1]. This conclusion is based on a new analysis of participants in

Simple Tool Identifies Hypoglycemia Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

A tool that uses standard clinical parameters can identify patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk of hypoglycemia-related emergency-department or hospital usage over the next year, a large US study reveals. In independent validation cohorts, patients categorized as high risk by the tool have a 20- to 23-fold higher risk of healthcare

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Diabetes, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

Doctors can’t predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one’s own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring. Now, a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that viruses in the intestines

SLU Researchers Study Relationship Between Diabetes Drug, Dementia

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University researchers have received a $443,636 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the relationship between the diabetes drug Metformin and dementia risk. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor and research director in the department of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University, said this is the first study of