Diabetes

Common Name(s)

Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body controls your blood glucose, or blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, feeling very thirsty and hungry (even when you are drinking and eating), feeling very tired, blurry vision, cuts and bruises that heal slowly, weight loss, as well as tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and/or feet. Onset can take place at any time in an individual’s life, and can occur during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) even if the woman has never been diagnosed with diabetes before. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, there are various methods available to help monitor and manage blood-glucose (sugar) levels, depending upon which type of diabetes you are diagnosed with. Diagnosis with this condition typically requires lifelong management. Failure to appropriately manage blood sugar levels can ultimately lead to major complications including severe infections, blindness and heart disease.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

http://www.HepatitisFoundation.org

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

http://www.diabetesaction.org

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

http://www.tcoyd.org

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 32725 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment variation related to comorbidity and complications in type 2 diabetes: A real world analysis.
 

Author(s): Yeon Young Cho, Sung-Il Cho

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12435.

 

A complex comorbidity status may cause treatment variance interfering with type 2 diabetes (T2D) guideline-confirm therapy and influence the occurrence of complications but evidence on its relationships and alternative treatments are lacking. This study aimed to identify treatment ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk factors associated with nonalcohol fatty liver disease and fibrosis among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Hongli Zhao, Xiangxin Song, Zhang Li, Xinling Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12356.

 

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is closely related to hepatic steatosis and fibrosis. The aim of this study was to analyze the occurrence of hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in patients with T2DM and to explore the risk factors.A total of 629 patients with T2DM were enrolled. Liver ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Weight loss increases all-cause mortality in overweight or obese patients with diabetes: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yiqi Chen, Xue Yang, Juyang Wang, Yangshiyu Li, Dou Ying, Huijuan Yuan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12075.

 

Overweight and obese patients with diabetes are advised to lose weight to improve their health; however, recent studies have demonstrated that weight loss may be associated with worse long-term survival in patients with diabetes. This meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationships ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 4786 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The efficacy and safety of once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor omarigliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systemic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xianying Wang, Xuejing Li, Suhui Qie, Yingying Zheng, Yang Liu, Guoqiang Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11946.

 

The efficacy and safety of once-weekly dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) omarigliptin as monotherapy or add on to other antihyperglycemic agents (AHAs) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Collaborative research and actions on both sides of the US-Mexico border to counteract type 2 diabetes in people of Mexican origin.
 

Author(s): Simón Barquera, Dean Schillinger, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Marc Schenker, Luis A Rodríguez, Cesar Hernández-Alcaraz, Jaime Sepúlveda-Amor,

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Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is now a massive epidemic in both California and Mexico, with serious consequences for social and economic well-being. A large proportion of these populations share common ethnic backgrounds. Yet diverse environmental and social conditions across regions create ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of obesity and risk of diabetic retinopathy in diabetes patients: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
 

Author(s): Wei Zhu, Yan Wu, Yi-Fang Meng, Qian Xing, Jian-Jun Tao, Jiong Lu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(32):e11807.

 

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) was considered to be a common complication of diabetes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the potential association between obesity and DR risk by conducting a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Personalized Nutrition for Diabetes Type 2
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Type 2

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2018

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Estrogen and Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2018

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Diabetes Interprofessional Team to Enhance Adherence to Medical Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2018

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