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 28866 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Breakthroughs for Whom? Global Diabetes Care and Equitable Design.
 

Author(s): Amy Moran-Thomas

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Dec;375(24):2317-2319.

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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Variation in PCSK9 and HMGCR and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.
 

Author(s): Brian A Ference, Jennifer G Robinson, Robert D Brook, Alberico L Catapano, M John Chapman, David R Neff, Szilard Voros, Robert P Giugliano, George Davey Smith, Sergio Fazio, Marc S Sabatine

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Dec;375(22):2144-2153.

 

Background Pharmacologic inhibitors of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) are being evaluated in clinical trials for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The effect of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels by inhibiting PCSK9 on the risk ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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Diabetes and Cause-Specific Mortality in Mexico City.
 

Author(s): Jesus Alegre-Díaz, William Herrington, Malaquías López-Cervantes, Louisa Gnatiuc, Raul Ramirez, Michael Hill, Colin Baigent, Mark I McCarthy, Sarah Lewington, Rory Collins, Gary Whitlock, Roberto Tapia-Conyer, Richard Peto, Pablo Kuri-Morales, Jonathan R Emberson

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Nov;375(20):1961-1971.

 

Background Most large, prospective studies of the effects of diabetes on mortality have focused on high-income countries where patients have access to reasonably good medical care and can receive treatments to establish and maintain good glycemic control. In those countries, diabetes ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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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 4081 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Herpes zoster and diabetes.
 

Author(s): Sanjay Kalra, Aastha Chawla

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2016 Aug;66(8):1042-3.

 

This review is a succinct description of the relationship between herpes zoster and diabetes. It makes a strong case for screening for diabetes in all patients of herpes zoster, and for using insulin to achieve optimal glycaemic control in persons with concomitant diabetes and herpes ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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Diabetes and balanoposthitis.
 

Author(s): Sanjay Kalra, Aastha Chawla

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2016 Aug;66(8):1039-41.

 

This review describes the association of balanoposthitis with diabetes. It reviews the multifaceted relationship of both conditions, and summarizes the etiology, clinical features and treatment options for this condition. The commonest etiology of balanoposthitis in males with diabetes ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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The genetic polymorphisms in vitamin D receptor and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: an updated meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Fei Yu, Ling Ling Cui, Xing Li, Chong Jian Wang, Yue Ba, Ling Wang, Jing Li, Chao Li, Li Ping Dai, Wen Jie Li

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016 ;25(3):614-24.

 

Vitamin D receptor (VDR) genetic polymorphisms are considered to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but this is inconclusive. The aim of this study is to quantify the association between polymorphisms of BsmI and FokI in the VDR gene and T2DM risk through literature review.

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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Glucometer and Mobile-phone Based Data Transfer System in Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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Randomized Clinical Trial of Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Diabetes in Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetes, Gestational

 

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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