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: 3 Oct 2013

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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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 21980 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between 7 years of intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes and long-term mortality.
 

Author(s): , Trevor J Orchard, David M Nathan, Bernard Zinman, Patricia Cleary, David Brillon, Jye-Yu C Backlund, John M Lachin

Journal: JAMA. 2015 Jan;313(1):45-53.

 

Whether mortality in type 1 diabetes mellitus is affected following intensive glycemic therapy has not been established.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2015

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Management trajectories in the type 2 diabetes Integrated Delivery System project in Taiwan: accounting for behavioral therapy, nutrition education and therapeutics.
 

Author(s): Hsing-Yi Chang, Mark L Wahlqvist, Wen-Ling Liu, Meei-Shyuan Lee, Shyi-Jang Shin, Yu-Sheng Li, Chih-Jen Chang, Chwen-Tzuei Chang, Mao-Tsu Fuh, Hung-Jen Yang, Tong-Yuan Tai, Chih-Cheng Hsu

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(4):592-606.

 

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) assessment is basic to diabetes management. Little is done to describe the whole spectrum of the trajectory, its related temporal patterns of metabolic indices, and comorbidities.

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Turmeric improves post-prandial working memory in pre-diabetes independent of insulin.
 

Author(s): Meei-Shyuan Lee, Mark L Wahlqvist, Yu-Ching Chou, Wen-Hui Fang, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Jen-Chun Kuan, Hsiao-Yu Liu, Ting-Mei Lu, Lili Xiu, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Zane B Andrews, Wen-Harn Pan

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(4):581-91.

 

Cognitive impairment develops with pre-diabetes and dementia is a complication of diabetes. Natural products like turmeric and cinnamon may ameliorate the underlying pathogenesis.

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Diabetes" returned 3117 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Main air pollutants and diabetes-associated mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chengqian Li, Dongdong Fang, Donghua Xu, Bin Wang, Shihua Zhao, Shengli Yan, Yangang Wang

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Nov;171(5):R183-90.

 

Exposure to high levels of air pollutants may be linked to diabetes-associated mortality, but the associations remain unclear. To assess the associations between main air pollutants and diabetes-associated mortality, a systematic review and meta-analysis was performed.

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Effect of long-term exposure to air pollution on type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a systemic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
 

Author(s): Bin Wang, Donghua Xu, Zhaohai Jing, Dawei Liu, Shengli Yan, Yangang Wang

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Nov;171(5):R173-82.

 

To assess the effect of long-term exposure to air pollution on type 2 diabetes risk, a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies was performed.

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Safety, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of long acting versus intermediate acting insulin for patients with type 1 diabetes: systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Andrea C Tricco, Huda M Ashoor, Jesmin Antony, Joseph Beyene, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Alana Harrington, Charlotte Wilson, Sophia Tsouros, Charlene Soobiah, Catherine H Yu, Brian Hutton, Jeffrey S Hoch, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, David Moher, Sumit R Majumdar, Sharon E Straus

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To examine the safety, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of long acting insulin for type 1 diabetes.

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Technology Intensified Diabetes Education Study in African Americans
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Diabetes Mellitus, Adult-Onset; Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent; Diabetes Mellitus, Noninsulin Dependent; Diabetes Mellitus, Type II

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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Natural History of Autoimmune Diabetes and Its Complications
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Type 1 Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes; Immunologically Mediated Type 1 Diabetes; Anti Beta-Cell Autoantibodies; Autoimmunity

 

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2015

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Repeat BCG Vaccinations for the Treatment of Established Type 1 Diabetes
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type One; Diabetes Mellitus, Type I; Autoimmune Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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