Researchers at Purdue University have found a method for controlling enzymes that are responsible for converting starches into sugars within the human digestive system. This development is potentially significant in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Symptoms like pain are common in patients with type 2 diabetes, and symptom control should also be part of diabetes care management, a recent study shows.
Imbalances in intestinal microbes are being studied as a potential cause or effect of type 2 diabetes. A recent study reported in the September 26 online edition of Nature establishes that type 2 diabetes patients have differences in the amounts and types of microbial organisms found in their intestinal tracts.
In what would be a welcome relief to insulin-dependent diabetics, Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has announced studies designed for determining whether a combination of two oral medications can replace injectable insulin for treating diabetes. The first study involves a clinical trial consisting of 54 type 1 diabetic patients between the ages of 11 and 45.