Tag: diabetes research

World Diabetes Day 2017: Recent Diabetes Research from Massachusetts General Hospital

Diabetes impacts an estimated 425 million people around the world, and that number is projected to rise to 693 million by 2045, according to the annual diabetes atlas released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Diabetes develops as a result of having too much sugar in the blood. Over time, that imbalance can cause serious and costly ...

A Snapshot of Science: Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease, Development of Type 1 Diabetes, and Much More

We wanted to share some recent Mass General research that has been published in high impact, top-tier journals. This is just a small snapshot of the incredible research that takes place at Mass General each day — there’s lots more to find at massgeneral.org/research/news!   DETECTING AND TREATING STIFF TUMORS Published in Nature Scientific Reports on ...

Raising Awareness of Belly Fat and Its Impact on Men’s Health

Did you know that in addition to June being Men’s Health Month in the United States, this week (June 12th-18th) is Men’s Health Week in the UK? The focus this year is on belly fat which tends to be more prevalent in men than women. Regardless of a person’s overall weight, belly fat—also called abdominal ...

Researchers Recommend New Eye Exam Screening for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: Five Things to Know

Treatment guidelines for patients with type 1 diabetes have long called for yearly eye exams. But is there an alternative to this one-size-fits-all approach that could reduce patient burden and costs while providing a quicker diagnosis? Findings from a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, lend insight into a possible new eye ...

Research Awards and Honors: April 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Joel Habener, MD, MGH endocrinologist, has been awarded the Harrington Prize for Innovation – along with Daniel Drucker, ...

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New Method for Testing Blood Sugar Levels Could Improve Diabetes Monitoring

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new method for measuring blood sugar levels in diabetes patients that could reduce testing errors by 50 percent. The new method, which uses a mathematical formula that factors in the average age of a person’s red blood cells (RBCs) in addition to the cells’ overall blood sugar ...

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MGH Diabetes Quest Takes A Big Step

Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, has made a promising advance in her 20-year quest to cure type 1 diabetes by receiving FDA approval to test an old tuberculosis vaccine that may also treat diabetes. READ MORE

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Researchers find possible link between microbiome population changes and onset of Type 1 diabetes

A coalition of researchers led by Dr. Ramnik Xavier of Mass General has identified a connection between changes in gut microbiota (the microbes living in our intestines) and the onset of Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The study, which followed infants who were genetically predisposed to develop T1D, found that the onset of diabetes was preceded by a drop in ...