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Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Source : Agencies | 15 Nov 2012

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said.

Diabetes is often viewed as a western problem, since the vast majority of people have type 2 disease which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

Curry compound may curb diabetes risk: study

Source : Reuters | 30 Jul 2012

Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.

Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes - abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.

Turkish scientist's research findings may help cure Type 1 diabetes

Source : World Bulletin
Istanbul | 17 Feb 2011

A Turkish molecular biologist has said his research had shown that facilitating the production of a protein called XBP1 could lower blood sugar back to normal in lab rats both with Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes.

"It was very exciting to see that boosting X-Box binding protein 1 genetically in the liver of the rats brings the blood sugar back to normal in not only Type 2 diabetes but also in Type 1," Assistant Professor Umut Ozcan from the Harvard University told the Anadolu Agency.

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