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Why are diabetes patients usually overweight when they don't even use the glucose?

Diabetes is a condition where either you are insulin resistant and therefore produce less insulin than usual or you don't produce insulin at all. Insulin is the "key" to the cell's "sugar lock" which ...
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Can stress-induced cortisol reduce diabetes type I?

Let us consider a patient with type 1 diabetes. I think it would be safe to say that diabetes is an autoimmune disease. Now let us suppose this patient comes under stress. As far as I know, cortisol ...
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Do blood glucose “spikes” contribute to insulin resistance, or is prolonged elevation required?

There's increasing public discussion about the health risks of chronic insulin resistance* (IR). In many cases there's a focus on high glycemic index foods that "spike" your blood sugar, which implies ...
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How would real-time blood glucose monitoring work?

Just wondering if a warble device that could monitor real time blood glucose level is possible. I'm aware that there are some devices in the market developed by medical companies but most of them ...
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Why basement membrane thickens in diabetes mellitus?

Untreated diabetes mellitus may lead to blindness and kidney failure because the basement membrane of small blood vessels in these organs thickens due to increased production of collagen and laminin. ...
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How do you express and detect GLP-1 receptors?

I am currently working with a peptide which is an analogue for glp-1, but during invitro studies am not able to detect for the presence of GLP1- receptors. The cell line used is Min-6. How do I detect ...
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When was it determined that Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease?

I just found out today that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. When was this discovered?
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Growth Hormone and diabetes

Growth hormone and insulin like growth factors are diabetogenic, so I assume that people with high growth hormone (say due to pituitary tumor) may be at high risk for diabetes. Has any correlation ...