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 why this indycar driver is outpacing diabetes
why this indycar driver is outpacing diabetes

EAST LANSING, Mich. - New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500.The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes with the disease compete. "Our research focused on tracking all the health variables of Charlie related to his diabetes in order to help him become a more powerful athlete," said David Ferguson, lead author of the study who has worked with Kimball for the past six years. "Even though our study was tailored for racing, the idea of optimal blood sugar could really extend to any athlete with diabetes and help l

formula one driver fernando alonso 'not comfortable' yet at indianapolis 500

​Fernando Alonso said on Thursday he is not yet comfortable with oval racing as the Spanish driver races to cram years of learning into a few weeks of preparation for this year's Indianapolis 500.Alonso, a two-times Formula One world champion who only settled into the cockpit of an IndyCar for the first time two weeks ago, said he has plenty of work to do before being ready for the May 28 race.
On a steep learning curve: Fernando Alonso. Photo: AP"Happy where I am now ... but definitely not comfortable," Alonso told reporters ahead of practice at the sprawling 4 km oval speedway.Alonso, 35, had his first test session in an IndyCar two weeks ago and on Tuesday during his first official practice set the pace in the rookie orientation session with a speed of 357 km/h per hour.He then got a

alonso fires warning shot on fast friday

Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais posted the top speed while IndyCar rookie Fernando Alonso fired a warning shot on the final day of practice before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.Bourdais, who spent parts of two seasons in Formula One with Toro Rosso, posted the fastest lap of 233.116 mph (375.164 km/h)around the famed 2.5-mile (4.02-kilometre) super speedway on what is known as "Fast Friday".
Fernando Alonso of Spain and his crew practice a pit stop during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race. Photo: Michael Conroy/APQualifying is on Saturday with 33 spots on the starting grid for the May 28th race up for grabs. The fastest nine cars will battle for pole on Sunday.The Frenchman was the only driver to crack 233 mph with American Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014

death by insulin -- management of self-harm and suicide in diabetes management

Diabetes affects roughly 30 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of disability and mortality. As a result, organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have made efforts to move away from the one size fits all management of diabetes. Instead, diabetes management is now customized based on patient variables such as age, life expectancy, co-morbid conditions, finances, and patient goals. As a result this special issue of Current Diabetes Reviews, guest edited by Dr. Alyson Myers, explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients. The ADA has recently released a statement in November 2016 in regards to the importance of assessing the psychosocial issues that impact p

will power wins indycar grand prix at indianapolis motor speedway

Australian driver Will Power has won the IndyCar Grand Prix for his first victory of the season, leading 61 of 85 laps and easily holding off New Zealand's Scott Dixon on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course.Power gave Team Penske their third straight victory this season and third in a row on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.EPL: Swans take big step towards safetyVideo duration01:30Previous slideNext slideVideo duration01:29Valtteri Bottas claims maiden victoryValtteri Bottas claims maiden victoryMercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has claimed his first Formula 1 victory after winning the Russian Grand Prix, while Australia's Daniel Ricciardo failed to finish.EPL: Swans take big step towards safetyVideo duration01:30Video duration01:30EPL: Swans take big step towards safetyEPL: Swans t

india may have 120 mn diabetes patients in next 20 yrs: iiph

The number of diabetes patients in the country is likely to go up to 120 million in next 20 years as against the current 70 million, an official of Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) has said.Also, on an average every diabetic spends about Rs 25,000 annually to manage the disease and its associated complications, IIPH, Hyderabad, Director GVS Murthy said today on the eve of World Health Day."India has the second largest number of people with diabetes which is at 70 million, next only to China which has about 110 million. The number of diabetes patients in India is expected to touch 120 million during the next two decades, due to a variety of reasons," Murthy told PTI.According to him, in 50 per cent of adult deaths, diabetes is an underlying condition causing the demise.It is estimat

facts and tips on yoga for diabetes as advised by experts

While studying more about yoga for diabetes, the one question that pops into the mind isis diabetes curable by yoga”? Today, we shall check on that and discuss more on what yoga for diabetes is all about, and learn if it can really help us or not. Experts and medical research shows that there are immense benefits with yoga for diabetes. Take a look and get enlightened too.Before we learn more about yoga asanas for diabetes, understand this!With the help of practicing yoga on a daily basis, the levels of sugar in the blood stream are reduced to a minimum. Blood pressure levels too are brought down and your weight is kept in good stead as well. All of this together can help reduce symptoms of diabetes.Stress can cause diabetes too, because it provokes glucagon hormones in the body to be re

premature cell differentiation leads to disorders in pancreatic development

IMAGE: In the photo on the left, the cells are in middle of the differentiation process (red is insulin, green glucagon, blue DNA). In the photo on the right, the cells...
view more Credit: Otonkoski Lab / University of HelsinkiResearchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have uncovered a mechanism through which a mutation in the STAT3 gene leads to a disorder in the development of the pancreas and to infant diabetes.Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM), or diabetes among infants less than six months of age, is a rare form of diabetes caused by a mutation in genes crusial to the development or function of beta cells. In about half of such cases, the disease becomes permanent (PNDM). Mutations in more than 20 genes have thus far been identified as causing the permanent variety of neona

genetic findings in 'type 1.5' diabetes may shed light on better diagnosis, trea

IMAGE: Struan F.A. Grant, Ph.D., is a genomics researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
view more Credit: Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaResearchers investigating a form of adult-onset diabetes that shares features with the two better-known types of diabetes have discovered genetic influences that may offer clues to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is informally called "type 1.5 diabetes" because like type 1 diabetes (T1D), LADA is marked by circulating autoantibodies, an indicator that an overactive immune system is damaging the body's insulin-producing beta cells. But LADA also shares clinical features with type 2 diabetes (T2D), which tends to appear in adulthood. Also, as in T2D, LADA patients do not require insulin treat

rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes on the rise among children

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.In the United States, 29.1 million people are living with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, and about 208,000 people younger than 20 years are living with diagnosed diabetes.This study is the first ever to estimate trends in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth (those under the age of 20), from the five major racial/ethnic groups in the U.S.: non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans. However, the Native American youth who participated in the SEARC

racer graham rahal tells us about his indy 500 preparations

Enlarge/ Graham Rahal during practice for the Indianapolis 500 this year.Michael Hickey | Getty ImagesShare this storyThe 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is just one of the big races taking place this Memorial Day weekend. And ahead of the big event—which has seen plenty of interest this year as F1 star Fernando Alonso is joining the fun—we spoke with racer Graham Rahal about his approach to the race.Rahal is the son of Bobby Rahal, a very successful racer in his own right (with three IndyCar championships and an Indy 500 win to his name). In fact, Graham even races for his father's team.Driving an IndyCar, particularly for 500 miles at Indianapolis, is quite a challenge. Unlike many other racing series, the cars are extremely physical, lacking power steering. And they don't have qui

indy 500: takuma sato is the first japanese driver to win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his car, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing."In nearly the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500."I do feel after 2012 that I really needed to correct something I left over," Sato said. "In 2012, going into Turn 1 with Dario was a big risk. But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes."In winning for just the second time in IndyCar, Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a recor

indy 500: takuma sato is the first japanese driver to win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his car, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing."In nearly the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500."I do feel after 2012 that I really needed to correct something I left over," Sato said. "In 2012, going into Turn 1 with Dario was a big risk. But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes."In winning for just the second time in IndyCar, Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a recor

the diabetes drug that may be worth $10 bn

Fit & Proper: When weight affects the jointsBusiness StandardAiling Novo seeks cure with diabetes drug targeting the fatJames Paton  April 9, 2017 Last Updated at 00:44 IST

new research links outdoor air temperature and risk of developing gestational di

IMAGE: This is Dr. Gillian Booth, a researcher at St. Michael's and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and lead author of the study.
view more Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's HospitalTORONTO, May 15, 2017 - Women who were exposed to colder temperatures during pregnancy had a lower rate of gestational diabetes than those exposed to hotter temperatures, according to a study published online today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.The prevalence of gestational diabetes was 4.6 per cent among women exposed to extremely cold average temperatures (equal to or below -10 C) in the 30-day period prior to being screened for gestational diabetes, and increased to 7.7 per cent among those exposed to hot average temperatures (above 24 C). The study also found that for e

outdoor air temperature linked to risk of gestational diabetes

Outdoor air temperature has a direct link to the risk of gestational diabetes, with a 6% to 9% relative increase in the risk of diabetes for every 10°C increase in temperature, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal."We observed a direct relation between outdoor temperature and the risk of gestational diabetes among nearly 400 000 women residing in a single urban area in Canada," writes lead author Dr. Gillian Booth, a researcher at St. Michael's and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), with coauthors. "Within this confined geographical region, where there are wide fluctuations in temperature across seasons, the absolute difference in the rate of gestational diabetes was more than 3% between the hottest and coldest outdoor air tempera

early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and found a higher number of women who reported having their first period at a younger age had later developed gestational diabetes.Researcher Danielle Schoenaker said those who had their first period at age 11 or younger were 50 per cent more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who experienced their first period at age 13."This finding could mean that health professionals will start asking women when they had their first period to identify those at higher risk of gestational diabetes," Ms Schoenaker sa

a dual-functional glp-1 analogue may improve insulin sensitivity and help fight

According to research published online in The FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a dual peptide called "PGLP-1" that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis (a metabolic process that produces glucose). A related compound called GLP-1 is currently used in diabetes treatments. This new compound shows the potential to improve glycemic control for patients with type 1 diabetes and ameliorate insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes. "In the future, I hope that, in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, this peptide can protect islets and lower fasting blood glucose, thereby delaying the process of diabetes and maintaining blood glucose stability," said Liang Jin, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work at the State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines at the

sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as needed

Many diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. The injections, as well as the side effects from both regimens, can be painful. Now, one team reports in the Journal of the American Chemical Society progress toward an insulin-free diabetes treatment that requires fewer injections.

late sleep-wake time preference linked to depression in individuals with diabete

ORLANDO -- People with type 2 diabetes who are "night owls" and prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to rise, regardless of the quality of their sleep, a new study finds. Study results are being presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla."These findings are important because depression is common in patients with type 2 diabetes," said lead investigator Sirimon Reutrakul, M.D., an associate professor at Mahidol University Faculty of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. "Also, previous studies show that untreated depression is related to worse patient outcomes, including diabetes self-care, blood glucose control and diabetes complications."In the general public, people with a later "

hero driver thwarts bus theft outside westfield doncaster

A hero bus driver has thwarted a would-be hijacker, leaping into a moving vehicle and pulling on the handbrake outside a shopping centre in Melbourne's east.The bus was parked outside Westfield Doncaster about 9.30pm on Monday when a man got on board, damaging the vehicle and intimidating the driver.
A bus driver saved the day after a Transdev bus was hijacked at Doncaster in Melbourne. Photo: Getty ImagesThe bus driver got off the bus and the offender drove 100 metres along a service road before another driver jumped on board, police said.The second driver pulled on the handbrake and confronted the man, who fled.No passengers were on board at the time, a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.Police officers and the dog squad attended the scene but the man was not found.Bus company Transdev t

indycar: bourdais triomphe devant pagenaud au gp de st petersburg

Pour sa première course depuis 2011 avec l'écurie Dale Coyne qu'il a retrouvée à l'intersaion après la disparition de sa précédente équipe (KV), Bourdais a réussi un exploit retentissant. Parti de la 21e et dernière place sur la grille de départ après sa sortie de route la veille en qualifications, il s'est imposé dans la première épreuve de la saison grâce à une prise de risques maximum et à la faveur d'une suspension de course qui l'a fait bondir aux avant-postes. Passé en tête au 43e des 110 tours du circuit tracé dans les rues de St Petersburg, sa ville d'adoption, Bourdais n'a plus été inquiété. Il a signé sa cinquième victoire en IndyCar, la 36e aux Etats-Unis en incluant ses succès en Champcar, avec plus de dix secondes d'avance sur Pagenaud. "Il était intouchable ce dimanche, il fa

sib accelerates the fight against diabetes with several pan-european projects

Recent advances in the fight against type 2 diabetes (T2D) result from a pan-European collaborative project, called IMIDIA, in which the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is closely involved since 2010. SIB was in charge of both coordinating the large amount of patients' data (acting as Data Coordination Centre, DCC) as well as analysing the data to find biomarkers for early detection of the disease. The major findings of the research include the discovery of molecules, which could serve as biomarkers to detect the disease up to nine years before its diagnosis. These results have been collated in two publications marking the successful completion of the IMIDIA project - a public-private partnership of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) - led by Bernard Thorens of the University

oakland's open insulin project aims to disrupt diabetes

Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today.Medical patents typically last 20 years, but because of minor yet regular advancements to the insulin production process, these patents have been maintained for nearly a century. Biohackers working on the Open Insulin Project are now working to come up with their own protocol to create the compound that diabetics have relied on since 1922. They plan to make their research available so that a generic drug company can take up their process to produce a low-cost version of the drug.“The state of the art in diabetes treatment has changed little in decades, something that I personally am frustrated by along with many others living with diabetes,” explains Anthony Di Franco, one of the Open Insulin

gluten-free fad could raise risk of diabetes

Gluten-free diets adopted by increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers actually enhance the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, scientists have warned.A major study by Harvard University suggests that ingesting only small amounts of gluten, or avoiding it altogether, increases the danger of diabetes by as much as 13 per cent.Tone up with the workout Taylor Swift swears by Video duration10:46Previous slideNext slideVideo duration00:437 Ways Diabetes Affects Your Body7 Ways Diabetes Affects Your BodyWhile lifestyle changes can help keep Type 2 diabetes under control, many patients require oral medications or insulin injections as forms of treatment, too. Video copyright Health Media Ventures, Inc 2017Tone up with the workout Taylor Swift swears by Video duration10:46Video duration10:4

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