DIABETES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DIABETES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753013-68/surgery-diabetes-percent-weight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753013-68/surgery-diabetes-percent-weight.html.csp">Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T11:22:31.695-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients’ diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good. Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach-reducing operations are better than medications for treating “diabesity,” the deadly duo of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Millions of Americans have this and can’t make enough insulin or use what they do make to process food. Many experts were skeptical tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530132014-03-31T11:22:31.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T11:22:31.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753013@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:22:31 MDT Diabetic snowboarder Sean Busby rides 7 continents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707329-77/busby-diabetes-type-insulin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707329-77/busby-diabetes-type-insulin.html.csp">Diabetic snowboarder Sean Busby rides 7 continents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:10.277-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While a few of his former teammates were competing for gold, silver and bronze, Sean Busby was rounding out a set hardly any Olympian can dream of. It started 10,500 feet high at a base camp and ended hours later on his snowboard in Morocco’s Toubkal National Park. By riding the highest mountain range in North Africa, Busby became the first person with Type 1 diabetes to snowboard the backcountry on all seven continents. “When I finally got back, I got texts about Vic getting double gold medals ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577073292014-03-21T16:39:10.277-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.277-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707329@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT Rare genetic mutation protects against Type 2 diabetes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621571-68/diabetes-mutation-gene-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621571-68/diabetes-mutation-gene-data.html.csp">Rare genetic mutation protects against Type 2 diabetes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GINA KOLATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T20:17:16.599-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 08:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study based on genetic testing of 150,000 people has found a rare mutation that protects even fat people from getting Type 2 diabetes. The effect is so pronounced - the mutation reduces risk by two-thirds - that it provides a promising new target for developing a drug to mimic the mutation’s effect. The mutation destroys a gene used by pancreas cells where insulin is made. Those with the mutation seem to make slightly more insulin and have slightly lower blood glucose levels for their enti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621571@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:17:16 MDT