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To Investigate The Prevalence Of Depression Among Diabetics & Glycemic Control

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic noncommunicable disease characterized by hyperglycemia and is associated with chronic disorders affecting the overall quality of life. As of 2017, the prevalence of diabetes in Lebanon is estimated to be 14.6%.

Depression is noted to be common among Lebanese citizens, present in around 17.3%. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of depression among diabetics and their relationship with poor glycemic control and diabetes.

Insulin Therapies Leads To Better Treatment Of Diabetes

An international collaboration co-led by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has made a discovery that could make therapeutic insulins more effective by better mimicking the way insulin works in the body. The findings could improve treatments for diabetes, to that disease of the lives of millions of people worldwide.

The study was published in Nature Communications. The study reveals the first definitive 3-D image of how insulin successfully interacts with its receptor to 'gatekeeper' for transmitting information into cells in a process that is crucial for instructing cells to lower blood sugar levels in the body.

Understanding exactly what this process looks like could inform the design of faster-acting and longer-lasting insulin therapies.

Determinants Of Fasting Hyperglucagonemia In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

A new study examined the relationship between fasting hyperglucagonemia-which can negatively affect glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) -and several biochemical and glycemic factors in subjects with T2D or in a nondiabetic control group. The study results, which help to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie fasting hyperglucagonemia, are published in  Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.