High blood sugar in combination with high insulin levels causes fatty deposits in the heart

The impaired substrate metabolism of diabetes patients is often expressed in an increase in fatty deposits in the cells of the heart muscle. Until now, the exact cause of this was unknown. Now, researchers at the MedUni Vienna in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of MedUni Vienna in cooperation with the MR Centre of Excellence Vienna have shown that high…

How Water Impacts Blood Sugars

Picture a glass of water. Mix in a little sugar and stir until it dissolves. Now place it outside on a hot, sunny day. As the water evaporates, the remaining water gets sweeter and sweeter. If you have diabetes, this happens to your blood when you’re dehydrated. Because your blood is 83% water, when you…

High Blood Sugar Linked to Memory Decline

An impaired ability to regulate blood sugar is associated with shrinkage of a part of the brain involved in memory and learning. The brain needs a rapid and constant supply of glucose to function at its best. Previous research has suggested that in diabetes, problems in glucose regulation could affect the brain’s chemistry and lead…