1. ‘Infectious’ bacteria can even cause Type 2 diabetes

‘Infectious’ bacteria can even cause Type 2 diabetes

Bacteria plays a vital role in causing infectious diseases but a new study has suggested that they may even cause one of the most prevalent diseases, Type 2 diabetes.

By: | Updated: June 3, 2015 12:57 PM
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Bacteria plays a vital role in causing infectious diseases but a new study has suggested that they may even cause one of the most prevalent diseases, Type 2 diabetes. (Reuters)

Bacteria plays a vital role in causing infectious diseases but a new study has suggested that they may even cause one of the most prevalent diseases, Type 2 diabetes.

University of Iowa Research found that prolonged exposure to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria caused rabbits to develop the hallmark symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, including insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and systemic inflammation.

Research findings suggest that therapies aimed at eliminating staph bacteria or neutralizing the superantigens might have potential for preventing or treating Type 2 diabetes.

The study shows that superantigens interact with fat cells and the immune system to cause chronic systemic inflammation and this inflammation leads to insulin resistance and other symptoms characteristic of Type 2 diabetes.

Professor Patrick Schlievert said that he thinks that they have a way to intercede here and alter the course of diabetes.

He added that they have been working on a vaccine against the superantigens and they believe that this type of vaccine could prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes.

The researched is published in journal mBio.

Tags: Diabetes
  1. Zayn Malik
    Jun 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm
    INFECTIOUS?! Terrible to think that diabetes could soon evolve to be bouncing around from person to person, the disease is widespread enough as is. I feel like not enough people are aware that there are easy and free natural methods you can use to cure diabetes (diabetesdestrofo). Once i figured this out, I was able to stop taking Insulin because I didn't need any help to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. My doctor is stumped.
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    1. Huck Ravi
      Jun 3, 2015 at 10:31 am
      Terrible news, diabetes can be caused by bacterial infection if you already have diabetes, Manage your diabetes life better by tracking your food intake, medications like insulin, glucose readings on your android phone. control your spikes by tracking glycemic load of the food intake. use diabetiga. if you want to know the probability of you getting diabetes, you can find out.
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        Mary
        Jun 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm
        And some have had remission from T2 Diabetes with fecal transplants, as they have discovered good bacteria in the guts also change weight loss/gain and effect T2 Diabetes. Many courses of antibiotics, which kill the good bacteria in the guts, probably is one of the culprits. Note many diabetics get diabetes after an illness that needed antibiotics to combat it. Probiotics MIGHT help but I kinda doubt there is a magic cure once you have the disease. Maybe there is some help for those that are "borderline" diabetics.
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          Pat Campbell
          Jun 3, 2015 at 10:59 am
          Monitor your decline or monitor your recovery following the no fat, vegetarian diet proven by Dr. Neil Barnard. Worked for my wife.
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