Diabetes

Know your sugar levels 30 minutes in advance

Know your sugar levels 30 minutes in advanceNew York, March 26 : There is good news for people suffering from type 1 diabetes. The researchers have now developed a model that can predict blood glucose levels up to 30 minutes in advance, leaving patients with adequate time for preventive action.

“It predicts the blood glucose levels of individuals based on insulin dose and meal intake,” said Peter Molenaar from Pennsylvania State University.

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New website launched to help prevent diabetes spread in Asia

New website launched to help prevent diabetes spread in AsiaWashington, March 23 - A new diabetes prevention website - the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative - has been launched in Asia in an attempt to put a stop to the growing epidemic by providing science-based information about type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancerWashington, Mar 23 - Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found a link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

In the new study, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published.

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Tequila plant sweetener could help reduce blood sugar, weight among diabetics

Tequila plant sweetener could help reduce blood sugar, weight among diabeticsWashington, Mar 17 - A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for millions of type 2 diabetes sufferers and help them and the obese lose weight, according to researchers.

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Genetic signals linking body weight to high risk of type 2 diabetes, heart diseases found

DiabetesWashington, Mar 5 - Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems, which includes heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

One study showed that higher body mass index (BMI) caused harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation, while another study found gene signals linked to higher levels of body fat metrics, without showing causality.

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Diabetes, obesity more common in poor regions: Study

Diabetes, obesity more common in poor regions: StudyBerlin, March 3 : The place where you live can increase the risk of developing diabetes and obesity with the risks being more if you are living in socio-economically deprived regions, claims a new research.

And it holds true in spite of your own individual social status.

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People in socioeconomically deprived areas likelier to suffer from diabetes and obesity

diabetes and obesityWashington, March 2 - Researchers have claimed that living in a socioeconomically deprived region is a risk factor for being affected by diabetes mellitus and obesity.

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Technology useful in preventing diabetes, says Kerala-based expert

Technology useful in preventing diabetes, says Kerala-based expertVienna, Feb. 13 : Technology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. It can also be beneficial and cost effective in the prevention of major illnesses like diabetes. Indian diabetes specialist, Dr.

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Why diabetes patients are at risk of microvascular complications

Why diabetes patients are at risk of microvascular complicationsWashington, Feb. 10 - Researchers have made a breakthrough I understanding why patients with diabetes are at increased risk of microvascular complications, which develop when the body's small blood vessels become diseased.

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New insights in type 2 diabetes boost for novel therapies

New insights in type 2 diabetes boost for novel therapiesLondon, Feb 10 - In a breakthrough, scientists have identified seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes.

The genome-wide association study looked at more than 3 million DNA variants to identify those that have a measurable impact on risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Low fat yoghurt and cottage cheese lowers type 2 diabetes risk

Low fat yoghurt and cottage cheese lowers type 2 diabetes riskLondon, Feb 6 : Scientists have claimed that eating four or five pots of yoghurt per week may reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In a large study, which examined an as yet unexplained link between some dairy products and a lowered risk of diabetes, researchers at the University of Cambridge found that risk was reduced by 28 percent in people who ate a large amount of yoghurt to those who ate none.

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Made in China herbs hold promise for preventing diabetes

Made in China herbs hold promise for preventing diabetesChicago, Jan 17 - Traditional Chinese herbs may offer a new option for managing blood sugar levels, either alone or in combination with other treatments, to help people at risk of developing diabetes.

Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when an individual has developed elevated blood sugar levels, but glucose levels have not yet risen to the point of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Low doses of common anticancer drugs can protect against diabetes

anticancer drugsWashington, Jan. 10 - A new study has shown that very low doses of a cancer drug protect the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and prevent the development of diabetes mellitus type 1 in mice.

Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen also found that at the same time, the medicine protects the insulin-producing cells from being destroyed.

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Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in IndiaWashington, Jan. 8 - A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested.

Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from Stanford University, USA, estimated that a 20 per cent SSB tax across India could avert 11.2 million cases of overweight/obesity and

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Breakthrough for type-2 diabetes: Indian-origin scientist

Breakthrough for type-2 diabetes: Indian-origin scientistNew York, Jan 5 - If a single gene is not functioning properly, insulin is not released into the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar levels - leading to type 2 diabetes, claims a scientist of Indian origin.

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Small lifestyle changes by South Asian families can help 'lower type 2 diabetes risk'

Small lifestyle changes by South Asian families can help 'lower type 2 diabetes risk'London, Dec. 24 - Researchers have suggested that South Asian families could help improve their chance to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by making modest lifestyle changes in diet and activity.

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Biological mechanism behind diabetes identified

Biological mechanism behind diabetes identifiedWashington, Dec 21 - Computing resources at the U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have helped researchers better grasp how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes.

The structures, called amyloid fibrils, are also implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and in prion diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jacob and mad cow disease.

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Potential target for treating obesity and diabetes with single drug identified

Diabetes, ObesityWashington, Nov 22 - A new mouse study has suggested that a single overactive enzyme worsens the two core defects of diabetes- impaired insulin sensitivity and overproduction of glucose, therefore a drug targeting the enzyme could help correct both at once.

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Green tea and papaya can prevent diabetes: Researchers

Green tea and papaya can prevent diabetes: ResearchersPort Louis, Oct 4 : Green tea and fermented papaya are preventive means for diabetes, researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at the Mauritius University have concluded.

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Diabetes pill may have anti-ageing effects

Diabetes pill may have anti-ageing effectsWashington, Aug 5 - A diabetes drug given in low doses may have anti-ageing effects, US scientists have said following an experiment with mice.

Scientists believe the drug, metformin, may mimic the effects of extreme calorie restriction.

Eating a very low calorie diet is thought to promote healthy ageing, BBC reported.

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Workplace stress heightens diabetes risk

Workplace stress heightens diabetes riskTel Aviv, May 13 : Scientists in Israel have linked development of diabetes to stress at the workplace, made worse by low social support.

Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact.

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Friendly colleagues to cut risk of diabetes

Friendly colleagues to cut risk of diabetesLos Angeles, May 11 : New research reveals that friendly co-workers can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that whether you look healthy or not, people who work in a stressful job with unfriendly colleagues have higher chances of developing type 2 diabetes, reports dailymail. co. uk.

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New longer-lasting drug could help fight diabetes

New longer-lasting drug could help fight diabetes London, Mar. 5 : A simple once-a-day injection, which last for 40 hours instead of a maximum of 18 hours, could offer hope to millions of diabetics.

The ground-breaking drug - a longer-lasting type of insulin - costs just 2.20-pound-a-day, the Daily Express reported.

In order to keep their problems under control, many diabetic patients inject themselves with insulin several times a day to keep their blood sugar level steady.

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Gene therapy cures diabetes in dogs

Gene therapy cures diabetes in dogsLondon, Feb 13 : Five beagles, who were suffering from diabetes, were no longer in need of insulin injections after they were given two extra genes.

Fatima Bosch, who treated the dogs at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, said that a number of attempts had earlier been made to treat the disease with gene therapy but this study is the first to show a long-term cure in a large animal, New Scientist reported.

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Link found between pesticides and type-2 diabetes

Link found between pesticides and type-2 diabetesMadrid, Feb 6 : Pesticides in food, air and water may be directly linked with the development of type 2 diabetes, regardless of a person's age, gender or body mass index, a new Spanish research study has found.

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