Diabetes

Black tea `good for diabetics`

Black tea `good for diabetics` Islamabad, Feb 4 : People who drink black tea are less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

A new analysis of data from 50 countries found that the nations who drank the most black tea also suffered the lowest levels of the metabolic syndrome, the Daily Times reported.

The study also found that high tea consumption was related to lower levels of obesity.

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Binge drinking heightens Type 2 diabetes risk

Binge drinking heightens Type 2 diabetes riskWashington, Jan 31 : Binge drinking causes insulin resistance, which spurs a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an animal study.

Insulin resistance (IR) arises when cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin. It delivers sugar to cells to provide them with energy.

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World’s 1st test to analyse testosterone-diabetes link underway in Oz

World’s 1st test to analyse testosterone-diabetes link underway in Oz Melbourne, January 24 : The world's first study to test whether testosterone injections could help prevent type-2 diabetes in men will start in Australia this year.

Up to 1500 men across four Australian states will enrol in the Weight Watchers program and be given regular injections of either testosterone or a placebo.

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Fat transplant could help combat obesity and prevent diabetes

Fat transplant could help combat obesity and prevent diabetes London, Jan 11 : A transplant of brown fat, which burns calories and regulates the metabolism, could combat obesity, a study has revealed.

Scientists have discovered that transplanting fat could hold key to weight loss.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but it's thought adding the right type of fat to the body could speed up calorie burning and improve conditions such as diabetes, the Daily Mail reported.

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Asparagus can keep diabetes away

Asparagus can keep diabetes awayLondon, Nov 22 - Asparagus, a popular vegetable, can keep diabetes at bay by helping blood sugar levels stay under control while boosting output of insulin, the hormone that helps the body absorb glucose, says a study.

Type two diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases, is emerging as a major health burden worldwide.

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to Type 1 diabetes risk

Vitamin D deficiency linked to Type 1 diabetes riskWashington, November 16 : Low levels of Vitamin D in the blood can contribute to a person’s risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, new research has found.

A study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found a correlation between vitamin D3 serum levels and subsequent incidence of Type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes could also turn you deaf

Diabetes could also turn you deafLondon, Nov 15 : Diabetics, who were warned for years that their illness could cause blindness, are in for more bad news, as doctors have claimed that the patients are more likely to lose their hearing, too.

Japanese research has found that hearing problems are far more common in diabetics than their healthy counterparts, even when other factors such as ageing and a noisy environment are taken into account, the Daily Mail reported.

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Breastfeeding may help stave off diabetes

Breastfeeding may help stave off diabetes Melbourne, October 26 : Women who breastfeed their children are less likely to develop diabetes in later life, according to a new study from The Sax Institute.

The "surprising" finding has been made in a five-year study- titled "45 And Up" - examining the health of people in NSW aged 45 and over.

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Eating more legumes may help lower heart disease risk in diabetics

Eating more legumes may help lower heart disease risk in diabeticsWashington, October 23 : Eating more legumes - such as beans, chickpeas or lentils - appears to improve blood sugar control and reduce estimated coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), according to a new study.

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Chronic electrical stimulation at acupoints may relieve stomach woes for diabetics

Chronic electrical stimulation at acupoints may relieve stomach woes for diabeticsWashington, October 23 : Chronic electrical stimulation (ES) at specific acupuncture points could relieve gastroparesis symptoms associated with diabetes, such as nausea, vomiting, early satiety, abdominal fullness, upper abdominal pain and bloating, a new study has found.

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Gut bugs play role in Type-2 diabetes: Study

Gut bugs play role in Type-2 diabetes: StudyCopenhagen, Sep 27 - Surprisingly, your gut bugs can reveal whether you are suffering from the Type-2 diabetes, whose numbers have globally gone up. Many could be suffering from it without ever realising, fear scientists.

The research also demonstrated that people with Type-2 diabetes have a more hostile bacterial environment in their intestines, which can increase resistance to different medicines.

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People with belly fat `more prone to Type 2 diabetes`

People with belly fat `more prone to Type 2 diabetes`Washington, Sept 19 : Obese people with excess visceral fat (abdominal fat that surrounds the body's internal organs) have an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes, a new study has revealed.

According to the study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, persons with excess abdominal subcutaneous fat (fat underneath the skin) were not at higher risk for the onset of diabetes.

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Diabetes can be found out through hair test first

Diabetes can be found out through hair test firstNew Delhi, Sep 6 - Trichologist Akshay Batra says that hair is one of the prime source to detect many diseases.

"Hair has a significant medical content. By looking at hair, one can diagnose many diseases, which may otherwise go unnoticed, such as heart disease, diabetes, thyroid and anaemia," Batra told reporters Thursday at the launch of his book - "Hair: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know".

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Now, gadget that allows diabetics to test blood sugar levels with iPhone

Now, gadget that allows diabetics to test blood sugar levels with iPhone Melbourne, September 6 : A French pharmaceutical giant has created a flashy gadget that hooks up to the iPhone to read the blood glucose levels of diabetics.

Sanofi will be releasing the iBGStar on Thursday to be sold in pharmacists across the country for 90 dollars, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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How steady job could benefit diabetics

How steady job could benefit diabeticsWashington, August 30 : For people who are diabetic or prone to diabetes, having a steady job appears to be good for their health.

And the benefit lies in their adherence to anti-diabetic medications, and not just because of the insurance coverage, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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Common virus could give you type 2 diabetes later in life

Common virus could give you type 2 diabetes later in life London, August 29 : A common viral infection could increase the risk of developing diabetes in older adults - and they may not even realise they have contracted it, a new study has warned.

The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is part of the herpes family and can be sexually-transmitted. It can also be spread via coughs and sneezes and it is estimated around half of all adults have been infected.

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Sensor detects glucose in diabetics' saliva, tears

Sensor detects glucose in diabetics' saliva, tearsWashington, Aug 24 - A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing.

"It's an inherently non-invasive way to estimate glucose content in the body," said Jonathan Claussen, former Purdue University doctoral student and now a research scientist at the US Naval Research Lab.

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Diabetes needn’t be a barrier to actively enjoying sports, exercise

Diabetes needn’t be a barrier to actively enjoying sports, exerciseNew Delhi, Aug. 9 : Contrary to popular belief, the soaring incidence of diabetes is not confined to just the elderly or the obese, but athletes too can and do suffer from it.

However, having diabetes needn't be a barrier to actively enjoying sports and exercise. Diabetic sportsmen and women are common and diabetics have achieved some of the highest sporting awards available on the planet.

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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate

Leaner diabetics have higher death rateWashington, Aug 8 - Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.

The Northwestern University study found that normal-weight or thinner diabetics experienced both significantly higher total and non-cardiovascular mortality than overweight participants.

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Weight training cuts diabetes risk by 34 percent

Weight training cuts diabetes risk by 34 percentLondon, Aug 7 - Regular weight training can cut the chances of developing diabetes in men by up to 34 percent, a study showed.

Adding aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, can lead to even greater benefits, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

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Cheese slashes diabetes risk by 12pc

Cheese slashes diabetes risk by 12pc London, July 24 : Eating just two slices of cheese a day can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 per cent, researchers say.

The findings go against current health guidelines, which advise cutting back on dairy products and other high-fat foods to help prevent the illness.

British and Dutch researchers looked at the diets of 16,800 healthy adults and 12,400 patients with type 2 diabetes from eight European countries, including the UK.

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Biochemical to treat diabetes discovered

Biochemical to treat diabetes discoveredWashington, July 16 - Scientists have discovered a biochemical that shows a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat type-2 diabetes.

Scientists had long suspected that diabetes and obesity could be linked to problems in the biological clock. Lab mice with altered biological clocks, for example, often become obese and develop diabetes.

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Kerala doctors win global recognition for cost effective telemedicine-based diabetes treatment

 Kerala doctors win global recognition for cost effective telemedicine-based diabetes treatment Kochi (Kerala), July 10 : Globally, the treatment of diabetes is miserably failing with millions of patients requiring expensive treatment for heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, mental depression etc.

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Lifestyle deepens diabetes problem in India, China

Lifestyle deepens diabetes problem in India, ChinaNew Delhi, July 5 - India and China will continue to have the largest number of diabetics in the world in the coming years due to rapid lifestyle shifts in these two countries, a leading health expert said here Thursday.

With around 90 million diabetics, China last year outnumbered India, which has 61.3 million diabetics.

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Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

Stem cells may help reverse diabetesWashington, June 28 : In a new study, researchers have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, thereby paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects millions worldwide.

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