Eyedrops Cure for Cataracts?

August 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, a clear tissue located inside the eye behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. Cataracts can result from many conditions, but the most frequent cause is the natural aging process. Other causes may include eye injury, chronic eye disease, and diabetes. More than half the people over age 65 will have some degree of cataract development.

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Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

August 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime. » Continue Reading

Blood Pressure Drug Increases Diabetes Risk

August 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients with metabolic syndrome (a precursor to diabetes) who also have high blood pressure or hypertension should be wary of taking a class of drugs called thiazide-type diuretics (TZ) because it may increase their risk of developing diabetes, results of a new study say.

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Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

August 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Chanting “Om” may do more than just bring you inner peace; a new study claims meditation may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome.

A study that transcendental meditation can significantly decrease insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate variability. Transcendental meditation involves sitting quietly while your mind settles into a quieter and quieter state until you are not thinking at all, or literally “transcending the thinking process.”

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Hypoglycemia Doesn’t Harm Intellect

August 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recurring episodes of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function, according to results of a long-term study. Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts presented the results of the study during the session of the American Diabetes Association.

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Diabetes Complications for Teens

August 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Teenagers with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have signs of kidney damage and high blood pressure than teens with type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes Drugs Cut Sugar and Weight

August 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two new experimental drugs, the firsts in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs, seem to help older diabetes drugs lower patients’ blood sugar, with the added bonus of a little weight loss.

The once-a-day medications work by increasing the levels of a hormone that triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin to process blood sugar while simultaneously signaling the liver to stop making glucose. They act by blocking the production of an enzyme called DPP-4 that normally inactivates that hormone.

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High Tech Sugar Monitor

August 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics who need to continuously monitor their sugar levels are increasingly getting high-tech help from devices that provide not only blood sugar readings but also information on when and how much insulin a patient needs.

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Deadly High Sugar

August 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients who have had a recent episode of stroke or heart attack should keep their blood sugar under tight control, according to a new US study.

The study, which involved 216,000 patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), found that high blood sugar is linked to higher death risk among certain patients, and that the risk varied according to disease type.

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug for Women

August 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic women with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil), the anti-erectile dysfunction drug marketed for men, may also help them improve arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and may also decrease pain during intercourse, according to results of a study.

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