Insulin Resistance Linked to Hepatitis C Infection

May 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

French investigators at the Universite Denis Diderot-Paris said that insulin resistance, a diabetes precursor, is a specific feature of chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, independent of the severity of the infection and other metabolic factors.

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Light Therapy Not Really Better for Diabetic Nerve Damage

May 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to a study reported in the medical journal Diabetes Care, a type of light therapy, which involves infrared light called monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE), is no more effective or better than sham therapy for treating nerve damage or neuropathy in people with diabetes.

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Exercise Boosts Function of Insulin-Making Cells

May 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A week’s worth of exercise for sedentary older people who are at risk of developing diabetes showed significant improvement in the function of their insulin-making beta cells, said researchers from the University of Michigan.

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Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

May 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

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Higher Heart Rate May Signal Diabetes

May 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having a higher-than-normal heart rate while at rest increases a middle-aged person’s risk of developing diabetes in later life, or even dying from the disease, said researchers in a study.

Study investigators from the Northwestern University in Chicago noted that, “Heart rate is a simple-to-measure clinical tool that provides potentially useful information about an individual’s metabolic health.”

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Not Enough Insulin May Cut Diabetic Women’s Lifespan

May 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women with type 1 diabetes who are taking less insulin than what is required to control the disease may inadvertently find that their lifespan is reduced by more than a decade, according to a recent study conducted by the Joslin Diabetes Research Center in Boston.

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Joint Replacement Outcomes Differ in Diabetes Types

May 15, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to study findings presented during the meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, California, those with type 1 diabetes who undergo total hip or knee replacement fare worse than those with type 2 diabetes, who in turn fare worse than those without diabetes.

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Gestational Diabetes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

May 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having diabetes in pregnancy — or gestational diabetes — may save women from developing breast cancer later in life.

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Diabetes and Exercise

May 13, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

An important part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, with or without diabetes, is having a regular exercise regimen. Other workouts are more strenuous than some and all vary with what the individual is comfortable doing, and ultimately, what results they’re looking for.

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The Feet’s Feat

May 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The universe knows that among the oft used parts of the body are the feet. No further explanation needed. But not everyone knows the notion that the same pair may mirror and represent the different parts of the body through energy zones. Knowledge of these aids in one’s wellness, treatment and diagnosis through a type of therapy called Reflexology – foot relief that is not just a massage.

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