Diabetes increases Colon Cancer Risk

December 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It has long been known that people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease, kidney failure, and other complications like eye and foot problems. Now, a new study finds that those with diabetes are also more prone to develop colon cancer. » Continue Reading

Women and Diabetes

December 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If diabetes were a gender issue, then women should fight for gender equality. Why? Because women are at a losing end when it comes to diabetes and its many complications compared to men. For one, diabetes causes more complications in women than in men, some of which are unique to women. Being diabetic makes a woman prone to complications in pregnancy, reproduction, and the heart. Uncontrolled blood sugars in diabetic women may also cause increased yeast infections, bladder infections, vaginal dryness, and inability to reach orgasm during sexual intercourse. » Continue Reading

Strict Blood Sugar Control Reduces Diabetes Heart Risk

December 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Results of a 20-year study confirm that tight blood sugar control reduces the risk of heart disease by more than half among people with type 1 diabetes. The study called the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that those who used aggressive methods to control blood sugar level had a 58 percent lower risk of a serious event like heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease, and a 42 percent reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease events. » Continue Reading

Diabetic Skin Care

December 14, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly common systemic disorder that may present with an assortment of accompanying skin problems. These skin manifestations may directly result from blood sugar abnormalities, or may be complications of various disorders such as kidney failure, microangiopathies and nerve damage. Physical changes in the skin of diabetic patients can vary from the mundane, such as skin dryness, to serious and lifethreatening, such as chronic ulcers or skin infections. » Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug may cut Lung Cancer Risk

December 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), a class of diabetic drugs, may significantly reduce the risk of death among patients with type 2 diabetes and lung cancer. » Continue Reading

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

December 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. » Continue Reading

Risk for liver disease higher among Diabetics

December 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Aside from the increased risk for heart disease and stroke, there is now growing evidence that also points to a higher risk for both liver disease and liver cancer among people with diabetes. Two recent studies reveal that patients with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of developing liver disease and possibly three times the risk of developing liver cancer compared to healthy individuals. » Continue Reading

Babies and Diabetes

December 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. » Continue Reading

Exenatide: Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

December 9, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

EIi Lilly and Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Byetta (exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Exenatide is now approved in the European Union as adjunctive therapy to improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate glycemic control on maximally tolerated doses of metformin and/or a sulfonylurea, two common oral diabetes medications. Exenatide is the first in a new class of antidiabetic medicines known as incretin mimetics.

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Sugar Mommies

December 8, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Motherhood is often illustrated by images of a woman cuddling an infant or holding a child. But motherhood actually starts with conception while the baby is inside the womb. It is the mother’s duty to nurture the infant by taking care of her body throughout pregnancy. Sadly though, there are some diseases that are brought about by the changes that occur during pregnancy and these can affect both maternal and fetal well-being. » Continue Reading