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Diabetes Education Techniques for Kids

March 31, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Education is a very important tool in the management of diabetes. It is regarded as one of the pillars of diabetes management. This has been the primary reason for the establishment of diabetes clinics to provide patient empowerment through education, leading to successful clinical outcomes.

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Leg Cramps related to Diabetes?

March 30, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Question: “I often get leg cramps at night. What could be causing this? Is this related to my diabetes?”

Answer:
Leg cramps are usually sudden contractions or tightening of the calf muscles that last a few seconds to a few minutes. Sometimes these involve the foot and thigh and frequently occur when you’re falling asleep or about to wake up.

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Dietary Glycemic Load linked to risk for heart disease in women

March 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

High dietary glycemic load and carbohydrate intake from high-glycemic index foods are associated with an increased overall risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) in women but not in men.

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Removable Walker Cast for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

March 28, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic plantar ulcers heal just as well with removable walker casts as with nonremovable fiberglass total-contact casts, a new study reveals.

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Certain Bacteria may make People Fat

March 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Germs that make their home in the gut may cause obesity and a range of health-threatening symptoms that go along with it, a new research shows.

Researchers reported that certain bacteria cause inflammation that can affect appetite as well as inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease and colitis. In other words, the germs make you overeat, Dr. Andrew Gewirtz of Emory University in Atlanta and his colleagues reported.

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Doctors skeptical over widen use of Statins

March 26, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Known for lowering cholesterol levels, statins have recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a preventive drug for about 6.5 million Americans who have no cholesterol problems or signs of heart disease.

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Diabetes Patients recover better after Colon Surgery

March 25, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In terms of postoperative complications and in-hospital mortality, diabetes patients fare better after colon cancer surgery than do persons without diabetes.

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Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

March 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

March 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine.

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Experts perspective on Pioglitazone

March 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism of the University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital explained the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed that despite receiving the best standard of care, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suffered progressive deterioration of glycemic control over a period of 10 years.

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