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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

February 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of women who have abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, GDM and type 2 diabetes share the problems of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. » Continue Reading

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Examine the Diabetic Foot

February 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition accompanied by a slew of complications, from the head down to the toes. Ask any diabetic what complications they are aware of, and, chances are, ranking among the top answers would be amputations. True enough, diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities. The presence of poor diabetes control, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), peripheral arterial disease, and foot ‘ ulcerations predict a higher risk for having a toe or a foot amputated. » Continue Reading

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Instant Messaging Aids in Diabetes Control

February 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Instant messaging does not only help connect people throughout the globe, it has also been shown to help people with diabetes get better control of their disease. Korean researchers, whose study was published in the journal Diabetes Care, have shown that an automated instant messaging service could improve diabetes management. Dr. Chulsik Kim and colleagues from Yongdong Severance Hospital in Seoul revealed that patients who used the instant messaging service for 12 weeks lost weight, had better blood sugar control and had lower blood sugar levels both before and after meals. » Continue Reading

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Kidney Injury and Women Mortality

February 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Mild to moderate kidney damage or renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in women, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease in both men and women, according to a study. » Continue Reading

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Better Early Than Sorry

January 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set of fingers and functioning vital organs. » Continue Reading

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Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

January 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

This familiar line of mine usually echoes in the four corners of my clinic: “You’re not yet a diabetic but you’re already walking the line of being one and i f you do not start modifying your lifestyle, you will one day wake up as a full-blown diabetic…” My patients would usually come up with various reactions. Some would give me that wide-eyed response of “Really?”. Some would just nod meaning they understood every word that I just said. Some would show a disturbed
look probably thinking I just said they are already diabetic. » Continue Reading

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A Pill to Prevent Diabetes?

January 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

What if your entire life could be compressed into a twelve-hour clock ; and you knew you would develop diabetes at the eleventh hour, would a you turn the hands of time before it o struck eleven? Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But in a way, it IS possible to reset the 3 clock of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Rice cause of diabetes?

January 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Does rice cause diabetes? Is it true that diabetics should not eat rice? » Continue Reading

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Softdrinks and Diabetes

January 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Can taking soft drinks everyday cause diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Teens’ thoughts on weight influence by Mom

January 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Teens may not show it, but they seem to take in what their mother’s think about their weight. A new study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital in Boston, found that mothers’ perceptions on weight and dieting often affect their adolescent children’s interest in dieting. » Continue Reading

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