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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vaccine for Autoimmune Diseases

December 5, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Here’s good news for patients with Type 1 diabetes: a breakthrough in the cure of autoimmune diseases has been discovered in Toulouse, France and Berlin, Germany. Researchers from the University Hospital in Toulouse, France and Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch,Germany have developed a vaccine that can cure autoimmune diseases such as Type I diabetes. An autoimmune disease is one where the immune system starts attacking the body’s own structures. » Continue Reading

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Too Much TV No Good for Diabetic Kids

December 3, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children and television are inseparable.  A daily dose of cartoons and other TV fare is commonplace for a child of the new millennium.  However, a Norweigan study shows that children with diabetes who spend more time in front of the television have a tougher time controlling their blood sugar. The study claims that children with Type I diabetes who are encouraged to watch less TV have a higher chance of controlling their blood sugar levels. The same study explains that although a relationship between watching TV and the control of blood sugar levels was formed, the underlying factors that make up this relationship still have to be known. » Continue Reading

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