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Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

October 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research Off

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also continue beyond two years. » Continue Reading

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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

October 12, 2021 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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Gum Care Helps Control Diabetes

October 11, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Getting treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. » Continue Reading

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Is Birth Control Pills for Diabetics Okay?

October 9, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

I would need more information regarding your age, the duration of your diabetes, your medical history, the nature of your menstrual irregularities and even the dose and duration of use of these birth control pills. But let me try to address your question anyway. You are correct that there is some reason for your concern. Oral contraceptive pills or birth control pills have been known to cause blood clots in certain predisposed individuals.These drugs may put women who take them at increased risk for blood clots in the leg veins (which may travel to the lungs causing difficulty in breathing), and could even cause strokes and heart attacks. » Continue Reading

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Successful Islet Cell Transplant

October 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study shows that islet cells (clusters of pancreatic cells that produce insulin) from living donors may be better for diabetes treatment. Comparing samples from living and deceased donors, the study shows that 94 percent of islet cells from living donors were viable for transplant, while only 42 percent can be used from deceased donors. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Pregnant Glucose Levels

October 7, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A pioneer study that continuously monitored glucose levels throughout pregnancy revealed significant changes in glycemic control between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Osteoporosis Risk in Avandia

October 6, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The diabetes drug, rosiglitazone (Avandia) may increase risk for bone thinning or osteoporosis, which could help explain why diabetics may have an increased risk of fractures. The study found that the drug increased the activity of the cells that degrade bones in mice; according to results published online in Nature Medicine. GlaxoSmithKline, the company that markets the drug, has already acknowledged that a study has found that there is a higher risk of fractures among women who take Avandia. » Continue Reading

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Depression Care Prolongs Lives of Older Diabetics

October 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Older adults with diabetes and depression who receive depression care management are half as likely to die over a five-year period than depressed patients with diabetes who receive none, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Results of the study, the first known trial that linked diabetes and mortality in a depression intervention trial, were published in the December 2007 issue of Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Dogs May Help Detect Hypoglycemia

October 3, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An appeal to provide substantial evidence that dogs could reliably sniff out changes in their owner’s diabetic state is now being spread out by researchers at the Queen’s University. Dr. Deborah Wells from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University and Dr. Shaun Lawson from the University of Lincoln are looking for 100 type 1 diabetics that would answer an online survey. They are also requesting for video footages of dogs reacting to the “hypos” or low blood sugar levels of their owners. » Continue Reading

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Children of Diabetics More Aware of Risk

October 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A Japanese study reveals that adult offspring of type 2 diabetics are more aware that they are at increased risk of developing the disease than their parents. According to Dr. Keiko Kazuma and colleagues at the University of Tokyo, genetics and lifestyle could more likely contribute to the development of the disease among persons with type 2 diabetic parents. » Continue Reading

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