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Innovating Ways to Cure Diabetes

May 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 3

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 30 million to 246 million over the past two decades. In the Philippines, the Department of Health says that there are currently eight million diabetics, with 500 newly diagnosed everyday. » Continue Reading

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Ouch Out of Insulin Shots

May 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Are you a diabetic who is injecting insulin who would like some relief from daily shots? Or do you have family members who inject insulin but would rather not? This article might interest you. » Continue Reading

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Insulin Sulfonylurea vs Alzheimer’s

May 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York said that insulin combined with a diabetes pill can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studying the brains of 124 deceased diabetics and 124 non-diabetics with comparable age, sex, and severity of dementia, Dr. Sam Grandy of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and colleagues, thought that the medications diabetics are taking play a role in this.

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Effective Diabetes Education

May 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Study on Diabetes and TB

May 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies have established that diabetes is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Now, recent study shows that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may threaten global efforts to control TB, reported researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in the latest issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine.

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Metformin Helps Obese Teenage Girls

May 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A lifestyle modification program along with metformin, a drug commonly used by type 2 diabetics to lower blood sugar level, may help teenage girls lose weight if they make changes in their diet as well, according to a study.

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Pregabalin Eases Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy

May 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A review of previous studies showed that pregabalin (Lyrica), a drug used for epileptic attacks, could safely and effectively relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy.

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Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

May 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled conditions, Dr. Claudia Giacomozzi and her team from Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, tested the muscle performance and ankle mobility of 46 diabetic patients with and without nerve damage and in 21 control subjects.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

April 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting persons all over the world today. According to a study, it is estimated that by the year 2030, 366 million persons in the world will have diabetes. Every 30 seconds a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes. The risk of someone with diabetes developing a foot ulcer could be as high as 25 percent during his/ her lifetime. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

April 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to five or seven times higher in diabetics and this risk has been. seen in studies done in both developed and developing countries. » Continue Reading

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