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Glucose Monitoring Devices

June 13, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) conducted and funded a study which tested three brands of continuous glucose monitoring devices.

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Diabetes and Fertility

May 31, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a sweet couple? Unfortunately, diabetes may adversely affect fertility. Diabetes affects other hormones and bodily functions in such a way that can make it more difficult for a couple to conceive.

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant after 1 year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. About a third of infertility problems are due to female infertility, and another third are due to male infertility. In the remaining cases, infertility affects both partners or the cause is unclear. » Continue Reading

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Weight Loss Improves OSA

May 24, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It seems that weight loss indeed is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among type 2 diabetic patients, according to the results of a multicenter, randomized study. » Continue Reading

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Coffee linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

May 23, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An Australian meta-analysis has found evidence to support claims that coffee consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

“Similar associations have also been reported for consumption of decaffeinated coffee and tea,” wrote dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues. » Continue Reading

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Depression Treatment Improves Glycemic Control

May 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study found that treating depression among low-income minority patients also improves these patients’ HbA1c and systolic blood pressure.

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Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

May 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

May 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study.

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Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

May 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome.

Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from 0 to 1 month through 9 months or more of breastfeeding.

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South Asians Have Higher Diabetes Risk

May 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A Canadian study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that South Asians are more vulnerable to having a higher fat mass and a lower lean body mass, and therefore, are more prone to developing insulin resistance and diabetes.

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Caring for Vision Impaired’s Feet

May 12, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetic patients are often overwhelmed with things that they need to do in order to properly manage their disease. So much so that self-care tasks vital to day-to-day health are neglected—things like taking care of their feet. » Continue Reading

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