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Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

October 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

Researchers in Netherlands studied the size of birth, adult body size, and sensitivity to the blood regularing hormone insulin in young adults. They found that a person’s fat mass in adulthood was the only factor significantly related to insulin sensitivity, which is a precursor of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Higher Heart Rate May Signal Diabetes

September 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having a higher-than-normal heart rate while at rest increases a middle-aged person’s risk of developing diabetes in later life, or even dying from the disease, said researchers in a study published in the medical journal Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Study Finds Vitamin D May Cut Diabetes Risk in Kids

September 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Giving young children vitamin D supplements may lower their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to a tem of researchers from St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children in Manchester, England.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, found that children who took vitamin D supplements were around 30% less likely to develop diabetes than those who did not. » Continue Reading

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Hypoglycemia Episodes Often Missed by Parents

September 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A seven-month trial conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, said that parents, more than their type 1 diabetic children, have a hard time recognizing warming signs of hypoglycemia or extremely low blood sugar levels.

Researchers found that parents missed their children’s moderate hypoglycemia 54% of the time, while children missed 41% of these episodes.

In the study, the researchers asked 61 children, aged 6 to 11, and their parents to rate hypoglycemia symtoms, estimate the child’s blood sugar level, and measure it using a survey programmed on a personal digital assistant. Study participants completed 70 of these tests over a month, then reported cases of severe hypoglycemia for the next six months. » Continue Reading

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Lower limb amputations caused by skin changes

September 25, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lower limb amputations are a common complication in diabetes. Now, researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK have discovered why patients develop a condition which leads to amputation of the lower limbs. They say it is caused by an alteration in the skin tissue before leg ulcer develops. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Diabetes

September 18, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

As the old saying goes, “An ounce-of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Prevention is the best cure for any disease, especially diabetes, as lots of things can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Good diet is one of the most important components of your diabetes prevention plan. Knowing what and when to eat, as well as what to avoid is very important. » Continue Reading

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Getting to know HbA1C

September 17, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

When an individual is diabetic, the need to keep one’s blood sugar or glucose in the normal level is essential to manage the disease. Frequent monitoring of one’s blood sugar at home is a great way to keep track of it in order to guide treatment of diabetes. However, to know the overall condition of blood sugar, one test will surely help – the HbA1C test, also known as glycosylated hemoglobin test. » Continue Reading

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Chronic Kidney Disease Worldwide

September 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

The incidence of chronic kidney disease is rapidly increasing worldwide, according to experts in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Researchers report that the annual incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United Kingdom has doubled over the past decade and is now estimated at around 100 per 1 million of population. This figure is expected to continue to rise by 5 to 8 percent annually, though it still remains well below the average in Europe (around 135 per 1 million) and that of the United States (336 per 1 million). » Continue Reading

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Preventing Diabetes in Children

September 11, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

It is a well-known fact that diabetes is a disease whose prevalence is increasing at disturbingly alarming rates worldwide. And while much attention is focused on the incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially with the epidemic of childhood obesity, the incidence of type 1 diabetes which is classically associated with children is increasing as well. » Continue Reading

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A Pill to Prevent Diabetes?

September 9, 2021 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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