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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

December 11, 2021 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

December 10, 2021 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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Research on Diabetes-Cancer link

December 5, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Loss leads to poor Diabetes Control

December 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A good snooze and sweet dreams may translate to acceptable blood sugar control, researchers based in the University of Chicago noted. » Continue Reading

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Kidney Stone Treatment and Diabetes

December 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People getting treatment for kidney stones may do well to think first before undergoing a common treatment to remove kidney stones. A new study done by Mayo Clinic researchers found that shock wave lithotripsy, which uses shock waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces, significantly increases the risk for diabetes and hypertension later in life. The study identifies the intensity of the treatment and quantity of the shock waves administered as the possible causes of increased diabetes risk, while the hypertension risk can be attributed to the treatment of stones in both kidneys. » Continue Reading

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Low-fat dairy may aid weight loss

November 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Overweight diabetic patients can now turn to low-fat dairy products to ease their struggle to lose weight, a group of researchers said. Dr. Danit R. Shahar and colleagues from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva urged diabetics to try a diet rich in low-fat dairy calcium after discovering in a study that overweight type 2 diabetic patients with a higher intake of dairy calcium increased odds of losing weight twice. » Continue Reading

Gestational diabetes ups risk for type 2 diabetes

November 29, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One in four women who had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) will go on to develop diabetes in 15 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Researchers examined data for 5,470 women with gestational diabetes and 783 women without gestational diabetes who were seen for postnatal follow-up between 1971 and 2003. » Continue Reading

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Breastfed Babies less likely to be overweight

November 28, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Breastfeeding is still best for babies, and mothers too. Accord¬ing to researchers from the Har¬vard School of Public Health, breastfeeding is a mother’s best option in ensuring that her baby grows up healthy and far from obesity.
Researchers believe that breastfeeding is a possible key that could spare a child from ac¬quiring diabetes that runs in the family. With more than 15,000 subjects, both sexes with ages be¬tween 9 and 14, the study revealed that a breastfed infant has a less¬er chance of becoming overweight and obese when he gets older evenif his mother is overweight and/or diabetic.
According to chief researcher Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, breastfed babies are ‘taught’ natural eating habits early on. In contrast to formula feeding which is based on a schedule, breastfeeding allows mothers to conveniently attend to infants’ clamor for food. With breastfeeding, babies consume only the amount they need for the moment.
Dr. Davis was quoted as saying that the “substantial benefit to breastfeeding for all children is regardless of their mother’s
weight or health status.” Published in the latest issue of Diabetes Care journal, the study debunked previous researches which linked diabetic mothers to obesity and ‘poor glucose tolerance’ among children.

Breastfeeding is still best for babies, and mothers too. According to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, breastfeeding is a mother’s best option in ensuring that her baby grows up healthy and far from obesity. » Continue Reading

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Weight Gain between Pregnancies Risky

November 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study.
Researchers found that gaining weight between pregnancies – not during pregnancy itself – raised the risk of complications like diabetes and high blood pressure, and even stillbirth, during the second pregnancy. While pregnant women with existing diabetes or high blood pressure are at a higher risk of convulsions or organ damage, which in severe cases, can be fatal.
The study, reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet, provides evidence that overweight or obese women who plan to get pregnant should lose weight, while those with healthy weight should avoid getting extra weight before pregnancy.
Researchers examined records of more than 150,000 Swedishwomen who delivered two children between 1992 and 2001. They focused on body-mass index (BMI) calculations – a calculation from a person’s height and weight – and examined the difference between the women’s BMI at the beginning of two consecutive pregnancies.
One important finding was that the risk of complications increased even among women who did not end up overweight. Researchers further that developing diabetes is associated not only with those who are morbidly obese but even among those who register relatively small weight increases too.
In summary, the study says that a 1 or 2 BMI unit increase in weight ups the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy by up to 40 percent. If BMI rose by 3 or more units during the second pregnancy, the risk of a stillbirth also increases by 63 percent.

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study. » Continue Reading

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Intensive Diabetes Care Benefits Tots

November 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to benefit from a more intensive management of the disease. It debunked previous studies which said the use of intensive insulin therapy has its hangups, one of which is significant weight gain.
Researchers reported in the Journal o f Pediatrics that young patients,who frequently monitored their blood sugar levels, those who injected new insulin formulations and those who were under insulin pump therapy have half the chance of suffering from hypoglycemia while it also lessens by 25 percent the patient’s chance of visiting the emergency room. The patients also improved control over their blood sugar levels.

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