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September 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

The American Diabetes Association has stated that being overweight and sedentary are major factors in the rise of type 2 diabetes cases.  Healthy lifestyle habits are the most effective weapons in the fight against this highly preventable condition.  The latest research confirms that eating the right food, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress help to maintain normal blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Eye Scanner to monitor Blood Glucose now Underway

September 5, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Diabetics may soon be using their eyes too to monitor their blood glucose at home. An eye scanner as big as a cellular phone is currently being developed in the United States by Oculir Inc. to help diabetics avoid painful pinprick tests to measure blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Women with Type 1 Diabetes at risk for Osteoporosis

September 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Premenopausal women (aged 35-55) with type 1 diabetes are likely to be more prone to have osteoporosis than non-diabetic women, according to results of a study. Bone mineral density (BMD) in premenopausal type 1 diabetic women is found to be 3 to 8 percent lower than in women without diabetes. Aside from lower BMD, diabetic women were also found to exhibit more bone fractures, with one-third of women reported having a fracture after age 20 compared to less than a quarter of those who do not have diabetes.

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Egg-breakfast Helps Improve Weight Loss

September 3, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Eating eggs for breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count will more likely lead to weight loss in overweight people, according to new research. Researchers compared an egg-breakfast with a bagel-based breakfast of the same weight and calorie content, and found that the egg-breakfast “induced greater satiety and significantly reduced shortterm food intake.” » Continue Reading

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Diabetes screening after pregnancy

September 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) should be screened regularly for diabetes after pregnancy, recommends a new study. Gestational diabetes increases a woman’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that women with a history of gestational diabetes should be screened regularly after pregnancy.

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Diabetes Drug May Cause Eye Problems

August 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and drug company GIaxoSmithKline (GSK) are alerting doctors about rare reports of worsening eye complications in diabetic patients who are taking the drugs Avandia or Avandamet. » Continue Reading

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Aspirin may prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

August 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Initial results of new research suggest that aspirin,taken at relatively low doses, can prevent microangiopathy (a disease affecting small blood vessels).  The study found that aspirin at relatively low concentrations prevented microangiopathy in rats. However, study investigators said that before they can recommend the use of aspirin for diabetic retinopathy, they still need to know the minimal dose in which aspirin would be effective, and which processes in the retinal vessel it targets. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Women Have Less Mammograms

August 25, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite regular health care, women with diabetes were significantly less likely to have a mammogram (screening for breast cancer) than were women without diabetes, reports a study. Using health databases in Ontario, Canada, researchers compared mammogram rates between women who had diabetes and those without diabetes for a minimum of two years. » Continue Reading

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Cola Drinks May Raise Blood Pressure

August 24, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women who drink cola often are at an increased risk of raising their blood pressure level, a new study found. Data from two large Nurses Health studies, involving about 155,000 women, found that those who drank just one caffeinated cola drink every day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure. While those who drank more colas daily had an even higher risk, says researchers. The association between blood pressure and cola drinking was found to be consistent both for younger and older women, regardless of whether the cola was regular or diet. » Continue Reading

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Caring for Diabetic Feet

August 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and damage the nerves. This can result in a loss of feeling in the feet making patients vulnerable to injury without even knowing it. Also, blood sugar problems greatly affect the wound healing process. Thus, it is important to pay extra attention to your feet to prevent common ailments such as corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, hammer toes, claw toes and arthritis. » Continue Reading

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