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Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New Catheter could reduce Amputation

December 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Amputation of one’s legs due to gangrene has always been a constant threat to diabetics like Damocles’ sword hanging over a diabetic’s head. Patients with critical limb ischemia could reduce the risk for amputation, thanks to an upgraded version of a peripheral revascularization catheter recently approved by the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

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First-Morning Urine Good Predictor of Kidney Complications in Diabetes

December 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doing a laboratory test—called the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)—on the first-morning urine sample may be the best predictor of possible kidney complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy). This was the finding of a new paper from the landmark “Reduction in Endpoints in Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus with the Angiotensin-II Antagonist Losartan” (RENAAL) trial reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. » Continue Reading

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Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

November 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and the skin. A fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dL and above on two separate occasions or a random value of 200 mg/dL and above confirms the diagnosis of diabetes.

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Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

November 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous patient care in hospitals with nurses and resident physicians doing graveyard duty shifts. » Continue Reading

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High-MUFA Diet benefits Type 2 Diabetics

November 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A year-long energy-restricted, high-monounsaturated fat (MUFA) diet was seen to prove beneficial for type 2 diabetics. Researchers reported in the first online issue of Diabetes Care that it is as effective as a high-carbohydrate (CHO), low-fat diet.

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Liraglutide for Diabetes Control

November 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A daily shot of liraglutide proved more effective than the conventional pill glimepiride (Amaryl) in reducing blood sugar levels in patients in the early stages of type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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Early Intensive Glucose Control Lasts a Decade

November 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable but rose with the passage of time, researchers reported recently.

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Exercise Helps Control Fatty Liver

November 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fatty liver often occurs in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. Not only could fatty liver lead to an increased risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, it could also disrupt metabolism, promote fuel inflammation in the body and can increase lipid levels, all of which could harm the heart.

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Hormone discovery helps fight Diabetes

November 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists have identified a member of a new class of hormones produced by body fat that they think could lead to fresh approaches to combat diabetes and other conditions related to obesity.

The hormone prevents the liver from accumulating fat and enhances the body’s ability to control glucose, scientists led by Gokhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health wrote recently in the journal Cell.

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