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Depression Treatment Improves Glycemic Control

October 13, 2018 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

October 12, 2018 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

October 11, 2018 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

October 10, 2018 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

October 9, 2018 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

October 3, 2018 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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Insulin resistance gene prevents CVD

October 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world and in order to solve this, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia observed some genetically fat mice and found out that by eliminating the protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 B, or PTP1 B, they could prevent the risk of CVD.

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Tomato Juice Lowers Risk for Heart Disease?

October 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are generated due to hyperglycemia, is one of the major foci of recent research related to diabetes. There is strong evidence that damage caused by ROS may play a significant role in causing diabetes complications like neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

September 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center found another drug to aid type 1 diabetics other than insulin. Using terminally ill rodents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, researchers found out that leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells could lower glucose levels and maintain the glucose in normal levels for an extended period.

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Vibrating Insoles Helpful in Diabetic Neuropathy

September 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

About one-third of diabetes mellitus patients are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or a condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It also brings balance problems and unsteadiness when walking.

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