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Eye Damage in Type 1 Diabetes

March 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Michael Mauer, MD, has found a treatment that significantly slows the progression of eye injury in people with type 1 diabetes, a common complication caused by this disease. By administering an anti-hypertensive (medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure), Mauer and colleagues were able to slow progression of diabetic eye damage in more than 65 percent of participants involved in the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. » Continue Reading

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Stop Type 2 Diabetes at Childhood

March 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There is an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical experts blame this condition on a culture steeped in junk food and inactivity that has led to more obese kids. » Continue Reading

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Post-Surgical Risks for Diabetes

March 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, it was indicated that diabetics who would undergo total joint replacement are more at risk for complications after surgery due to their pre-existing health conditions. However, the study otherwise claimed that those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient has glucose levels under control. “We found that controlled glucose levels really do make a aifterence for the patient,” said study co-author Dr. Milford Marchant Jr., an orthopedic surgeon who conducted tne study with colleagues of the adult Reconstruction Section at Duke University Medical Center.

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Sleep Apnea link with Diabetes

March 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Results of a study indicate that there a a statistically significant association between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep. “Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disorder. REM-related OSA and s metabolic effects need to be nvestigated in more depth, and this can provide another unique avenue for intervention and control of type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Kamran Mahmood, one of the principal nvestigators of the study. » Continue Reading

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Insulin Pump with Glucose Monitor

March 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitoring system has recently gotten regulatory approval, according to the device maker Medtronic Inc. » Continue Reading

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Gastric Stimulation Improves Glucose Control

March 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recent Austrian studies concluded that gastric stimulation could yield significant improvement in glycemic control among morbidly obese type 2 diabetes patients (ODM).

Bohdjalian et al (2009) recruited 24 ODM for a multicenter open-label European feasibility trial. Each of them were treated with insulin and/ or oral hyperglycemic agents and had a body mass index between 33.3 to 49.7 kg/m2. These participants were implanted laparoscopica ly with a TANTALUS system.

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More Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

March 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Medical Journal of Australia indicates that almost 30% of 14-year-old Australian children fall within a group identified as being at future increased risk of cardiovascular and lifestyle diseases with features of metabolic syndrome; including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes in Pregancy

March 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes, whether acquired prior to or only during the pregnancy, affects both the mother and her unborn baby. For instance, it places the mother at higher risk of developing high blood pressure. Babies of mothers with poorly controlled diabetes tend to be macrosomic or large and fat. Macrosomia puts babies at risk for shoulder injuries during delivery, and low blood glucose levels immediately after they are born. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

March 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go through it, all over again, to experience the feeling of being whole after giving birth. » Continue Reading

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