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Gastric Stimulation Improves Glucose Control

October 31, 2021 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

October 30, 2021 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

October 24, 2021 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

October 17, 2021 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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Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

October 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research Off

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also continue beyond two years. » Continue Reading

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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

October 12, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of women who have abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, GDM and type 2 diabetes share the problems of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. » Continue Reading

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Gum Care Helps Control Diabetes

October 11, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Getting treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. » Continue Reading

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Is Birth Control Pills for Diabetics Okay?

October 9, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

I would need more information regarding your age, the duration of your diabetes, your medical history, the nature of your menstrual irregularities and even the dose and duration of use of these birth control pills. But let me try to address your question anyway. You are correct that there is some reason for your concern. Oral contraceptive pills or birth control pills have been known to cause blood clots in certain predisposed individuals.These drugs may put women who take them at increased risk for blood clots in the leg veins (which may travel to the lungs causing difficulty in breathing), and could even cause strokes and heart attacks. » Continue Reading

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Successful Islet Cell Transplant

October 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study shows that islet cells (clusters of pancreatic cells that produce insulin) from living donors may be better for diabetes treatment. Comparing samples from living and deceased donors, the study shows that 94 percent of islet cells from living donors were viable for transplant, while only 42 percent can be used from deceased donors. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Pregnant Glucose Levels

October 7, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A pioneer study that continuously monitored glucose levels throughout pregnancy revealed significant changes in glycemic control between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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