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Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

March 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Chanting “Om” may do more than just bring you inner peace; a new study claims meditation may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome.

A study that transcendental meditation can significantly decrease insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate variability. Transcendental meditation involves sitting quietly while your mind settles into a quieter and quieter state until you are not thinking at all, or literally “transcending the thinking process.”

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Hypoglycemia Doesn’t Harm Intellect

March 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recurring episodes of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function, according to results of a long-term study. Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts presented the results of the study during the session of the American Diabetes Association.

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Diabetes Complications for Teens

March 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Teenagers with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have signs of kidney damage and high blood pressure than teens with type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes Drugs Cut Sugar and Weight

March 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two new experimental drugs, the firsts in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs, seem to help older diabetes drugs lower patients’ blood sugar, with the added bonus of a little weight loss.

The once-a-day medications work by increasing the levels of a hormone that triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin to process blood sugar while simultaneously signaling the liver to stop making glucose. They act by blocking the production of an enzyme called DPP-4 that normally inactivates that hormone.

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High Tech Sugar Monitor

March 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics who need to continuously monitor their sugar levels are increasingly getting high-tech help from devices that provide not only blood sugar readings but also information on when and how much insulin a patient needs.

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Deadly High Sugar

March 17, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients who have had a recent episode of stroke or heart attack should keep their blood sugar under tight control, according to a new US study.

The study, which involved 216,000 patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), found that high blood sugar is linked to higher death risk among certain patients, and that the risk varied according to disease type.

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug for Women

March 16, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic women with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil), the anti-erectile dysfunction drug marketed for men, may also help them improve arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and may also decrease pain during intercourse, according to results of a study.

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Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

March 14, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely infected.

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Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

February 28, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

The snore is often associated with good sleep after a hard day’s work. However, it may actually indicate partial obstruction of the upper airway. » Continue Reading

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Alcohol Induces Hypoglycemia Study

February 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It is a known fact that alcohol ingestion may cause hypoglycemia among diabetic patients, but as to how alcohol causes severe low blood sugar levels remain elusive.

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