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Osteoporosis Risk in Avandia

October 6, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The diabetes drug, rosiglitazone (Avandia) may increase risk for bone thinning or osteoporosis, which could help explain why diabetics may have an increased risk of fractures. The study found that the drug increased the activity of the cells that degrade bones in mice; according to results published online in Nature Medicine. GlaxoSmithKline, the company that markets the drug, has already acknowledged that a study has found that there is a higher risk of fractures among women who take Avandia. » Continue Reading

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Depression Care Prolongs Lives of Older Diabetics

October 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Older adults with diabetes and depression who receive depression care management are half as likely to die over a five-year period than depressed patients with diabetes who receive none, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Results of the study, the first known trial that linked diabetes and mortality in a depression intervention trial, were published in the December 2007 issue of Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Dogs May Help Detect Hypoglycemia

October 3, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An appeal to provide substantial evidence that dogs could reliably sniff out changes in their owner’s diabetic state is now being spread out by researchers at the Queen’s University. Dr. Deborah Wells from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University and Dr. Shaun Lawson from the University of Lincoln are looking for 100 type 1 diabetics that would answer an online survey. They are also requesting for video footages of dogs reacting to the “hypos” or low blood sugar levels of their owners. » Continue Reading

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Children of Diabetics More Aware of Risk

October 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A Japanese study reveals that adult offspring of type 2 diabetics are more aware that they are at increased risk of developing the disease than their parents. According to Dr. Keiko Kazuma and colleagues at the University of Tokyo, genetics and lifestyle could more likely contribute to the development of the disease among persons with type 2 diabetic parents. » Continue Reading

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Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

October 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

Researchers in Netherlands studied the size of birth, adult body size, and sensitivity to the blood regularing hormone insulin in young adults. They found that a person’s fat mass in adulthood was the only factor significantly related to insulin sensitivity, which is a precursor of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Higher Heart Rate May Signal Diabetes

September 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having a higher-than-normal heart rate while at rest increases a middle-aged person’s risk of developing diabetes in later life, or even dying from the disease, said researchers in a study published in the medical journal Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Study Finds Vitamin D May Cut Diabetes Risk in Kids

September 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Giving young children vitamin D supplements may lower their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to a tem of researchers from St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children in Manchester, England.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, found that children who took vitamin D supplements were around 30% less likely to develop diabetes than those who did not. » Continue Reading

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Hypoglycemia Episodes Often Missed by Parents

September 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A seven-month trial conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, said that parents, more than their type 1 diabetic children, have a hard time recognizing warming signs of hypoglycemia or extremely low blood sugar levels.

Researchers found that parents missed their children’s moderate hypoglycemia 54% of the time, while children missed 41% of these episodes.

In the study, the researchers asked 61 children, aged 6 to 11, and their parents to rate hypoglycemia symtoms, estimate the child’s blood sugar level, and measure it using a survey programmed on a personal digital assistant. Study participants completed 70 of these tests over a month, then reported cases of severe hypoglycemia for the next six months. » Continue Reading

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Lower limb amputations caused by skin changes

September 25, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lower limb amputations are a common complication in diabetes. Now, researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK have discovered why patients develop a condition which leads to amputation of the lower limbs. They say it is caused by an alteration in the skin tissue before leg ulcer develops. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Diabetes

September 18, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

As the old saying goes, “An ounce-of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Prevention is the best cure for any disease, especially diabetes, as lots of things can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Good diet is one of the most important components of your diabetes prevention plan. Knowing what and when to eat, as well as what to avoid is very important. » Continue Reading

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