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Red Meat Means Red Light for Diabetics

August 28, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Put off that chicken liver, oysters and clams, advised a group of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health for diabetics who want to steer clear of heart disease.

In a study published in Diabetes Care journal, consumption of red meat and heme iron-rich food has been associated with heart disease. Head researcher Dr. Li Qi and colleagues came out with the finding after studying 6,161 women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They took into consideration the age, body weight, and eating habits of the participants. The researchers observed an increase in heart disease cases. Specifically, 550 participants had the disease only during follow-up period between 1980 and 2000.

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Depression Links to Erectile Dysfunction

August 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

When it comes to depression and erectile dysfunction (ED) among men with type 2 diabetes, which causes which? Italian authors of the study “Quality of Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes” say the two factors work vice-versa. While depression may prompt the development of ED, signs of ED likewise bring about symptoms of depression. » Continue Reading

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Young Diabetics Lack Carb, Calories

August 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Though diet does wonders in achieving satisfactory blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes, there’s no template that works for all patients. Take the case of type 1 diabetics under the pre-school age bracket. University of Michigan researchers found that while the young patients have enough intakes of micronutrients, they are consuming low intakes of carbohydrate and calories.

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Fast Food Links To Weight Gain

August 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Every time a person opts for fast food instead of home cooked or restaurant meals, he is significantly raising his body mass index (BMI), according to researchers whose study packed enough evidence to prove ties between frequent fast food dining and excess weight.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

August 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Blood Pressure Drug Increases Diabetes Risk

August 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients with metabolic syndrome (a precursor to diabetes) who also have high blood pressure or hypertension should be wary of taking a class of drugs called thiazide-type diuretics (TZ) because it may increase their risk of developing diabetes, results of a new study say.

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Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

August 13, 2018 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

August 12, 2018 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

August 11, 2018 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

August 10, 2018 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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