Insulin and Diabetes

May 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?”

Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. Because you don’t make your own natural insulin hormone, you will still need to continue injecting insulin even when the blood sugars are already in the normal range. » Continue Reading

Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetics?

May 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The millions of diabetics all over the world are probably hoping for a resounding YES to this question! Recent studies showing evidence that cocoa and dark chocolate may have health benefits have been featured in the news, much to the excitement of avid chocolate lovers. » Continue Reading

Insulin Sulfonylurea vs Alzheimer’s

May 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York said that insulin combined with a diabetes pill can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studying the brains of 124 deceased diabetics and 124 non-diabetics with comparable age, sex, and severity of dementia, Dr. Sam Grandy of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and colleagues, thought that the medications diabetics are taking play a role in this.

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Effective Diabetes Education

May 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Study on Diabetes and TB

May 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies have established that diabetes is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Now, recent study shows that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may threaten global efforts to control TB, reported researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in the latest issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine.

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Metformin Helps Obese Teenage Girls

May 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A lifestyle modification program along with metformin, a drug commonly used by type 2 diabetics to lower blood sugar level, may help teenage girls lose weight if they make changes in their diet as well, according to a study.

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Liver Protein and Diabetes

May 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Previous studies have already associated high levels of a liver protein called fetuin-A and insulin resistance. However, the link to the development of diabetes was still uncertain until Dr. Joachim H. lx and colleagues from the University of California in San Diego conducted a study to investigate.

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Pregabalin Eases Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy

May 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A review of previous studies showed that pregabalin (Lyrica), a drug used for epileptic attacks, could safely and effectively relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy.

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Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

May 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled conditions, Dr. Claudia Giacomozzi and her team from Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, tested the muscle performance and ankle mobility of 46 diabetic patients with and without nerve damage and in 21 control subjects.

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Aphrodisiac Bites

May 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

In this season of love, it is natural for one’s attention to turn to ways to fuel that passion. One “controversial” topic would be the oft-thought about but taboo topic of aphrodisiacs. Do they really increase passion? And for the health-conscious, how healthy are these love potions?

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