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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

November 16, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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What is HbA1c?

July 28, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

June 14, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A newer and longer-acting form of the diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) taken once a week did better at controlling blood glucose levels compared to its standard formula, according to a new study published recently in the journal, The Lancet.

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Glucose Monitoring Devices

June 13, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) conducted and funded a study which tested three brands of continuous glucose monitoring devices.

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Insulin resistance gene prevents CVD

May 11, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world and in order to solve this, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia observed some genetically fat mice and found out that by eliminating the protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 B, or PTP1 B, they could prevent the risk of CVD.

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Home Blood Glucose Monitoring

May 9, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Individuals with diabetes have a very important role in their own medical care, and home blood glucose monitoring is an opportunity for them to take control of their own health. Home blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) is the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). It is a method of self-testing blood sugar levels for the management of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

April 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that “short-sleepers” are more prone to develop blood sugar abnormality that may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetic Skin Infections

April 13, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with diabetes are more prone to skin problems than people who do not have diabetes. As many as one-third of people afflicted with diabetes will have a diabetes-related skin disorder at some time in their lives. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first signs that a person has diabetes. There are two reasons for this and both have to do with elevated blood sugar levels. First, many infection-causing microorganisms feed on the excess glucose in the blood of diabetics. On the other hand, the higher than normal glucose levels impair the immune system that fights infections. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame Good for Diabetics?

April 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There are lots of information we see on the internet regarding food that are good and bad for our health. As we are being flooded by these information, we should also be able to sort out which sources are reliable and which ones are myth and merely opinion based are not founded by professional studies. There are some articles about aspartame being bad and even deadly for diabetics, but is there any truth about it?

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Diabetes Care for Night Shift Workers

December 30, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

People who have regularly worked night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes. This is attributed to decrease in metabolic health, impaired glucose metabolism, increased body mass index (BMI), and impaired insulin resistance. Meanwhile, diabetic patients working night shift are most likely to suffer complications in diabetes like neuropathy among others. This is because night shift work can disrupts a person’s body internal clock, or circadian rhythm that affects the cardiovascular system, Metabolism, Appetite and food intake, Digestion, Immune system and Hormonal balance.

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