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Glucose Monitoring Tattoo

March 2, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tattoos have largely been a means for artistic expression, but now may also serve a life-saving function.

Research is currently being done exploring how tattoos can be used to help monitor blood glucose levels for people with diabetes using what is called a Nano Ink Tattoo.

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Teardrops accurate to Test Blood Sugar

January 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes patients may now say goodbye to the pains of those routine pricks of drawing blood, because scientists may have developed a less painful way to check their glucose levels – just by tears.

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Infectious Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes

May 28, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Aside from the severe increases in blood sugar, development of infections among people with diabetes is the most common cause of consultation in the emergency room. Patients with diabetes are particularly predisposed to infections. A study showed that people with diabetes are 200 times more likely to be hospitalized for infectious disease and are 90 times more likely to die from infection. This increased risk of dying from infections may be mediated by diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

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Diabetes and Exercise

May 13, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

An important part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, with or without diabetes, is having a regular exercise regimen. Other workouts are more strenuous than some and all vary with what the individual is comfortable doing, and ultimately, what results they’re looking for.

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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

April 15, 2019 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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