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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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Stress Men more prone to Type 2 Diabetes

December 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Men are more exposed to type 2 diabetes when they are stressed, said a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. However, our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure,” said Masuma Novak, lead author of the study published in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.

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Nutrition and Weight Loss

September 22, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is an established risk factor for numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular/ cronary heart disease, and some forms of cancer, which is believed to start from childhood. Childhood obesity is defined as an excess of body fat — 25 percent in boys and 32 percent in girls.

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Elderly Diabetics

July 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Health Study found out that as the population ages, even little changes in lifestyle could yield to an increased risk in diabetes.

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Lack of Sleep Equals High Diabetes Risk

June 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Sleep deprivation is found to be a major player in the development of insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance. This was found true when the team of Dr. Planem Penev conducted a clinical trial among 11 volunteers who slept for 5.5 and 8.5 hours. The study noted a significant increase in the glucose tolerance level and reduction in the values for insulin sensitivity.

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How do I know if my child is obese?

February 26, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How do I know if my child is obese?

Answer:

Having a child looking heavier than other kids his age does not necessarily mean he is obese. Depending on the stage of childhood development, children have different amounts of body fat and may be mistaken for signs of being overweight or obese. Some children may also look big because they have a large body frame compared to others. It is best to see your doctor for consultation.

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Weight Fluctuation increases CVD risk

February 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Normal-weight individuals who experience weight cycling in which their body mass index fluctuates during a 2-year period are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This was the finding of a study presented at the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Conference held in San Francisco, California.

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People Who Sleep Less, Eat More

December 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Want to stay trim? Then simply get more sleep.

This was the finding suggested by a recent study that found that normal-weight young men gobbled a Big Mac’s worth of extra calories when they had only gotten four hours of sleep the night before compared to those who slept for eight hours.

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

September 11, 2018 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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Diabetes Ups Kidney Stone Risk

September 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Each year, more and more people worldwide are having kidney stones—solid mass of accumulated calcium, uric acid or other substances. There’s a possibility that diabetes is a predisposing factor for acquiring kidney stones made of uric acid, according to a report published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

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