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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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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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Weight Gain between Pregnancies Risky

April 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study.
Researchers found that gaining weight between pregnancies – not during pregnancy itself – raised the risk of complications like diabetes and high blood pressure, and even stillbirth, during the second pregnancy. While pregnant women with existing diabetes or high blood pressure are at a higher risk of convulsions or organ damage, which in severe cases, can be fatal.
The study, reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet, provides evidence that overweight or obese women who plan to get pregnant should lose weight, while those with healthy weight should avoid getting extra weight before pregnancy.
Researchers examined records of more than 150,000 Swedishwomen who delivered two children between 1992 and 2001. They focused on body-mass index (BMI) calculations – a calculation from a person’s height and weight – and examined the difference between the women’s BMI at the beginning of two consecutive pregnancies.
One important finding was that the risk of complications increased even among women who did not end up overweight. Researchers further that developing diabetes is associated not only with those who are morbidly obese but even among those who register relatively small weight increases too.
In summary, the study says that a 1 or 2 BMI unit increase in weight ups the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy by up to 40 percent. If BMI rose by 3 or more units during the second pregnancy, the risk of a stillbirth also increases by 63 percent.

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Diabetes Care for Night Shift Workers

August 15, 2014 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

July 13, 2014 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

January 3, 2012 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

November 14, 2011 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

October 10, 2011 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?

July 18, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

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

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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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