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Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

May 29, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors.

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Texas Doctors debunk Insulin Myths

April 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Weight gain, low blood sugar, and low overall quality of life—these are the major reasons why many type 2 diabetic patients often fear insulin treatment. A recent study however found hat these fears are largely unfounded.

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Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

March 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine.

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Liraglutide for Diabetes Control

November 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A daily shot of liraglutide proved more effective than the conventional pill glimepiride (Amaryl) in reducing blood sugar levels in patients in the early stages of type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

November 5, 2018 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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Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

October 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Hypoglycemia Doesn’t Harm Intellect

August 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recurring episodes of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function, according to results of a long-term study. Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts presented the results of the study during the session of the American Diabetes Association.

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BCAA Supplements and Diabetes

October 26, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

BCAA or Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients from proteins found in meat, dairy products, and legumes. BCAA supplements are commonly used to treat poor appetite in elderly who are suffering from kidney failure and to prevent fatigue and improve concentration. Some athletes use BCAA to improve exercise performance. Still others use it as a dietary supplement for people having problems with eating such as diabetic people. BCAA help stimulate the building of protein in muscle and perhaps decrease muscle breakdown which is generally ideal for sick people to prevent muscle loss.

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What is Glucose Psychosis?

October 3, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Psychosis is a psychiatric disorder that pertains to an abnormal mental state of a person characterized by a patient’s loss of contact with reality, during which the patient experiences hallucinations, delusions and imagined things that he thinks are very much real. Glucose psychosis is the type of psychosis that is often associated with diabetes which is primarily attributed to the deficiency of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).

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Daily Breakfast may lessen Diabetes Risk

January 25, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new preliminary study presented during a medical conference shows that eating breakfast everyday may lessen the chance of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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