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Deadly High Sugar

March 17, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients who have had a recent episode of stroke or heart attack should keep their blood sugar under tight control, according to a new US study.

The study, which involved 216,000 patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), found that high blood sugar is linked to higher death risk among certain patients, and that the risk varied according to disease type.

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A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

February 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the threshold for old age, it is not necessarily synonymous with the biological age. Region where one lives, smoking and alcohol history, existing medical conditions, physical appearance and even social standing all contribute to the so called biological age.

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