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A recent fad among young women with type 1 diabetes is to forego their regular insulin jabs to avoid weight gain.
Allowing people to adopt healthy lifestyle practices like a healthy diet rich in fiber and adequate physical activity may go a long way in reducing the incidence of metabolic syndrome.
A healthy diet combined with aerobic exercise can go a long way in preventing high cholesterol and many related heart diseases.
The effect of coffee on lowering CRP concentrations and raising the adiponectin levels maybe the reason behind improving insulin sensitivity and diabetes.
The Anti-Obesity Day is observed all over India on November 26th, 2009. The initiative seeks to spread the word about the dangers of obesity and the steps to take to cut the flab and stay fit.
Antipsychotic drugs are used for the treatment of psychotic ailments may lead to metabolic derangement.
Researchers have revealed that asparagus a common vegetable has the potential to fight diabetes.
The association of diet and metabolic syndrome in Brazilian population was recently studied.
Drinking fermented oatmeal-based bilberry drink at breakfast may improve your insulin sensitivity and lower insulin demand in type-2 diabetes, says a new study.
Blood pressure-reducing medication olmesartan may help protect the kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes, suggests study.
Patients with diabetes and depression were found to have a poorer control over their blood sugar as compared to diabetic patients without depression.
It has been ten years since the human genome has been decoded. Let’s find out what ails genomic medicine.
The FREEDOM trial shows a clear all-cause mortality benefit in favor of CABG over PCI, in low-risk diabetic population, undergoing multivessel coronary revascularization.
More studies are required to establish the role of artificial sweeteners in controlling diabetes and reducing obesity.
Besides causing death due to vascular causes, diabetes is also associated with deaths due to cancer and other diseases.
The ACCORD study found an increased mortality in high-risk patients undergoing intensive diabetes treatment.
With careful management by health specialists and with support from parents, adolescents with Diabetes can lead full and healthy lives.
Caring for children and adolescents with diabetes.
Charcot foot is a condition commonly affecting diabetes patients leading to destruction of bones of the feet and bony deformities.
A moderate amount of cheese each day can help keep diabetes away, according to a new study.
Parents of overweight children often perceive their child as being at an appropriate weight. “Medium sized, not too skinny, not too thick” meant a healthy weight to many children!
Medindia reports the Slim and Fit Students Awareness Campaign on Child Obesity and Diabetes conducted at Chennai, India to celebrate -World Diabetes Day.
A study indicates that anticholinergic medications are similar in efficacy to botulinum toxin in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
Barley kernels taken with evening meals curb appetite and reduce the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
With more than one billion people affected, diabesity is the largest epidemic in the world today. Fortunately it can be reversed with lifestyle changes.
A comprehensive article on diabetes - both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including : causes, signsm symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, facts and a glossary on diabetes.
Diabetes is a common malady that affects members of both the sexes. Efforts are made to manage the disease through user- friendly gadgets and by spreading awareness among the affected.
Valuable information on diabetic foot care, treatment and prevention.
Self-Monitoring Of Blood Glucose (SMBG) is one of the greatest advancements in the management of Diabetes.
Diabetes affects both the rich and the poor, although it has been recently labelled as a lifestyle disease.
Newer strategies need to be explored to control the alarming rate at which diabetes affects people worldwide bringing in its wake cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, amputations, blindness.
Diet plays a significant role in controlling diabetes. Most cases of diabetes are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes.
Regular exercise especially in type II diabetes not only helps reduce the sugar but also reduces the demand for medication by 20% and helps you stay healthy.
HIV/AIDS patients often present with diabetes or other metabolic disorders. The type of diabetes associated with HIV is Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).
A study indicates that patients suffering from both diabetes and kidney dysfunction have increased chances of suffering heart diseases and death following a heart attack.
Metformin, a common diabetes drug, has the ability to trigger the growth of new brain cells. This discovery enhances the scope for new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Research now shows that diabetes in dogs could be cured with a single gene therapy, thus broadening the horizon for the therapy in humans!
Pets like cats and dogs suffer from diabetes, which is similar to that in humans. It is treated with insulin injections.
Diabetes may double the risk of death after heart attack, suggests study conducted at the University of Iowa.
Molecular studies reveal a link between entero-virus infection and Juvenile Diabetes.
Diabetes screening is done using blood tests like fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c levels. Diabetes affects 8.3% Americans and about 10% Indians.
New drug gives another treatment option for the millions of people with type 2 diabetes. linagliptin (Tradjenta), a once-daily pill for type -II diabetes has now been approved.
A recent UK study has revealed that screening for type 2 diabetes has no significant change in the mortality rates.
The diabetic diet most often recommended is high in dietary fiber (especially soluble fiber) and nutrients, but low in fat (especially saturated fat) and moderate in calories.
The hearts of prediabetic and diabetic people tend to take up excessive fatty acids, which may be the reason behind the development of heart disease in diabetics.
Diabetic nephropathy refers to kidney damage due very high levels of blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Advisory Committee for CDC recommends vaccination against the deadly Hepatitis B viral infection for adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.
Overactive bladder is common in people suffering from diabetes. Hence these patients should be screened for the presence of overactive bladder to ensure early treatment and prevent complications.
Reference details about Diabetic Teeth and Gum Problems.
Diabetics forfeit lots of money to manage their disease, but there is a lot more they get to lose!
Higher mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and carbohydrate intake lower arterial pulse pressure (APP) in people with diabetes.
Dr. Dharini Krishnan speaks on observing a nutritious diet, benefits of comfort food and balanced sustenance for a healthy lifestyle free of illness.
Some organizations have stopped hiring smokers. A perspective on the ethics of this decision has been presented in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Beta-blockers and diuretics are associated with increased incidence of diabetes in hypertensive patients. Angiotensin receptor blockers appear to have the lowest risk of precipitating diabetes.
Statin therapy is associated with a slightly increased risk of development of diabetes. The benefit of statins for reduction of cardiovascular events is much high, and this outweighs the risk.
Dietary restriction of salt has been found to be as effective as single drug therapies for hypertension. Reducing salt intake by 8.5 g/day lowers BP by 7/3 mm Hg in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
It was found that nearly 3 out of 4 patients were able to stop taking their insulin and other diabetes medications within six months of bariatric surgery.
Obesity can increase the risk for type 1 diabetes in low-risk children.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders, due to the chronic nature of the disease.
The hazards of heart ailments, quite common in diabetics, can be checked by incorporating exercise regime in daily routine. Largely, exercises are found to be effective in harnessing sugar levels.
An exercise regimen following lung transplantation helps to keep patients physically fit and reduces heart-related complications.
Fast food, like fast life, will put us on the fast track to ill health. Teaching young children to make sensible dietary choices will ensure that they enjoy a ‘slow’, but safe future.
Appropriate fitness regimen for people with diabetes can keep their condition under control and aid in healthy living, avers fitness expert Dr. Selvapandian of Metabolic Fitness Hub.
A study in rats found that a fructose-rich diet can cause metabolic abnormalities and liver damage.
Research confirms that Fruit and vegetable drinks cannot substitute the goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables in reducing type-2 diabetes and heart diseases associated with metabolic syndrome
In a recent large clinical trial, treatment with GAD65 autoantigen failed to slow progression of disease in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes type 2 occurs when body does not produce enough insulin to control glucose level in the blood. First gene responsible for increased sensitivity to the insulin hormone discovered.
Studies in rats show that Ginkgo Biloba extract could prevent atherosclerosis in diabetes patients.
According to a recent study, a person’s glucose tolerance status is a better predictor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes than metabolic syndrome.
GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) is a scale which helps to rank carbohydrate- rich foods, depending on how they affect blood glucose levels, by comparing them to glucose.
An HbA1c threshold of 7·5% may correspond to the lowest death rate. ‘Low and high mean HbA1c values were associated with increased all-cause mortality and cardiac events’
Gender and diabetic status are better predictors of depression in Hispanic Cuban-American population.
Doctors worldwide are now warning of the dangers of ignoring ‘Cholesterol levels in Diabetics,’ a factor that would increase the risk of heart disease and may even cause death.
Following a fitness regimen and reducing weight helps to maintain mobility in overweight patients with diabetes.
The use of internet by pregnant women with type 1 diabetes is on the increase. Internet can provide quality information besides support from health professionals.
India's Biocon Ltd says it has received encouraging results from the clinical trials on its oral insulin product, IN-105.
The role of diet and eating habits in India's progressing chronic disease epidemic is unclear but needs to be studied more precisely to establish a coherent relation between the two.
Environment includes air, water, soil, all animate and inanimate things that affect us directly or indirectly. Various pollutants, such as noise, chemicals, light or heat, contaminate our environment.
Time of day of BP treatment influences cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes.
Report on Inhaled Insulin that is to be soon marketed by Pfizer in the name of Exubera
Insulin delivery devices have evolved drastically since their invention in 1922. They are all aimed to provide insulin to the patients with minimal discomfort.
An increase in liver enzymes and fatty liver is associated with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
People with Diabetes face social stigma especially in rural areas. They are often scorned foe being a family burden.
Doing intense exercises in gym is not good enough to give you similar benefits as walking can. Long walks are better that gym workouts as they increase your insulin resistance and keeps you fit.
Despite their interest in sex, diabetic women are likely to be less satisfied sexually, says a recent study.
Low carb-diets alone or in conjunction with metformin may be used to treat newly diagnosed diabetes type 2 showing HbA1c values around 9 %.
Scientists investigated if low serum amylase was associated with the impaired insulin action leading to metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Recent studies suggest that metformin has potential to become the latest cancer therapeutic.
A randomized controlled study was conducted for establishing the efficacy of artificial pancreas over conventional insulin therapy in type I diabetes adults, and control of nocturnal hypoglycemia
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a state of abnormally high blood sugar related with insulin resistance and increased threat of heart diseases.
Exenatide reduces blood glucose and weight when used along with other drugs in type 2 diabetics. However, it causes nausea and increases heart rate.
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is found to be increased among older people even without any known gastrointestinal disease or diabetes mellitus.
People on hemodialysis with pancreatic diabetes may die earlier than those on hemodialysis with type 2 diabetes because of poor nutrition, according to an Austrian study.
Pharmaco-genetic interventions that target HO-1-adiponectin axis may have a beneficiary role in patients with metabolic syndrome.
Physical activity plays a role in reducing deaths associated with metabolic syndrome. Though higher level of activity has a better impact even low levels are better than being completely inactive.
There may be no significant differences with respect to anxiety and depression in smokers and diabetics.
Small babies gaining weight faster during the first three months may be at a risk for diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in the future.
Here’s good news for meat lovers - red meat can play a vital role in a healthy diet; just ensure that the meat is lean and the servings moderate.
Anti-ageing properties of red wine may not work for obese people, claims new study.
Metabolic syndrome poses a threat for the development of coronary heart disease and fat deposition. The disease is clinically manifested with hypertension, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia,obesity.
An Article about the natural remedies available at home to treat diabetes effectively and efficiently.
Diabetes is associated with sudden cardiac death, although the exact direct relationship is unclear.
Chronic kidney disease is comparable coronary heart disease risk factor just as diabetes is, reveals study.
Risk of kidney disease has almost doubled since 1994 in American people and the researchers from the UCLA think that it is directly connected with the rise in metabolic syndrome.
Rosiglitazone, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes has been banned by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of this drug due to an associated increase in heart attacks.
Studies have revealed that therapeutic effect of rosiglitazone is facilitated by its prevention of the phosphorylation of PPAR(gamma).
When metformin monotherapy is inadequate for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients; linagliptin in combination with metformin is as efficacious as, but safer than, glimepiride.
Study analyzes the potential of saliva to act as an effective biomarker for cardiovascular disease risk factors, by establishing the relationship between salivary pH and adiponectin in women.
In a recent study, Australian researchers are challenging guidelines that suggest diabetics to cut down on salt in their diet.
Recently researchers assessed survival as a function of HbA1c in people with Type 2 diabetes.
"Syndrome X" or "Metabolic syndrome" is a group of conditions that puts a person at risk for diabetes and heart disease. With Syndrome X, the risk of developing heart disease jumps twenty fold.
Free-fatty acid receptor 1 (FFAR1) activation has been found to be a new potential therapeutic target for insulin secretion amongst type-2 diabetics
Telehealth allows consulting patients in their usual surroundings.
A high-fiber diet can significantly reduce indicators of metabolic syndrome, says research.
An innovation contest held in USA and some of the brightest concepts were presented from across the world in an attempt to improve the life of diabetics.
World Diabetes Day is an opportune time to evaluate the support available to the estimated 200 million people across the world coping with a galloping disease.
Progress as we know it, has an expensive price tag attached to it.
Traditional beans and rice combo diet helps reduce postprandial blood glucose rise in diabetics, say researchers.
Podiatrist details on the course of medical attention to treat Charcot Foot.
Globalization and changing lifestyles has made diabetes very common in developing countries so much so that India is known as the Diabetes Capital of the World.
When your blood sugar level is high, the kidneys try to get rid of the excess sugar. So sleep is disturbed as you get up frequently to urinate. Keep the blood sugar level under control and sleep well.
Following a low carbohydrate diet over a long term is the key to regulate the blood glucose level in type1 diabetes, says a Swedish study.
A diet history questionnaire may be used to assess vitamin B12 and folate intake in Japanese pregnant women, according to a recent study.
Juvenile diabetes or Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that results in low insulin production leading to an excessive accumulation of sugar in the blood.
The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day (14 November) is ‘diabetes in children and adolescents’.
For parents whose child is diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, the world may come crumbing down. Yet, it does not mean the end of the world.
The World Diabetes Day which falls on November 14th, 2009 embodies the theme "Diabetes Education and Prevention", which will pervade all through the campaign during 2009-2013.
The World Diabetes Day which falls on November 14th, 2010 embodies the theme "Take control of Diabetes Now “ with “Diabetes Education and Prevention".
World Diabetes Day falls on 14th November, 2011. The initiatives focus on diabetes education and prevention with the theme ‘Act on Diabetes. Now’
The World Kidney Day is observed every year in March to increase awareness of kidney diseases.
Flour made from yellow passion fruit peel was found to improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics, according to a recent study.
Diabetes is a common disease and an escalating health issue characterized by increase in blood sugar level. By adding zinc either in your diet or as food supplements can improve blood glucose levels.
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