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[7 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Fructose is a form of sugar present in fruits that has a negative impact on diabetics and overweight individuals.
But you can still enjoy the seasonal mango and grapes provided you consume them in moderation. Doctors encourage diabetics to consume particular fruits that are not only beneficial to the body but also control insulin. We separate this fruit salad and present a list of diabetic friendly fruits.
Red grapefruit
Grapefruit reminds you of an orange or sweetlime, but it is sweet, sour and juicy. Grapefruits are the healthiest option for diabetics. It is …

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

In a new study, scientists have revealed that they are a step closer to curing diabetes after discovering how a potent two-pronged attack on diabetes can wipe it out.
Researchers of the study found that a powerful ” combination therapy” can tackle the condition, even at a late stage.
Around 370,000 Britons have Type 1 diabetes, which develops when immune cells in the body attack and destroy beta cells in the pancreas leaving it unable to produce insulin, the hormone which controls blood sugar levels.
The researchers in California found they can reverse …

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[9 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Low level of Vitamin D, which is more rampant in obese children, may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in kids, a new study has suggested.
High rates of vitamin D deficiency have been found in obese populations and past studies have linked low vitamin D levels to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
The mechanisms by which obesity and its comorbidities are related to vitamin D deficiency are not fully known. This new study examined associations between vitamin D levels and dietary habits in obese children, and …

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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

THE number of adults worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled in three decades, jumping to an estimated 347 million, a new study says.
Much of that increase is due to ageing populations – since diabetes typically hits in middle age – and population growth, but part of it has also been fuelled by rising obesity rates.
With numbers climbing almost everywhere, experts said the disease is no longer limited to rich countries and is now a global problem. Countries in which the numbers rose fastest include Cape Verde, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, …

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[29 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women, according to a new study.
The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study data also showed an association between diabetes and higher cancer mortality rates.
“Our results provide further evidence that abnormal insulin and glucose signaling may contribute to cancer initiation and development,” said Gabriel Lai, a cancer prevention fellow at the US National Cancer Institute.
“There are myriad benefits from avoiding diabetes through exercise, diet and maintaining a healthy body weight. …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

A 50-YEAR-OLD with diabetes dies six years sooner than someone without the disease, and not just from a heart attack or a stroke, new research suggests.
The large international effort to measure diabetes’ toll found the disease also raises the risk of dying prematurely from a host of other ailments, even breast cancer and pneumonia. ‘It’s quite a wide sweep of conditions,’ said Dr John Danesh of Cambridge University in Britain, who led the team of researchers.
While most people think of heart problems, diabetes surprisingly ‘appears to be associated with a …

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[22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

A new study claims that depression may result from diabetes, but it may also be a risk factor for it.
“Although it has been hypothesized that the diabetes-depression relation is bidirectional, few studies have addressed this hypothesis in a prospective setting,” the authors wrote.
An Pan of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues assessed the relationship between the two diseases among 65,381 women who were age 50 to 75 in 1996.
Participants were classified as having depression if they reported symptoms of depression, using antidepressant medication or being given a …

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[22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

A STUDY of the two most popular weight-loss surgeries found obese diabetics who had gastric bypass surgery lost 64 per cent of their excess weight after a year, compared with 36 per cent in those treated with Allergan Inc’s Lap-Band device, researchers said on Monday.
Complication rates were about the same with both procedures.
‘It’s a dramatic difference,’ said Dr Guilherme Campos of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, and formerly of the University of California, San Francisco, whose study appears in the Archives of Surgery.
Weight loss surgery is …

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[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

A new study has revealed that a 50-year-old diabetic can expect to live 8.5 years fewer years, on average, than a 50-year-old without the disease.
A new report commissioned by The National Academy on an Aging Society found that older adults with diabetes have a lower life expectancy at every age than those without the disease. At age 60, for example, the difference in life expectancy is 5.4 years. By age 90, the difference is one year.
The report, “Profiles of an Aging Society: Diabetes,” was released to coincide with National Diabetes …

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[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

A TYPE of diabetes that strikes during pregnancy may disappear at birth, but it remains a big red flag for mothers’ future health – one that too many seem to be missing.
Roughly half of women who have had gestational diabetes – the pregnancy kind – go on to develop full-fledged Type 2 diabetes in the months to years after their child’s birth.
Yet new research shows fewer than one in five of those women returns for a crucial diabetes test within six months of delivery.
That is the first of the checkups …