Category «Diabetes»

Research Findings May Lead to New Drugs For Diabetes

SCIENTISTS AT Trinity College Dublin have come up with a possible new way to treat the onset of type 2 diabetes. They identified a substance that helps to trigger damage associated with the disease, opening the possibility of new drug therapies. Type 2 diabetes is a world health issue given its increasing incidence, largely driven …

Exercise as good as a Medicine

A balanced diet and regular exercise can protect the brain and ward off mental disorders, a new review of research states. A daily life intervention program for people with type two diabetes resulted in substantial improvements in several health procedures over a four-year period. The study involved 2,570 overweight and obese people with type two …

The fight against Type 2 Diabetes continues

Meet Johnny, a middle-aged employee who has a busy life with no room for complications. He has been taking medications since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes few years ago but he is now starting to lose his battle against glycaemic control and for the first time his blood glucose is higher than 7.0 …

New diabetes Risk Assessment Developed ‎

A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes. Working in partnership with Diabetes UK, the largest diabetes charity in the country, …

The High Cost of Diabetes

Although an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, patients with this metabolic disease rack up 23 percent of hospital costs nationwide, a new federal analysis finds. Their collective hospital bill in 2008, the most recent year for which data were available: almost $83 billion. The average hospital stay for someone with …

Weight Loss Surgery Controlling Diabetes

According to CDC investigators, the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. has risen by about 5 percent annually since 1990 and today about 24 million Americans have the disease. Researchers based at the University of Chicago say if the current trend continues, the number of diabetes cases will nearly double in the next 25 years, …

Eating grapefruit could help treat diabetes

Grapefruit could hold the key to tackling diabetes, a new study has found. Naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause the liver to break down fat while increasing insulin sensitivity, a process that naturally occurs during long periods of fasting. Scientists from the Hebrew University of …

Moms Who don’t Breastfeed at Risk of Diabetes

Women who don’t breastfeed their babies are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, later in life than mothers who did. “We have seen dramatic increases in the prevalence of type-2 diabetes over the last century,” said Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, assistant professor of medicine, epidemiology, and obstetrics, gynaecology …