Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes, finds study

Too little sleep - or too much - can be tied to problems with blood sugar levels, not just in people with diabetes but also in people at high risk for developing the disease, a new study finds

Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes, finds studyIrregular sleep schedules and poor sleep quality are known to be associated with poor blood sugar control in people who already have diabetes. In the current study, however, 73% of participants had ‘prediabetes’ – meaning they weren’t yet diabetic but their blood sugar levels were almost in the diabetes range. The rest had recently been […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals study

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals studyThe study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetes

Understanding where adults with diabetes in India are lost in the diabetes care cascade is essential for the design of targeted health interventions and to monitor progress in health system performance for managing diabetes over time

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetesOnly half of Indian adults in most productive age group (15-49) are aware about their diabetes state. And just one fourth those diagnosed and treated have blood sugar under control. In a large-scale population-based study of diabetes care in India published in BMC Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India […]

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Previous research has indicated that low levels of vitamin D may raise the risk of type 1 diabetes. In response to such studies, scientists have been investigating whether or not higher levels of the vitamin could have a preventive effect against type 1 diabetes

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distress

Teens with type 1 diabetes may have more emotional distress from managing their condition when their blood sugar is high or they suffer from symptoms of depression, suggests a small study that advocates screening kids at risk for distress

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distressResearchers examined data on 264 adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease that typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can’t produce insulin. Teens reported their diabetes-related emotional difficulties at five assessments over 16 months. Overall, 7.2 per cent of the youth reported consistently high levels of […]

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levels

A new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide has found that time-restricted eating (also known as intermittent fasting), may help to regulate blood glucose levels among people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levelsFasting was shown to improve glycaemic (blood sugar) responses in men with a high risk of developing diabetes, irrespective of how much food they ate. Most people following this diet abstain from food for 16 hours of the day and eat within an 8 hour time period. The theory is that longer fasting periods increase […]

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals study

It’s okay to indulge once in a while as the body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals studyOvereating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and […]

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however, women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

5 ways to prevent diabetes from developing

Diabetes can be prevented by following a healthy diet, performing regular exercises and avoiding sugar-rich foods

5 ways to prevent diabetes from developingType 2 diabetes is a common disease that usually develops in people who have a family history of blood sugar illness. Those who are diagnosed with prediabetes even obese people are also at a higher risk of the condition. Luckily, there are ways to prevent its development. Five of them are found below. Fibre-rich food […]
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