Can a person have hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others

Can a person have hypoglycemia without diabetes?Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels drop below 70 milligrams per decilitre (mg/dl). Severe hypoglycemia can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment. Treatments focus on returning blood sugar to safe levels. Blood sugar/ glucose, is the body’s primary source of energy. When levels fall too low, the body does not have enough […]

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

Experts say skipping breakfast occasionally can even raise your risk. It’s commonly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and new research shows why it’s so important to eat healthy in the morning

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest studyGerman researchers conducted a review of existing studies and concluded that skipping breakfast, even occasionally,  is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review looked at data from more than 96,000 people, spanning 6 separate studies. The researchers found that skipping breakfast once a week is associated with a 6% higher […]

Researchers find genetic link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction

New research suggests a link between a genetic predisposition to type-2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED). Previous reports of a link between ED and diabetes have been anecdotal only, and not properly tested until now, say researchers behind the new, large-scale study

Researchers find genetic link between diabetes and erectile dysfunctionThe risk of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) is two to three times higher in people with type-2 diabetes than in those without the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA). So far, the evidence supporting the link between type-2 diabetes and ED has only been observational, meaning that researchers could not establish […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

Why potatoes are actually a healthy food, as a stand-alone dish without additives

They’ve been maligned in nutrition circles for decades, with links to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But they’re also highly satisfying and provide many essential nutrients

Why potatoes are actually a healthy food, as a stand-alone dish without additivesSo are potatoes good for you or not? “Potatoes have gotten a bad rap because of the way they’ve been eaten and processed in the modern food system,” says Charles Mueller, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. Undoctored potatoes are healthy, Mueller says. They supply […]

Unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar levels helps understand brain cancer

Glioma is one of the most common cancers that arise in the brain and is usually diagnosed in middle age. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all primary brain tumors and three quarters of all malignant tumors

Unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar levels helps understand brain cancerHaving high blood sugar or diabetes is linked to a higher risk of developing most cancers. However, studies have found that brain cancers such as glioma are less common in people with diabetes and high blood sugar. Now, a new study begins to shed light on this surprising link. Could it be, the researchers ask, […]

Pune: Health check-up for 600 PMPML employees helps diagnose new diabetes patients

Over 600 Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) employees get tested; 16% were either known or were newly diagnosed to have diabetes. 6% new diabetics were diagnosed. Thus, one third of the patients who had high sugars were unaware

Pune: Health check-up for 600 PMPML employees helps diagnose new diabetes patientsIn a free health check-up arranged by Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute organized (HCJMRI), around 6 per cent new cases of diabetes were diagnosed. Also, one third of the patients who had high sugars were unaware. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, HCJMRI had arranged a free health check for PMPML employees at […]

Separating the myths from the facts on World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a complex disease. Many people with diabetes have common myths related to diabetes, its diagnosis, risk factors, diet and many more. And there are many myths related to diabetes, this makes it hard to separate fact from fiction difficult

Separating the myths from the facts on World Diabetes DayMisconceptions about diabetes risk factors, symptoms, healthy foods, and more could affect how diabetes patients take care of themselves. The biggest hindrance in the control of diabetes is lack of knowledge of the disease. It is always better to speak to your doctor before jumping to any conclusion. There is common belief in people who […]

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

Can consuming excess sugar cause headaches?

For most people, moderate sugar consumption is safe. Sugar is more likely to cause headaches when a person has an underlying medical condition, or when they consume large quantities of sugar that cause blood sugar swings

Can consuming excess sugar cause headaches?For some people who experience migraines, sugary foods may be a trigger. Can sugar give you a headache? Both too much and too little sugar can cause a headache. Consuming too much sugar can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia). Consuming too little sugar can cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia). Low blood sugar can […]
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