Know about diabetes and its correlation with female fertility

A 28-year-old IT professional named Sara who came to me for a consultation on her gynaecologist’s advice, whom she consulted to plan her pregnancy. She was overweight, had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD/ PCOS), resulting in irregular periods with excessive facial hair. She worked long hours, had little or no time to exercise, […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

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Addressing the challenge of the rising number of diabetes cases in youngsters

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the body losing its ability to produce insulin or beginning to produce less efficient insulin. People living with type-1 diabetes have to inject insulin regularly, as must some people with type-2 diabetes. Many people with type-2 diabetes can manage their condition with careful diet, […]

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Pune IMA designs course to keep non-diabetologists updated about diabetes

Generally, care providers/ doctors diagnose diabetes when patients come for seemingly unrelated problems. Considering this, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune, has designed a Certificate course in Diabetes to keep all non-diabetologists updated about the ailment. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases at any adult age group in both sexes and different stages […]

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Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Other recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and glycaemic control, suggesting that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women aged 35 to 74 years, […]

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Researchers develop new shoe insole technology which can help heal diabetic foot ulcers

Researchers develop new shoe insole technology which can help heal diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetes can lead to ulcers that patients don’t even feel or notice until the sight of blood. By giving more oxygen to an affected area, this simple gel insole could help diabetic patients keep their toes and feet safe from ulcers. Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing […]

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#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affair

Most people think of diabetes as only a disease with high blood sugar. While that’s true, it is also important to know that uncontrolled high blood sugar increases the risk of developing a number of serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure. A lot of diabetes patients even lose their foot due […]

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Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registry

In a question raised in the Lok Sabha by MP Kaushalendra Kumar in regards with diabetes among children, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in a written response stated the following. With the aim of getting information on youth onset diabetes in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) established […]

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