7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

Our bodies might cure themselves of diabetes in the future, claim researchers

Researchers have identified cells in the human body that can take over functions of damaged or missing insulin-producing cells, an advance that may lead to new treatments for diabetes

Our bodies might cure themselves of diabetes in the future, claim researchersDiabetes is the inability to produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels, due to damaged or non-existing insulin cells. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate these levels. In collaboration with other international researchers, researchers at the University of Bergen have, discovered that glucagon-producing cells in the pancreas can change identity and […]

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 […]

Mumbai doctor to start diabetes education course

While we are aware that diabetes mellitus is a disease, wherein there is high levels of sugar in the blood. But, are we aware of the mechanisms which cause diabetes or the parameters used to diagnose diabetes?

Mumbai doctor to start diabetes education courseTo educate lay people about diabetes, Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Mumbai-based Diabetologist at Gadge Diabetes Centre is offering a diabetes educative program. At present, diabetes educators work in civic-run hospitals and provide information regarding diabetes to patients who visit the diabetes OPD. The course is open to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers. No fees will […]

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes research

Scientists have been working hard to find cures, new treatments, and better management techniques for the millions of people worldwide dealing with diabetes. Here are some of the latest developments you need to know about

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes researchAccording to recent research, we’re not entirely sure how many diseases the label ‘diabetes’ covers. But no matter what causes our bodies to struggle with their blood sugar levels, it’s a serious condition that requires daily care. Insulin producing implants made from stem cells Clinical trials began last year for testing for ViaCyte’s PEC-Direct device; […]

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

Omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be essential for health; not only do they aid brain function, but they also play an important role in skin and hair growth, and they help to regulate metabolism and support bone health. However, since the body is unable to produce omega-6, we can only get these fatty acids from certain foods, including soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and some nuts and seeds

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per centFrom an analysis of almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies, researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of the fatty acid. Study co-author Dr Jason Wu, of the George Institute for Global […]

Once considered a disease for adults, Type 2 diabetes now increasingly common in tweens and teens

Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes, because it would take years to develop. (That's in contrast to Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, which occurs when the immune system destroys the cells that make insulin.) But these days, doctors are diagnosing Type 2 in school-age kids, and occasionally even in toddlers

Once considered a disease for adults, Type 2 diabetes now increasingly common in tweens and teensFor years, health experts have bemoaned the rise of childhood obesity in the United States. About 17 percent of kids and teens in the U.S. are now considered obese, a figure that has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A report in the New […]

How do omega-3 fatty acids help in treating type 1 diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for the good functioning of several organs, as these beneficial fats improve the activity of muscles, prevent blood clotting, help digestion, and aid the division and growth of cells

How do omega-3 fatty acids help in treating type 1 diabetesIn type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system does not recognize its own beta cells, so it attacks and destroys them. Beta cells are responsible for creating insulin. The body needs insulin to transport glucose into cells, where it is needed for producing energy. Without insulin-producing beta cells, the glucose builds up in the blood […]