Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measures

#WorldDiabetesDay: Need for research in diabetes affecting kidneys

Some regard India to be the diabetes capital of the world, its diabetic population outweighing the entire population of some nations. With November 14th marking World Diabetes Day, it provides an opportunity for India to appraise its diabetes crisis At a time when diabetes has sound all alarms in India, there is a need for […]

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#WorldDiabetesDay: This is how a diabetic patient should eat fruits

Certain fruits may cause your blood sugars to spike at a quicker pace than others. The tricky part about eating with diabetes is that everyone responds to food differently. Consume fruit in its whole, natural form, and avoid syrups or any processed fruits with added sugar, which have the tendency to spike your blood sugar. […]

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Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

We celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

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Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds study

The study doesn’t prove that surgery caused the better outcomes. But researchers found that obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who had weight-loss surgery were roughly 35% less likely to experience problems like heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, and they were less likely to die during the study. They also lost more weight, controlled […]

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New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

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Pune hospital launches ‘Love Your Limbs’ campaign to raise awareness on limb loss

According to WHO, there are more than one million amputations performed every year, with up to 70% of these amputations related to diabetes. Moreover, as per other estimates, below the knee amputations are the most common, representing 71% of dysvascular amputations. Given these statistics, leading doctors at the launch emphasized on the need for adopting […]

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Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

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Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems, finds study

Researchers found that diabetic patients taking statins were 14% less likely to develop retinopathy than those who were not. And among patients who did develop retinopathy, statin therapy was associated with slower disease progression, according to Dr Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, a researcher at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues. Diabetes leads to retinopathy […]

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Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, Marwadis and Muslims more prone to diabetes, finds survey

Gadge Diabetes Centre conducted a screening of 5888 people from Jan, 2018 to October 15, 2018 among different communities for diabetes age group varying from 20 years to 60 years and above. Out of 5,888 people, 1,814 people diagnosed with high sugar comprising of 806 males and 1,008 females. The study has been conducted in […]

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