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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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Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problems

A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one […]

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Impact of viral infections on diabetics

There is an intricate relationship between the viruses and diabetes. A virus is a microscopic organism, which leads to commonly occurring diseases like cold, cough, diarrhoea, and also, diseases like dengue as well. Viral infections are common in young children and the elderly. There are very few medicines that work in viral infections. Diabetes mellitus […]

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Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

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30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals study

Diabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey examined in detail how likely 1.6 million people with Type 2 diabetes […]

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Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

Diabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]

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Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claim

Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claim

Mangoes can never be recommended to diabetics, said city endocrinologists. While this is common knowledge for a lot of us, the need to emphasise this point arose after a video claiming diabetics can safely consume the fruit went viral on social networking sites. As an aftermath of this, several city doctors say they have received […]

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