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Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distress

Researchers examined data on 264 adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease that typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can’t produce insulin. Teens reported their diabetes-related emotional difficulties at five assessments over 16 months. Overall, 7.2 per cent of the youth reported consistently high levels of […]

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Eating a cup of blueberries each day can help prevent heart disease, says study

The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, highlight the significant health benefits of eating at least 150 grams of blueberries daily. The researchers led by the University of East Anglia in England said their study should prompt the recognition of the health benefits of the fruit. “It’s widely recognised that lifestyle changes, […]

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

Hyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

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Separating the myths from the facts on World Diabetes Day

Misconceptions 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 […]

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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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