High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeOur bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre hormones. Fortunately, there are things we can do on a daily […]

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatment

Triple receptor drugs, originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, were tested on mice with severe nerve cell degeneration and scientists found their learning and memory formation were much improved by the drug

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatmentA drug developed for type 2 diabetes has “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now want to test it on humans. The treatment is exciting for scientists because it works by protecting the brain cells attacked by Alzheimer’s disease in three separate ways, rather than relying on a single approach. […]

Soon: Homoeopathy and Ayurveda medicines for diabetes?

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today

Soon: Homoeopathy and Ayurveda medicines for diabetes?Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes. The Ministry is also supporting various research institutions that focus on the use […]

What is basal insulin and its uses

Basal insulin is also known as background insulin. It in keeping blood sugar levels stable during periods of fasting, such as between meals or during sleep. During these times, the body keeps releasing sugar (glucose) into the bloodstream. This gives energy to the body's cells

What is basal insulin and its usesPeople diagnosed with diabetes benefit from increasing their body’s natural insulin levels by injecting insulin. Different types of insulin are available. They can be classed by: how quickly they work (onset time) how long their effects last (duration) when they peak (peak time) Basal insulin is one type of insulin that is available, and it […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says study

A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 per cent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says studyEarlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a paper published in the BMJ that urged doctors and patients alike to acknowledge the possibility that type 2 diabetes is reversible through weight loss. Another study we reported on showed that caloric restriction helped 40 per cent of the participants in the study to achieve remission. […]

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 […]

Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of him

Eshaan Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. At the time, he was his school’s star swimmer. He was initially hesitant to accept this diagnosis; but now believes that more awareness on diabetes is required among people. He never let his condition hinder his progress and is an inspiration for other youngsters suffering from type 1 diabetes

Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of himEshaan Shevate is the youngest Indian with type 1 diabetes to trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes mountains right up to Machu Picchu, Peru. Apart from mountaineering, he is also an accomplished state level swimming champion. Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. He was his school’s star […]
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