Making a small chemical alteration to insulin may boost its availability

Researchers find that alteration to insulin makes the molecule act more rapidly while preserving its function in organism

Making a small chemical alteration to insulin may boost its availabilityThe researchers – from Switzerland, the United States, and Australia – found that they could speed up the disassembly and release of insulin from its complex structure to its available form by replacing a single hydrogen atom with an iodine atom in its molecular structure. Insulin is a small protein that regulates blood glucose by […]

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

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

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia 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 […]

Scientist inching closer to the next promising frontier in type 1 diabetes treatment

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of progenitor cells in the pancreas

Scientist inching closer to the next promising frontier in type 1 diabetes treatmentRecent research has broken new ground in the quest for a type 1 diabetes treatment that generates insulin-making cells These immature cells can develop into either islet cells that make insulin or another type of cell. The journal Nature features a paper on the findings. This research reveals that pancreatic progenitor cells bounce around and […]

Separating the myths from the facts on World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a complex disease. Many people with diabetes have common myths related to diabetes, its diagnosis, risk factors, diet and many more. And there are many myths related to diabetes, this makes it hard to separate fact from fiction difficult

Separating the myths from the facts on World Diabetes DayMisconceptions 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 […]

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

Meet a doctor who is a ‘mother’ to 600 diabetic children

It is important to remember that type 1 diabetes is not a lifestyle disease and children who are trying to live with it have to fight a daily battle for survival. With scant government resources, children with type 1 diabetes in rural India do not live a long healthy life

Meet a doctor who is a ‘mother’ to 600 diabetic childrenDiabetic patients have to take insulin thrice-a-day. It costs Rs 4,000 per month. Many people cannot access treatment due to poor financial condition. Due to which, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist has adopted 600 children, who suffer from type 1 diabetes, by sponsoring their treatment. Since 19 years, Dr Sarda has been taking care of these […]

Foot care and diet tips for diabetic patients

Foot problems are common amongst diabetics. Diabetes can also lower the amount of blood flow in your legs and feet, making it hard for a sore or an infection to heal. Good foot care is very important to prevent serious infections and gangrene

Foot care and diet tips for diabetic patientsOur body requires energy to perform the metabolic functions that sustain life. Glucose is a small, simple sugar that serves as a primary fuel for energy production, especially for the brain, muscles and several other body organs and tissues. Diabetes is a condition when the body can’t use glucose normally. The levels of glucose in […]

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in Pune

‘Freedom from diabetes’ a Pune based foundation will be felicitating around 125 people who have are now diabetes-free

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in PuneWith changes in diet and lifestyle they made it possible to pass Glucose Resistant Test (GTT) and are free from diabetes now.The patients along with doctors will be sharing the experience on how it is achievable. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the […]

Insulin shows great potential in treating chronic bowel inflammation

Millions of people take insulin every day to treat their diabetes. But diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears

Insulin shows great potential in treating chronic bowel inflammationChronic bowel inflammation can be treated effectively by injecting insulin into the rectum; it appears from a new study, where researchers have tested the treatment on mice. The study is a collaboration between departments at the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University. Our new treatment with insulin on mice shows great potential against chronic bowel […]
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