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Addressing the challenge of the rising number of diabetes cases in youngsters

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the body losing its ability to produce insulin or beginning to produce less efficient insulin. People living with type-1 diabetes have to inject insulin regularly, as must some people with type-2 diabetes. Many people with type-2 diabetes can manage their condition with careful diet, […]

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‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

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New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

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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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Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

The study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

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Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

A research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

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People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]

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Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds study

New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection […]

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Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

German researchers conducted a review of existing studies and concluded that skipping breakfast, even occasionally,  is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review looked at data from more than 96,000 people, spanning 6 separate studies. The researchers found that skipping breakfast once a week is associated with a 6% higher […]

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