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Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

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Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measures

Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measures

While the burden of diabetes is increasing in India, experts are pointing out the need to create more awareness on its prevention and cure. It is with this reason that IMA Pune along with some other organisations in Pune has organised an awareness program for the same. When it comes to type 2 diabetes, the […]

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Tips for diabetic patients to remember for celebrating a healthy Diwali

The festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. In Hindu Culture, the Diabetes mellitus is well known; it also has found its place in the Ayurvedic texts several centuries BC. It is divided into a fatal condition of childhood (type-1 diabetes), […]

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

Diabetic 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 […]

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High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

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Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes

It is the recommended medication for survivors of heart attack and stroke as it can help in reducing the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The medication works by thinning the blood which, in turn, can prevent the formation of blood clots. But what about people who do not have a history of cardiovascular events? […]

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

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic child

As the semester exams in school are quickly approaching. Today, I want to speak with you about exams and type 1 diabetes and how children are affected by them. See basically, type 1 diabetes is a very taxing disease, it is difficult for the children to fight disease day by day, taking insulin shots three […]

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Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registry

In a question raised in the Lok Sabha by MP Kaushalendra Kumar in regards with diabetes among children, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in a written response stated the following. With the aim of getting information on youth onset diabetes in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) established […]

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Mumbai doctor to start diabetes education course

To educate lay people about diabetes, Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Mumbai-based Diabetologist at Gadge Diabetes Centre is offering a diabetes educative program. At present, diabetes educators work in civic-run hospitals and provide information regarding diabetes to patients who visit the diabetes OPD. The course is open to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers. No fees will […]

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