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Learning to live with diabetes

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Photo: Diabetes lettering [06/11/2015] Calculating bread units, measuring blood sugar and injecting insulin. These are just three of many things that diabetics have to observe. Especially for young type 1 patients it is difficult to see the new situation rightly after the diagnosis. A part of their lifestyle changes. In diabetics meetings everyone helps them in dealing with the disease and to "manage" the diabetes together.Learning to live with diabetes - Read more

Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone

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Photo: saliva sample [02/11/2015] A device that detects in saliva a biological indicator of a possible risk of type II diabetes is the development of a technological and scientific team of the Tec de Monterrey (Mexican University) in collaboration with the University of Houston. What makes this development unique is that it is adaptable to the cell phone and gives results in a few seconds, avoiding the annoying use of needles.Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone - Read more

Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy

Photo: Pregnant woman [29/10/2015] Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years.Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy - Read more

Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy

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Photo: Radiograph of the chest [28/10/2015] Unless there is a major shift in the way the world fights tuberculosis the epidemic and drug resistance will worsen, say researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a new study, they call for a "biosocial" approach that incorporates interventions in areas such as nutrition, urban planning, occupational health, addiction recovery, and mental health services. Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy - Read more

Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation

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Photo: Pacemaker [19/10/2015] Pacemakers indentify atrial fibrillation and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015 by Dr. Nathan Denham, a cardiologist at Warrington Hospital, UK.Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation - Read more

Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment

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Photo: Insulin injection and sugar cubes [19/10/2015] A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy and may improve the body's ability to produce insulin. Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment - Read more

Exercise: Good for everyone, some struggle more than others

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Photo: Different people in spinning class [06/10/2015] The cause of type 2 diabetes is linked to both genetics and lifestyle. If you have an immediate relative (mother, father, sibling) with type 2 diabetes, the risk of contracting the diabetes is about three times higher. Preventive treatments involve eating healthier and exercising more. Exercise: Good for everyone, some struggle more than others - Read more

More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed

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Graphic: Bar chart [25/09/2015] More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed - Read more

Excessive daytime sleepiness and long naps linked to increased diabetes risk

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Photo: Sign [21/09/2015] New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) shows that daytime sleepiness and taking long naps during the day are both associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The research is by Dr Tomohide Yamada, University of Tokyo, Japan.Excessive daytime sleepiness and long naps linked to increased diabetes risk - Read more

Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later

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Photo: Diabetic retinopathy screening [04/09/2015] A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15.Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later - Read more