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Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes

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Photo: Mother and daughter having breakfast [02/09/2015] More and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the "most important meal of the day," not eating until lunch. This tendency to miss breakfast has already been linked to the growing epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular problems in the US – and it may put the health of diabetics at risk as well.Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered

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Graphic: Sign with the words [24/08/2015] Researchers from Virginia Tech made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered - Read more

Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease

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Photo: Glass of alcohol, a cigarette and a cup of coffee [28/07/2015] Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease - Read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

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Photo: Man using the measuring device [22/07/2015] A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking - Read more

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing

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Photo: Physician holds an ultrasound head [16/07/2015] Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. This is particularly effective for treating diabetics and the elderly.Ultrasound accelerates skin healing - Read more

New guidelines for treating diabetic retinal degeneration

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Photo: Damaged retina of a diabetes patient [13/07/2015] The Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry at MedUni Vienna was chosen by the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) to coordinate the development of up-to-date treatment and diagnostic guidelines of diabetic retinal degeneration.New guidelines for treating diabetic retinal degeneration - Read more

Diabetic blindness: Best source of stem cells to block vision loss

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Photo: The word [26/06/2015] Researchers have taken a significant step forward in their efforts to use stem cells to block vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects millions of people with diabetes.Diabetic blindness: Best source of stem cells to block vision loss - Read more

Diabetes: Smart insulin patch

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Photo: Insulin patch [23/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Diabetes: Smart insulin patch - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [12/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more