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Device to free diabetics from pinpricks?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 9 (IANS) A non-invasive approach could free diabetics from the pain of several pinpricks.A tiny bio-sensor engineered by Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS, Germany, is ... Read more...

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Cheese cuts risk of diabetes by 12 percent


July 24th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Eating just two slices of cheese a day cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes by 12 percent, scientists have discovered.The findings go against current health ... Read more...

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Structured exercise training helps lower diabetics’ blood sugar


May 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Results of an analysis of previous studies have indicated that implementing structured exercise training, including aerobic, resistance or both, was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug can raise heart disease risk by 25 percent


March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Diabetes drug Avandia, which has been used by at least 50,000 people in Britain, increases the risk of heart disease by 23 percent and the risk ... Read more...

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Drug used to treat type 2 diabetes linked to heart problems


March 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): A new study has added to mounting evidence that rosiglitazone - a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes - is associated with an increased risk of major ... Read more...

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Gene variations linked to type 2 diabetes


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that certain variations of the gene HMGA1 are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus for individuals of white European descent.Type 2 diabetes mellitus ... Read more...

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Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics


February 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.The urine test, ... Read more...

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Trial underway to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes


February 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Experts are conducting a new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes.The aim of the study ... Read more...

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New diabetes drug provides better sugar control, promotes weight loss


December 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Combining the newer diabetes drug exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes than insulin alone and helps promote weight loss, a ... Read more...

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Diabetics ‘risk blindness with just two drinks a day’


December 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists from Utrecht University have found that diabetics who drink just two glasses of wine a day may be at greater risk of losing their sight.Their research showed ... Read more...

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Combining aerobic and resistance training helpful for diabetics


November 24th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): In a study, scientists found that performing a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was associated with improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, compared ... Read more...

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Dining out ‘ups diabetes risk’


November 21st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 21 (ANI): Researchers has claimed that corporate lunches and dinners at restaurants dishing up rich, fatty foods, coupled with sedentary working lives are responsible for an alarming rise of diabetes ... Read more...

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Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth


November 6th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer.TORC 2 activates a protein called Akt, which plays a ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention ‘offers long-term benefits to obese patients with diabetes’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Experts have suggested that an intensive lifestyle intervention helps individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight and keep it off, along with improving fitness, control of blood glucose ... Read more...

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Diabetes medication safe for Alzheimer’s patients


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The diabetes medication pioglitazone is generally well tolerated and could be a potential treatment option for patients with Alzheimer's disease."Alzheimer's disease is an immense and growing public ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug increases heart attack risks, say experts


September 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Medical experts have urged a ban on Avandia, a drug taken by up to 100,000 diabetic patients in Britain, because it increases risks of heart attack. The Commission ... Read more...

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‘Diabetic patients with kidney failure need individualized care’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to new research.The findings, appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs ‘increase risk for fractures in patients’


July 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones (TZDS), including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, may be at increased risk for fractures.Men with diabetes taking both ... Read more...

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Morning urine test could help doctors save kidneys


July 16th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A morning urine test is best in detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a new study.Patients suffering from this disorder often excrete ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug could help prevent lung cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Metformin, a mainstay of treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, is believed to be useful in preventing lung cancer.However, researchers are waiting for its confirmation in clinical ... Read more...

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Stress ‘increases memory loss risk in diabetics’


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study from Edinburgh University suggests that stress increases the risk of memory loss in diabetics.The findings showed that high levels of a stress hormone called cortisol ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to poor impulse control


February 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study by a team of Japanese researchers has shown that type-2 diabetes is linked to poor impulse control.The research, conducted by Hiroaki Kumano, from Waseda ... Read more...

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‘Silent strokes’ signal increased kidney failure risk in diabetics


January 29th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Silent cerebral infarction (SCI)-small areas of brain damage caused by injury to small blood vessels- signals an increased risk of progressive kidney disease and kidney failure in patients ... Read more...

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Intense diabetes treatment could make sugar levels go ‘too low’


January 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): In diabetes patients, intense treatment to lower blood sugar could prove to be as harmful as allowing glucose levels to remain high, according to a study.In the study, ... Read more...

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Insulin pumps may benefit diabetics


January 16th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Using a pump to deliver insulin continuously can benefit patients with type 1 diabetes, says a new study.Researchers believe that using a pump can be instrumental in gaining ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea ‘can make diabetes worse’


January 15th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago has shown that obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.Lead ... Read more...

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Anaemia drug doesn’t benefit kidney disease patients


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that treatment with anaemia drug doesn't benefit kidney disease patients who are on dialysis.Darbepoetin alfa is one of a class of drugs ... Read more...

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New decision aid tool may benefit diabetics


October 16th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed and tested a tool to involve patients more in their diabetes treatment and medication choices.Victor Montori, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist in Rochester, co-author ... Read more...

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Weight loss may help reduce sleep apnea


September 29th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Obese people with sleep apnea may triple the chances of eliminating their sleep problems by losing weight, claims a new study.More than just loud snoring, sleep apnea can ... Read more...

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Indian-origin expert explains failure of first inhaled insulin product


September 24th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): An Indian-origin expert at the University of Colorado Denver has shed light on why an inhaled insulin product turned out to be a commercial failure.Dr. Satish K. ... Read more...

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Blood sugar control cuts stroke risk


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Blood sugar control can cut down the risk of heart disease and stroke among diabetic patients by 15 percent, an analysis based on four studies said. It said that ... Read more...

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Negativity ‘ups mortality risk in peripheral arterial disease patients’


August 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Peripheral arterial disease patients with negative, inhibited personality type are at an increased risk of dying within four years, say researchers.Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque builds ... Read more...

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Vitamin C may help stop diabetes damage


June 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center researchers have found a link between taking vitamin C with insulin and stopping blood vessel damage caused by type 1 diabetes.While neither therapy ... Read more...

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Diabetics should exercise regularly to cut their cardiovascular risk


June 9th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Patients with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training, ... Read more...

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