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This coin-sized sensor could help detect type 2 diabetes without finger pricking

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have built a small, inexpensive sensor they say can tip you off if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes — the world’s leading cause of amputations, blindness and kidney failure. The wearable device needs only sweat to get readings, even when you’re not active. It could be a very big deal for those with Type 2 — that is, if it really works. (read more)

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Truly dreadful things that diabetes does to your body

Our bodies are amazing creations. However, it can be easy to take your body for granted, and fail to take a moment to marvel at what it can do. That is, until you are diagnosed with a disease that affects how well your body works. One such disease is diabetes. Without the proper medical attention, you can experience major health problems. This disease can result in complications with your major organs and reduce your quality of life, according to the experts at the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus. If diabetes starts to get out of control, you could experience several health complications. Here are some truly horrible things that diabetes does to your body. (read more)

Diabetes complications increase readmission risk

Diabetic patients with severe dysglycemia (uncontrolled high blood sugar or low blood sugar), are at increased risk for hospital readmission, despite their initial reason for hospitalization reports a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

When a team of researchers, examined the data of over 340,000 adult diabetic patients hospitalized between January 2009 and December 2014, they determined patients with diabetes are initially admitted to the hospital and experience unplanned readmissions for a wide range of reasons with heart failure being the most common. (read more)