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Top Diabetes News of Today

BY KASHMIRA GANDER: Working at least 45 hours a week could raise the risk of diabetes in women, according to research.

However, scientists in Canada believe working between 30 to 40 hours a week was not associated with a heightened risk of women developing the condition.

If the link is proven, the connection could be important for cutting rates of diabetes. According to the latest figures cited by the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million adults in the U.S. had diabetes in 2015, around 9.4 percent of the population. Around 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Medical costs and reduced productivity mean the disease cost the U.S. economy $327 billion in 2017. (read more)


How your lifestyle can control diabetes

BY NINI IYIZOBA: In managing diabetes, “The first thing you need to attack is obesity,” says Dr Valentin Fuster MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY. Majority of people with Type 2 Diabetes are either overweight or obese, and both of these are major risk factors for heart disease which is a leading cause of death. Studies have shown that majority of premature deaths caused by heart diseases could have been prevented by addressing the treatable risk factors such as obesity.

Even as little as a 10 per cent weight loss can trim the risk of heart disease. This can be achieved by following a healthy diet and exercise. Most people are quick to jump on the latest diet fad to drop some quick kgs fast, but this approach is highly unadvisable because it is not sustainable and most people tend to gain the weight back. (read more)

Diabetes Mellitus: 4 Summer Vegetables For Diabetics


1. Bitter Gourd

This bitter-pungent veggie, also known as karela is said to be one of the healthies and antioxidant rich foods that you can add to your diet. It has blood sugar lowering effects and insulin like compound that keeps your blood sugar levels in check. Karela juice is said to be a great elixir for diabetics, who are often suggested to drink a glassful every morning.

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Loss of vision, kidney failure and stroke: Diabetes can have serious complications

BY DR. ROHAN SEQUEIRA: Diabetes affects millions of people around India and the world. While it is possible to reverse diabetes, it important to stay informed, and understand the implications and its various treatments.

It is essential to look into the types, causes, and symptoms to understand the truth of diabetes.

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Most Teens, Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Report Stigma

BY HEALTHDAY NEWS: Stigma is common in teens with type 1 diabetes and is associated with poor glycemic control, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Ph.D., R.D., from McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues estimated stigma prevalence in youth (aged 14 to 24 years) with type 1 diabetes and its associations with glycemic control. Stigma was defined as endorsement of one or more of three stigma-specific items of the Barriers to Diabetes Adherence questionnaire. Participants (n = 380) completed a web-based survey and mailed in capillary blood samples for glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) measurement. (read more)