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BY JACK WOODFIELD: A bandage that could speed up the healing process of foot sores among people with diabetes has been developed.

The bandage device, created by researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois, uses the body’s own healing ability without the use of drugs or other pharmaceutical products.

When tested, the treatment was found to heal diabetic wounds 33% faster when compared with regular bandages. (read more)

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Diabetes? Try these yoga poses recommended by an expert

BY AISHWARYA IYER:

For stimulating liver and pancreas: Ardha Matsyendrasana and Agnisaar:

 Lie on back with folded knees
 Keep comfortable distance between the knees
 Inhale maximum and exhale fully
 Holding the breath, contract naval region to the maximum extent.
 Then, expand the naval region out to the maximum.
 Repeat 3-5 times.
 Hold the breath according to your capacity.

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Cancer diagnosis tied to increased risk of diabetes

BY LISA RAPAPORT: People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests.

The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people had developed cancer and 26,610 had developed diabetes.

Cancer patients were 35 percent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumors persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking. (read more)

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Danish study shows positive effects of low carb diet

BY JACK WOODFIELD: Replacing pasta and potatoes with meat and eggs could significantly improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, according to Danish researchers.

By reducing energy obtained from starchy carbs and increasing protein intake, participants also reported feeling more full between meals.

The study adds to the growing array of evidence showing how low carb eating can improve health outcomes, particularly for people with type 2 diabetes. (read more)

Scientists discover new target to treat blood vessel damage in diabetes

BY NEWS-MEDICAL: In diabetes, both the tightly woven endothelial cells that line our blood vessels and the powerhouses that drive those cells start to come apart as early steps in the destruction of our vasculature.

Now scientists have evidence that these breakups occur as another relationship falls apart.

Levels of the enzyme PDIA1, which enables a healthy homeostasis of endothelial cells as well as production of new blood vessels, decrease in diabetes, while activity of Drp1, a key regulator of fission regulated by PDIA1, goes way up, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in the journal Cell Reports(read more)