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Can Vitamin D Help Tackle Diabetes

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Diabetes is a huge public concern and it is hardly surprising to note that now researchers are working to find novel ways to deal with this menace. Recently researchers checked if Vitamin D might pave way for new diabetes treatment. It is estimated that the number of people having diabetes type 2 in the U.S. […]

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes Type 2

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Deficiency of Vitamin D is linked to increased diabetes risk, according to a new study. The researchers noted that people with lower than normal levels of Vitamin D were more likely to develop diabetes type 2. Previous studies exist that suggests a connection between vitamin D deficiency and greater risk of diabetes type 2. However, […]

Adhesive Skin Patch Measures Blood Glucose Every 10-15 mins

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Diabetics rely on finger-prick tests to monitor their blood glucose. However, in near future, a better and non-invasive option might be available in form of skin patches. Researchers from the UK have developed adhesive skin patches which accurately measures blood glucose levels every few minutes (10-15 mins). Diabetes is a common health condition. Data suggests […]

New Study Shows How Estrogen Therapy Could Help Offset Diabetes Type 2 Risk

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Previous research had hinted at estrogen therapy being useful for preventing diabetes in postmenopausal women. However, the exact mechanism by which estrogen might help is unclear. This is where the latest study comes into the picture. This study shows, for the first time, how estrogen helps control sugar levels in the blood. In this latest […]

Existing Hypertension Drug Might Help Prevent Diabetes Type 1

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

In a new research, the scientists have noticed that a frequently used blood pressure drug might help prevent and treat diabetes type 1. Diabetes is of two types: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, which accounts for nearly 5 percent of diabetes cases, there‚Äôs a shortage of insulin in the body. Insulin […]

Embracing Vegan Diet Helps Keep Type 2 Diabetes Away

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health concern. It is estimated that 30 million Americans have this condition. Nearly 90 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly. As a matter of fact, nearly 80 percent of type 2 diabetes […]

Antagonist Compound Might Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

Monday, December 18th, 2017

In new research, the scientists were able to demonstrate that a well-known stress protein promotes diabetes. Thanks to this finding, in future we might have a new treatment for diabetes. The stress protein in question is FKBP51. Found in muscles, FKBP51 has been linked with anxiety disorders and depression. This protein plays an important role […]

Zapping the Pancreas for Better Diabetes Management

Friday, December 8th, 2017

According to researchers, it might be possible in future to send electric pulses to the pancreas through a medical device for stimulating the production of insulin. The focus is on transmitting short, electrical pulses through acupuncture needles into the pancreas through the cranial nerve. Researchers hope creating such a device might help stimulate production of […]

Diabetes Risk Increases with Increase in Psoriasis Severity

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Psoriasis is linked with type 2 diabetes. However, for the first time a study has shown that the risk of diabetes increases with the severity of psoriasis. A severe medical condition, psoriasis is believed to affect approximately 7.5 million individuals in America. The condition develops because of immune system transmits faulty signals, disrupting normal biology […]

Diabetes Risk Increases With Just 2 Sugary Drinks A Week

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Sugary beverages might seriously affect cardiometabolic health, according to new research in which the researchers evaluated 36 studies that were done in last 10 years. It is estimated that no fewer than 19 million people die because of cardiometabolic disorders every year. Cardiometabolic disorder is a common umbrella term for heart disease and conditions, like […]

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