Long-Sought ‘Attack’ Signal in Type 1 Diabetes Identified

  In Type 1 Diabetes, the immune system attacks the beta cells, the insulin producing cells that reside in the islets of Langerhans region of the pancreas   In people with type 1 diabetes, the body wages a ruthless campaign of destruction against certain cells in the pancreas because it mistakes them for foreign invaders….

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Scientists create better blood sugar test for diabetes

  Washington: US researchers have developed a more precise method for estimating average blood sugar levels that can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50 percent compared to the current widely used but sometimes inaccurate test.   “What we currently deem the gold standard for estimating average blood glucose is nowhere as precise as it…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?What are the Causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?What are the Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?What are the Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?How do you Diagnose Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?How do you Treat Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?How do you Prevent Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)? What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)? Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a complication…

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What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

 The human body naturally has sugar, or glucose, in the blood. The right amount of blood sugar gives the body’s cells and organs energy. The liver and muscles produce some blood sugar, but most of it comes from food and drinks that contain carbohydrates. In order to keep blood sugar levels within a normal range,…

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Good blood microcirculation linked to longevity

Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. Now, Italian researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome have identified an additional factor, which significantly contributes to a longer life. In a pilot study on some of the oldest…

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Ear infections could be cured with antibiotic gel

Ear infections in children are common, uncomfortable, and require strong doses of antibiotics. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are designing an antibiotic gel that can be squirted directly into the ear canal to treat ear infections in just one treatment. Children under 2 years old have a particularly high risk of middle-ear infections. They affect…

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Type 2 Diabetes in Teens reduces gray matter in brain

Diabetes Mellitus is a major lifestyle disease affecting millions of people around the world. The risk factors include obesity, stress, physical inactivity, familial causes, race and age. The patients may develop complications like nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, retinopathy, hearing impairment and cognitive impairment. Many studies showed the decline in the different domains of…

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What happens when you go without sugar for 10 days?

No one wants to hear more bad news about sugar, especially just a few days after Halloween. As a dad of three little girls, though, I found a recent study about sugar somewhat encouraging. By cutting back sugar for your kids, you can see dramatic improvements in just 10 days. That is pretty remarkable, if…

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Are you a diabetic? Try these 5 power foods

Studies have revealed that diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in India, mostly resulting from unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity. In case you are a diabetic, stick to these 5 power foods to help you fight against it. Citrus Fruits: Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels…

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