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New Initiative Promises Diabetics Better Control on the Disease

Highlights Here’s a new Multi-Component Diabetes Quality Improvement (QI) initiative It can help diabetics double their likelihood of controlling the disease This intervention doesn’t require new or expensive drugs Researchers from various prominent health institutions, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Emory University of the US, ...

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Eat More Homemade Food to Keep Diabetes at Bay

Highlights Fast food not only causes weight gain but increases risk of Type 2 diabe The nutritional benefits of home meals contribute to diabetes prevention The study appeared in the journal PLOS Medicine PhotoCredit:istock Ditching homemade food for that king size burger and French fries can add not only extra ...

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Dogs Detect Diabetes by Sniffing Warning Signs

Highlights Dogs sniff a chemical found in our breath that signals low blood sugar If the patient does not get a sugar boost in time, it can cause seizures Levels of the chemical isoprene rise significantly when blood sugar drops A new study has found that dogs can be trained ...

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Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death by 50 Per Cent

Highlights Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Managing diabetes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases For the research, the team analysed 700,000 people PhotoCredit:istock Individuals suffering from diabetes are at nearly 50 per cent increased risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack, a ...

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Highlights High-quality plant-based diet can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes A healthy version of such diet was linked with a 34% lower diabetes risk Adherence to a plant-based diet was found low in animal foods Consuming high-quality plant-based diet such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and ...

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Expert Tips: Fasting During Ramadan for Diabetics

Diabetes is a health condition that occurs when sugar rises in the blood as a result of deficiency in the insulin hormone or the resistance of the body cells leading to the accumulation of glucose in the blood. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become ...

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