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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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Fatty Livers Increase Kid’s Risk of Diabetes

Highlights Seven million children in the U.S. have fatty livers Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease develops type 2 diabetes in children The researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics About seven million children in the U.S. have fatty livers, and nearly a third of those kids also have prediabetes or diabetes, according to ...

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Breastfeeding May Reduce Mother’s Risk of Diabetes: Study

Highlights Breastfeeding may reduce the long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes It can alter the maternal metabolism to protect against diabetes. Study was done by Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen – a German recearch institute Breastfeeding has the potential to reduce the long-term risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among women ...

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Eating Walnuts, Soybean May Prevent Risk of Diabetes

Highlights Eating more unsaturated fats derived from walnuts can lower blood sugar It can also help in the prevention and management of type-2 diabetes Sunflower seeds, flaxseed, fish and other vegetable oils can also help Eating more unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean in place of dietary carbohydrate can lower ...

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