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Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

        With the recent announcement of the upcoming Health app for iOS 8, people are talking about health and fitness more in the tech world. Fitness has always been connected to iOS use, but more and more, we are finding out how users can better interact with their doctors and specialists....

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Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Key facts 347 million people worldwide have diabetes* (1). In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes (2). More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (3). WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 (4). Healthy diet, regular physical...

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Glucose in the Body

Glucose in the Body

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body. Around 5.1 per...

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Longer duration of breastfeeding reduces risk of metabolic syndrome for the mom

Longer duration of breastfeeding reduces risk of metabolic syndrome for the mom

Women who breastfeed their children longer are significantly less likely to develop the cluster of heart disease and diabetes risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California and published in the journal Diabetes. “The findings indicate that breastfeeding a child may have lasting favorable...

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Diabetes on children on increase

Diabetes on children on increase

DORIS Tryphone’s effort to sit straight on her chair did not go unobserved. It was easy to notice her struggle. She yearned to lie on the three chairs next to her, but unfortunately they were occupied. As she sits there helplessly, a nurse approaches her, whispers in her ear and leaves, only to return...

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Many diagnoses of children with diabetes can be missed, says report

Many diagnoses of children with diabetes can be missed, says report

A new study into children with diabetes has found that many diagnoses of children that have type 1 diabetes can be missed by doctors, unless there are more obvious symptoms such as stomach pain, vomiting and rapid breathing . With around 29,000 children being diagnosed with this type of diabetes each year, it was...

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Poor maternal diet can increase risk of diabetes for children

Poor maternal diet can increase risk of diabetes for children

A new study has found a link between a mother’s poor diet during pregnancy and their children facing an increased risk of being diabetic later in their life. The research, by scientists at the University of Cambridge, found that an imbalanced maternal diet could lead to a specific gene associated with insulin production in...

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