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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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Diabetes drug may promote bladder cancer

Diabetes drug may promote bladder cancer

The FDA has begun investigations into whether the widely used diabetes drug pioglitazone (marketed as Actos) may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Actos is already known to carry a risk of “serious side effects on the liver,” writes Phyllis A. Balch in the bookPrescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition. Nevertheless, the drug has...

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Type 1 Cure in the Making?

Type 1 Cure in the Making?

Those with Type 1 diabetes can continue to hope for a cure for their condition in the near future. New findings by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found a way to convert the dreaded condition into an asymptomatic, non-insulin dependent disorder. According to the study, this can theoretically be done by...

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Virus and Diabetes Links Found

Virus and Diabetes Links Found

According to a recent Australian study, children suffering from Type 1 diabetes stand to face ten times the risk of contracting a particular viral infection compared to normal children. The group of viruses that Type 1 children are most prone to are enteroviruses. These kinds of viruses can produce colds, flu and meningitis in...

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New study into health benefits of exercise for diabetics

New study into health benefits of exercise for diabetics

New research into the health benefits of exercise for patients suffering from type 1 diabetes is set to be carried out in the South West of England and the West Midlands. Researchers will examine the effects of regular exercise in adults that have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects more than a...

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