Tag Archives: Diabetes

Insulin for diabetes, this pill could end daily painful injections for diabetics

Diabetes patients, rejoice. In what could potentially revolutionise diabetes management for millions of patients, scientists, including those of Indian origin, are developing an insulin pill that could transform how diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. If successful, it could mean an end to the painful injections diabetes patients have to take every day. Given the choice of taking a pill or injecting oneself with a ... Read More »

How to control diabetes, study says this magic pill could help reverse the condition

Scientists have developed a less invasive and effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes, one that can offer the same benefits as surgery. In a study published in the journal Nature Materials, researchers administered an oral agent in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent nutrient contact with the lining in the proximal bowel and ... Read More »

Benefits of apple cider vinegar, your answer to weight loss, diabetes, skin problems

If you are not finding time to exercise and are not able to include healthy foods in your daily diet, an ever expanding waistline is going to be the ultimate result. If this is what you have been facing for quite some time, then apple cider vinegar is the natural drink that can come to your rescue, and help you cut down ... Read More »

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control blood sugar (glucose) and levels ... Read More »

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help regulate hunger. Previous research had ... Read More »

New moms, breastfeeding for 6 months can decrease your chances of developing diabetes

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday. The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1,200 white and African-American women were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “We ... Read More »

5 healthy living tips for people who have diabetes

Just because a lot of folks abandon their New Year’s resolutions doesn’t mean you can’t get on track and make 2018 your healthiest year yet. We caught up with two people who have successfully managed diabetes for years – Grammy award-winning R&B star Patti LaBelle and David Marrero, PhD, director of the Diabetes Translational Research Centre at Indiana University School of Medicine – and asked them for ... Read More »

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

New research suggests that diabetes is not just something that affects people physically. A report has highlighted the need for people with diabetes to be provided with better mental health support, according to Metro.co.uk A survey, conducted by Diabetes UK, suggests that three out of five diabetics suffer from emotional and mental health difficulties, directly linked to their illness. About ... Read More »

Diabetes patients, beware: Glucose control can increase risk of death

A team of researchers has found that the common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality. Looking at routine data from over 3,00,000 people in the UK, collected between 2004 and 2015, researchers found that lower levels of glycated haemoglobin — typically regarded as being good ... Read More »

New Target For Diabetes Treatment Found

Diabetes is a disease where the body is not receiving a sufficient supply of insulin. (Representational Image) Tokyo:  The exocrine tissue of the pancreas which is responsible for digestion could make a promising target for stem cell-based diabetes treatment, a new study has found. Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan worked on mice with depleted Pdx1 gene, which in the ... Read More »