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What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

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SHAFAQNA- If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is…

Tissue-engineered human pancreatic cells successfully treat diabetic mice

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published…

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently…

This Blind Fish Is Giving Scientists a New Perspective on Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The pale, eyeless pink Mexican cavefish is surprisingly chubby for a fish that lives in an environment with a big lack of algae food. Now a team of researchers have figured out how this can be, and it's identical to a mechanism that…

Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

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SHAFAQNA- Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  The research was…

Diabetes Signs May Be Present 20 Years Before Diagnosis

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SHAFAQNA- Risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with subtle elevations of glucose and lipids more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Håkan…

No Needles: Contact Lens Could Monitor Glucose for People with Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Many people with diabetes need to prick their finger for a drop of blood up to eight times a day to monitor their glucose levels, an uncomfortable and cumbersome task. It can all add up to tens of thousands of finger pricks over…

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family-discovery could fuel new treatments

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SHAFAQNA- A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University…

Diabetes Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Reports

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SHAFAQNA- An approved treatment for diabetes may help people with Alzheimer’s, a study reports. The research, “Neuroprotective effects of a triple GLP-1/GIP/glucagon receptor agonist in the APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s…

Cutting carbs can increase risk of diabetes and other diseases, experts warn

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SHAFAQNA-Australians risk increasing their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer if they cut quality carbohydrates high in cereal fibre from their diets, experts say. A group of leading international and…

Curing type 1 diabetes by blood stem cells!

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SHAFAQNA- Increasing levels of a certain protein in blood stem cells so that the immune system stops attacking insulin cells in the pancreas could be a way to halt type 1 diabetes, according to a new study reported in Science Translational…

Omega-6 Fats May Actually Reduce Diabetes Risk

SHAFAQNA- A new study contradicts earlier research that concluded vegetable oils might be contributing to chronic illness. What’s the best diet to lower diabetes risk? For the past 10 years, research has been giving vegetable oils…

TYPE 3C DIABETES IS A MUCH BIGGER THREAT THAN DOCTORS WOULD EXPECT (STUDY)

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SHAFAQN- A new report revealed a huge risk existent for many people with diabetes. Apart from type 1 and 2, there is another subtype of the disease, type 3c. However, most of the time, doctors are not able to diagnose it properly, which might…

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk: Scientists

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SHAFAQNA- The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory…

7 Foods That Can Help Control Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Your diet plays an important role in managing diabetes. In fact, your diet and lifestyle are important aspects of diabetes management and treatment.  One reason is that the food you eat on a day to day basis has a direct impact on…

Managing the highs and lows of diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The serious long-term complications of high blood sugar levels are much publicised. But for some people living with diabetes, it is the fear of very low blood sugar levels that can cause crippling anxiety. One such person is Ben,…

Does your child have diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- Scenario: My receptionist came to me regarding a call she received from the mother of a 12-year-old boy. He was recently diagnosed as being diabetic, and his general practitioner thought it best that in the early stages, he see a…

Insights into fat signaling could boost the fight against obesity and diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Natriuretic peptides, or NPs, send signals in adipose tissue that can turn harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. But NP signaling may have an even broader role in protecting against metabolic disease. NPs are made…

First implants derived from stem cells to ‘cure’ type 1 diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- By Andy Coghlan Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to treat their condition. The hope is that when blood sugar levels rise, the…

Missing signals lead to diabetic nerve injury

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SHAFAQNA- Molecules that help cells communicate with each other--called cytokines--might be the key to repairing diabetic nerve damage, according to a new study published in Experimental Neurology. Diabetes devastates nerve cells, which…

Fish oil could prevent diabetes in babies, study shows

SHAFAQNA- Dr Ben Albert (pictured) led the research with Professor Wayne Cutfieldat the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute. Fresh fish oil could one day be used to prevent babies from becoming overweight and developing diabetes…

Antioxidant Supplementation and Diabetic Kidney Disease

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SHAFAQNA- Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP Diabetes' propensity to cause metabolic derangement is directly responsible for a looming epidemic of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). And left unchecked, DKD can progress to end-stage kidney disease…

Could broccoli be a secret weapon against diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the condition, which has become a worldwide…

Could grapefruit juice protect against diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- “Grapefruit juice 'could be the key to weight loss’,'' is the misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph. It reports on a study in which mice fed a combination of a high-fat diet and grapefruit juice still put on weight –…

New methods of treating heart disease by scientists

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers at UAE University (UAEU) are studying new ways of how diabetes affects the heart, with the potential of coming up with new solutions on how to treat diabetes. The research project is specifically looking…

Diabetes might be controlled Cancer Drug Gleevec

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SHAFAQNA- by MAGGIE FOX Gleevec, the daily pill that turned a killer type of leukemia into a manageable disease, may also help slow the worsening of diabetes, researchers reported Monday. In a follow up to a 2008 study…

Incidence of DKA in Type 1 Diabetes in Children Decreases

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SHAFAQNA- Placing newborns in prospective studies to conduct genetic screenings with follow up may reduce the risk of DKA at diagnosis of type 1. Children, particularly those under the age of 5, are at the highest risk of experiencing Diabetic…

Cinnamon is an anti-diabetes spice: study says

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SHAFAQNA- The positive effect possess polyphenol antioxidants found in cinnamon. Scientists from the U.S. and Turkey stated that the use of cinnamon can protect the body from obesity, diabetes and insulin deficiency. This was announced…