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Diabetes amputation rates show huge regional variation

Amputation rates for diabetes patients are 10 times higher in some parts of England than in others, according to a study.

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Source: BBC


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Artificial pancreas gives girl vacation from diabetes

Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Elle Shaheen was selected to try out an experimental device called an artificial or "bionic" pancreas.

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Source: CNN


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The Diabetes Dilemma for Statin Users

This past week, the Food and Drug Administration raised questions about the side effects of these drugs and developed new labels for these medications that will now warn of the risk of diabetes and memory loss.

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Source: International Herald Tribune


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Prevention is the key to tackling the UK diabetes crisis

The number of people with diabetes threatens to overwhelm the NHS unless the government backs prevention and early diagnosis.

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Source: The Guardian


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Azad Khan: prime mover behind NCD programmes in Bangladesh

According to Anthony Costello, Director of UCL's Institute for Global Health, Prof. Azad Khan is one of the most impressive global health leaders. Read this inspirational article on how the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS), an IDF Member Association, is revolutionizing NCD and diabetes care in Bangladesh.

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Source: The Lancet

 


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Diabetes, a pep-talk and 400km of Belgian bike racing inspire Team Type 1-Sanofi to a very satisfying fifth place this weekend

Team Type 1-Sanofi rolled into Belgium this weekend with unsettled expectations. On Sunday night they rolled out with a surprising and affirmative top-5 and a lot more confidence for next week's Italian gravel-road Eroica.

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Source: Team Type 1 Website


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The nutrition puzzle

Malnutrition is associated with over a third of children’s deaths and is the single most important risk factor in many diseases. It can also cause obesity later in life. In the womb and during the first couple of years, the body adjusts to a poor diet by squirrelling away whatever it can as fat (an energy reserve). It never loses its acquired metabolism. This explains the astronomical obesity rates in countries that have switched from poor to middle-income status.

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Source: The Economist

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BPA's obesity and diabetes link strengthened by new study

Growing evidence suggest that exposure to even minuscule amounts of synthesized substances can scramble hormone signals. Nadal's latest research, published last week in PLoS ONE, finds that the chemical triggers the release of almost double the insulin actually needed to break down food.

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Source: Huffington Post


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Get fit with less than 5 min of exercise a week?

A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise.

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Source: BBC

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Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

A new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of trash from inside our body's cells may be one of it's most valuable effects.

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Source: The New York Times


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