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Qatar: surge in diabetes/obesity, unhealthy Arab habits

Public health: saving lives and spending less

The US healthcare system costs far more than in Japan, where emphasis is placed on lifestyle.

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Source: The Guardian


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Breaks to get up and move lower blood sugar: study

Taking a break to walk around every 20 minutes, instead of staying seated for hours on end, helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a new study.

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Source: Reuters


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Obesity? Diabetes? We’ve been set up

The twin epidemics of obesity and its cousin, diabetes, have been the target of numerous studies at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals and institutions. Among seminal findings was the first study to document the extraordinarily tight connection between the two diseases.

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Source: Harvard Gazette


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Against type 2 diabetes, there are not only drugs.

Physical activity and diet are essential to reduce the risks, experts insist.

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Source: Le Figaro


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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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