Diabetes headlines

Shining a light on developing world’s biggest killer: non-communicable diseases

This week, we hand the blog over to guest-writer Sunanda Creagh of The Conversation who is introducing you to an initiative co-founded by TGH blogger Dr Alessandro Demaio. Launched this week!

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Nine ways business can improve health in the workplace and beyond

Businesses can suffer through ill health with absenteeism, but are in a strong position to encourage healthier lifestyles

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News source: The Guardian


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Up To Half Of Gestational Diabetes Patients Will Go On To Develop Type 2 Diabetes

Women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy face a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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News source: Medical News Today


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UNDP chief urges swift measures against non-communicable diseases

London — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called Monday for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.”

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Source: United Nations Development Programme

 


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Chronic Stress Raises Diabetes Risk

As if a lowered immune system, shrunken brain and premature aging weren't enough, a new study is showing another potential health effect of too much stress: a higher risk of diabetes for men.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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Insulin-requiring diabetes up in young children: study

The number of cases of insulin-requiring type 1 diabetes rose sharply in children under the age of Philadelphia over a two decade span, paralleling increases seen across the United States and in Europe, according to a U.S. study.

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Source: Reuters


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UAE to slash price of medicine

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday adopted regulations that will help cut prices of more than 6,600 types of imported medicines by up to 40 percent, state news agency WAM reported.

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Source: Arabian Business News


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Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for people with diabetes

Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested.

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Source: BBC News Health


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Psychological distress ups risk of type 2 diabetes

A new study has found that people who are regularly stressed are considerably more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the future.

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Source: Diabetes.co.uk


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Is My Blood Sugar Normal?

“Is my blood sugar normal?” seems like a simple question–but it’s not! The answer can vary dramatically based on your situation. Let’s look at some of the factors to consider. Please remember: you should figure out your personal goals in consultation with your doctor.

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Source: Diabetes Daily


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