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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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Diabetes is a stubborn adversary

The disease, affected so greatly by lifestyle, is an ongoing challenge for the healthcare system — and for community clinics in the forefront of reform efforts.

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Source: Los Angeles Times


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Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2012 Milestones and Plans for 2013

At the close of last year, we asked the top diabetes advocacy organizations and communities to share what they felt they’d accomplished in 2011, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they had in mind for 2012?

It only makes sense that we return to them this year with the same question: did they meet their own expectations for 2012? And what do they envision for continuing to help the D-community in 2013?

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UK fifth highest in world for child type 1 diabetes

The UK ranks the fifth highest in the world for the rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, figures reveal.

Each year in the UK more than 24 in every 100,000 children aged 14 and younger are told that they have this form of diabetes, which must be treated with insulin.

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Source: BBC News


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