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Rise in diabetes and NCDs linked to climate change

"Epidemic" is an over-used word. But when the the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) uses it, it's worth listening. Rapidly increasing instances of a disease is afterall the very definition of the word. And that is exactly what's happening, says Ann Keeling, IDF's chief executive and chair of the NCD Alliance – comprising the IDF, the World Heart Federation, International Union For Cancer Control, and voluntary scientific organisation The Union (TB and lung disease).

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Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Source: Reuters


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World Diabetes Day: João Manuel Valente Nabais

The rising tide of diabetes in Europe highlights the need for more prevention and better education, writes João Manuel Valente Nabais.

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Source: The Parliament


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Diabetes Symbol Mostly Unused by U.S. Organizations

This is the universal symbol for diabetes. Yet, while the blue circle became the global symbol in 2007, it's been fighting a battle to gain that recognition among diabetes organizations in the U.S.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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The inter-connections between health and climate change

Guardian Sustainable Business launches new health and wellbeing hub to highlight the importance of a joined-up approach to tackle the challenges of our age.

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Source: The Guardian


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Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies Provides Diabetes Supplies to Children in Developing Countries

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, LifeScan, Inc. announced today support of the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Life for a Child program with a donation of one million OneTouch® Brand test strips to children with diabetes in seven developing countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala). This donation represents the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies' recognition of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14.

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World Diabetes Day Raises Global Awareness of Diabetes

Diabetes is a devastating global public health threat that currently affects 366 million people according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Over 550 million will suffer by 2030 if immediate action is not taken.

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Source: Vibe Ghana


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Insulin and Colon Cancer Linked

Colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods, indicates a new study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Source: Harvard Science


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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The fight against diabetes will intensify starting November 1, as the UAE joins countries around the world in support of National Diabetes Awareness Month. And awareness activities will have a new target audience — children.

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Source: Gulf News


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Mouse Model May Provide Clues On Mechanism Linking Diabetes And Aging To Alzheimer's

Growing evidence suggests that there may be a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, but the physiological mechanisms by which diabetes impacts brain function and cognition are not fully understood. In a new study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies show, for the first time, that diabetes enhances the development of aging features that may underlie early pathological events in Alzheimer's.

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Source: Medical News Today


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