Tag: Diabetics

Fat Mass Index Linked To Heart Disease In Diabetics

Toronto: Fat mass index, not body mass index (BMI), is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular events in people with diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and obesity is a major risk factor. Body mass index, a common measure of obesity, has been recently shown to be […]

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive deficits in diabetics

London: Regular consumption of antioxidants may help reduce cognitive difficulties in patients suffering from diabetes, suggests a study conducted on mice. Long-term decline in cognitive function is a common consequence for patients who frequently experience low blood sugar levels when using insulin to manage their diabetes. The findings showed that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice […]

Extremely high BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

New York: Patients with diabetes suffering from extremely high blood pressure (BP) could be at risk of organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies such as stroke, chest pain and heart failure, finds a study. The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury (49.6 per cent) followed by […]

Poor sleep may delay wound healing in diabetics

New York: People with Type 2 diabetes who do not sleep well could need more time to have their wounds healed, a new study has found. In people with Type 2 diabetes, high glucose levels lead to poor blood circulation and nerve damage, making the body more vulnerable to infections, especially after surgery. Sleep disorders can […]

This pill could end daily insulin jabs for diabetics

New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a ‘holy grail’ of insulin in a pill that could help diabetics keep their blood sugar levels in check. For up to 40 million people with Type-1 diabetes worldwide, a painful needle prick once or twice daily is necessary for delivering the insulin that their bodies […]

Know what heals diabetics' wounds faster

New York: Your painful, hard-to-treat sores may soon be a thing of the past as scientists have developed a regenerative bandage that may quickly heal them without using drugs, an advance which may help make healing of wounds in diabetics faster. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed […]

Diabetics need not always hold back from eating eggs: Study

Sydney: People suffering from diabetes may finally eat eggs daily without a pinch of guilt. A new study suggests that eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or Type-2 diabetes. People with Type-2 diabetes tend to have higher levels of the ‘bad’ low density lipoprotein […]

Paper patch could help diabetics monitor sugar level

New York: Researchers have developed a new paper-based sensor patch that could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. In a paper published in the journal Micromachines, the researchers demonstrated a self-powered, wearable and disposable patch that allows for non-invasive monitoring of glucose in human sweat. This wearable, single-use biosensor integrates a vertically […]