08 Feb 2015
Washington: The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors, said a study.
22 Nov 2012
Asparagus, a popular vegetable, can keep diabetes at bay by helping blood sugar levels stay under control while boosting output of insulin, the hormone that helps the body absorb glucose, says a study. Type two diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases, is emerging as a major health burden worldwide.
06 Jul 2012
Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could be serving up some unexpected health benefits. Scientists at the University of Warwick have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on our cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes.
10 Jan 2013
Mushrooms are good for diabetics since they contain little or no sugar, says an expert. "Cultivated and wild species of mushrooms are consumed because of their nutritional value. They are rich in essential nutritional constituents and are good for people with diabetes as they have little or no sugar," said T.N. Lakhanpal from the department of bioscience at Himachal Pradesh University.
26 Jul 2013
Washington: US Food and Drug administration is cracking down on the sale of alternative remedies, including ayurvedic and homeopathic products and dietary supplements, for the treatment of diabetes.
20 May 2012
Medication mistakes by doctors are making thousands of hospital patients suffering from diabetes vulnerable to potentially fatal low blood-sugar levels, a recent report has revealed. According to the report, hospitals in England and Wales made 3,700 medication errors in a week. If this one-in-three level of mistakes - which can lead to dangerously high blood-glucose levels - continued for a year, it could affect 208,000 patients, a daily reported.
09 Nov 2012
People who drink black tea are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, say researchers. A new analysis of data from 50 countries found that the nations who drank the most black tea also suffered the lowest levels of the metabolic syndrome.
19 Jun 2012
Individuals can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by making small changes in diet and lifestyle, a new study has revealed. The study, conducted by Dr Dean Ornish from the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, showed the effect that diet and exercise can have on reversing heart disease, diabetes and early-stage prostate cancer.
09 Aug 2012
Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study. The Northwestern University study found that normal-weight or thinner diabetics experienced both significantly higher total and non-cardiovascular mortality than overweight participants.
08 May 2012
Want to stave off diabetes? Eat slowly, says a new study.Researchers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences have found that people who wolf down their food are two-and-a half times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who savour their meal.