Posts tagged “Diabetes”

World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

March 31st, 2016
World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

On April 7th, we can beat diabetes together! There are different types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system starts to attack cells responsible for insulin production, meaning that the body cannot produce insulin, causing blood sugar levels to increase. Type 2 diabetes rises when the body […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

May 1st, 2014
Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

Diabetes has been associated with obesity for many years. Therefore, it is not surprising that researchers have been looking at whether drugs prescribed for diabetes could be used as a weight loss product. The latest incarnation waiting for approval by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Liraglutide. Scientists say that in trials of […]

Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

October 17th, 2013
Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

Recent research has found that people who are type 2 diabetics, and are obese will benefit from weight loss surgery. It seems doing so helps manage their diabetes better. Diabetes is a complex disorder manifested by the inability of the body to control blood-sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics generally need insulin to control blood-sugar but […]

Like Mother Like Child…

May 30th, 2013
Like Mother Like Child…

…where obesity is concerned. Interesting research in Canada appears to show a connection between weight loss in mothers and behaviour in children. It seems that women who lost weight after giving birth also affected their child’s behaviour encouraging them to stay slim. The research which is the first of its kind also found that such […]

A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

December 10th, 2012
A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

People suffering from diabetes are often prone to weight problems or obesity in some cases. While medication is aimed at controlling blood-sugar levels, it can also have an inadvertent side effect of increasing the person’s weight. However, a new tablet developed for type 2 diabetics may be useful in helping people lose weight. It is […]

Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

October 26th, 2012
Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

Obesity is often (but not always) an associated problem for people suffering from diabetes. The latter also often results in individuals who are obese in the first place. In general, those suffering from Type 2 diabetes are advised to manage the disorder by improving and altering diet as well as taking medication to control blood-sugar […]

Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

August 15th, 2012
Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

For the first time in Asian history, let alone Indian medical history, a woman weighing 350Kg has undergone bariatric surgery. The lady who suffers from a number of illnesses including diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension was warned of the consequences if she didn’t do something about her condition. She was also bed-bound for the past […]

Hormonal problem main reason for infertility

July 25th, 2012
Hormonal problem main reason for infertility

Scientists have discovered that women living in the Gulf region of the Middle East with infertility issues are likely to have a hormonal imbalance problem as the major cause. In fact the research also found that half of all women are at risk. Called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) the disorder is a common problem among […]

Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

June 11th, 2012
Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

Researchers in America have called for an “early and aggressive” approach to try and battle type 2 diabetes – one of the most common chronic conditions in both America and the UK. According to a study published in The Lancet patients who display signs of pre-diabetes should be treated as quickly as possible to restore […]

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