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Researchers Identify Biomarker To Detect Early Diabetes Risk

Researchers Identify Biomarker To Detect Early Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease that affects people from all walks of life. It is also associated with a number of other life threatening complications. Although type 2 diabetes is preventable, many people may not be aware that they are at risk of developing the disease. Most are not able to follow the preventive measures in time to avoid the disease from developing. The recent discovery of a
MRI May Help Predict Stroke and Heart Attack Risk In Diabetics

MRI May Help Predict Stroke and Heart Attack Risk In Diabetics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI can be used to assess the risk of stroke and heart attacks among diabetic patients. Whole-body MRI may serve as a non-invasive tool to help determine the risks. It can help doctors provide preventive measures to aid diabetics in coping up with the said risks. The results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. Diabetes is a disease characterized by increased blo
Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

It has long been known that diet and diabetes are linked. There are certain types of food that can increase or decrease your risk of developing diabetes. According to a recent study, fruits such as apples, blueberries and grapes can be associated with a lower diabetes risk. A large study composed of researchers from the US, UK and Singapore analyzed data from three studies- the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS 1984-
Atypical Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Atypical Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A study conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center indicates that prescribing atypical antipsychotic medication to children and young adults with mood disorders and behavioral problems may also put them at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Young people using medication such as olanzapine, aripiprazol, risperidone, and quetiapine led to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes by three times compar
Walking To Work Reduces Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Risk

Walking To Work Reduces Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Risk

Walking to work may be good exercise for people who have less time to spend keeping fit. And it seems to do more than just what most people may think. Recent studies have shown that walking to work may also help reduce your risk of developing diabetes as well as high blood pressure over time. This is according to the results of a study whose findings were recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Med
Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk In Diabetics

Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk In Diabetics

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine found out that blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells might reduce cancer risk and progression. The study provides some insight as to how certain metabolic-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity are linked to certain types of cancers. The results of the said study were published in the journal Cell. Medical experts have long known about the asso
Dangerously Low Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Cardiovascular Risk In Diabetics

Dangerously Low Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Cardiovascular Risk In Diabetics

Recent research findings suggest that diabetics who experience very low blood sugar levels may also be at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Severe hypoglycemia or abnormally low blood sugar level is classified as a medical emergency. It becomes a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Previous observational studies have already found a link between severe hypoglycemia
Diabetics Have 50 Percent Increased Physical Disability Risk

Diabetics Have 50 Percent Increased Physical Disability Risk

A recent study indicates that people suffering from diabetes are also likely to suffer from an increased risk of physical disability by as much as 50 percent compared to non-diabetics. This was what Australian researchers found out after analysis of the results coming from earlier studies. The new results of the study are published in The Lancet diabetes & Endocrinology journal. Previous studies associating phy
Weight Loss May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People With Pre-Diabetes

Weight Loss May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People With Pre-Diabetes

Recent research indicates that losing about 10 percent of their previous body weight may help people with pre-diabetes reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next three years if the weight loss came within six months of their diagnosis. The findings offer a clue on how short-term lifestyle changes may affect long-term health, especially for people with great risk of developing diabetes. A report on th
Early Childhood Respiratory Infections a Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes

Early Childhood Respiratory Infections a Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes

Respiratory infections experienced in early childhood may be connected to the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus or T1D. This is according to a study by researchers in Munich, Germany. The results of the study are published on JAMA Pediatrics. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a form of diabetes where the body develops an autoimmune response and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The lack of