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Could This Be A Potential Breakthrough For Type 1 Diabetes?

| August 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

The search for a solution for type 1 diabetes has been going on for many years. In this form of diabetes, the immune system’s T-cells mistakenly attack the insulin-producing beta-cells in the pancreas, so that the sufferer is unable to produce sufficient insulin and needs to rely instead on injected insulin medication for blood sugar […]

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Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

| August 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, a new study of identical twins – while showing no link between BMI and heart disease – confirms the long-held view that being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But the relationship between diabetes and body weight is more complex than that. […]

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No Link Between BMI And Heart Disease

| August 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sometimes, I really have to feel sorry for doctors. Not very many years ago everything about heart disease seemed clear cut. Everybody (well, almost everybody) believed that eating saturated fats bumped up blood cholesterol levels, which led to furred-up arteries and an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. Now, we know that this […]

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More Ways To Help Control Blood Pressure Without Drugs

| August 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

I told you in my last blog post about a Japanese ultrasound device that can effectively reduce high blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. And there are also other ways to bring down your blood pressure without recourse to drugs, as I mentioned recently here. Blood pressure drugs come with some pretty serious […]

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Ultrasound Lowers Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes

| August 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University have found that ultrasound, a painless, non-invasive form of therapy, can help lower blood pressure, even when the usual drugs don’t work. According to the medical website, around 30 per cent of people with type 1 diabetes and 80 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes develop high […]

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Exercise Cuts Gestational Diabetes Risk

| August 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how women with gestational diabetes could reduce their risk of developing full-blown type 2 diabetes, simply by breastfeeding for more than three months. But prevention is always better than cure, so it’s good to find that exercise alone could reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, in obese […]

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Breastfeeding Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes

| August 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I wrote in an earlier blog post here, as many as one woman in ten who becomes pregnant develops gestational diabetes. While this temporary form of diabetes can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby, it usually clears up quickly once the baby has been born. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t the end […]

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