In order to circulate awareness about diabetes, the Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences (JIVAS) has successfully started mobile diabetic clinic. The clinic under the project `Padasamrakshane’ is running successful in the state.
As a contradiction to the previous study, researchers have identified beta cells can be new source of insulin-producing cells. It can be recalled that a 2004 research had found new beta cells could only come about through the division of existing beta cells.
Harvard University researchers have found the diabetes drug Avandia can be harmful to heart and can lead to death. The study was led by Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He and his colleagues reported people aged 65 and older who took Avandia (rosiglitazone) had a 15 percent higher rate of death after an average of one year.
For the last few years, diabetes is growing in an alarming rate. For the past 20 years, US has shown a growing rate of a whopping 160 per cent in this disease. The Health of the People report in NSW (New South Wales) provides a snapshot of more than 70 health indicators.
Here is a good news for those diabetes patients. They will soon get a potato to enjoy freely. The new type of potato Almera is about to rule the Australian market soon. Apart from diabetic, it is suitable for those who want to maintain a healthy weight.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has appointed Alan Lewis as the new chief executive. He will step down from his job at Novocell, including his board seat, on Jan. 1 to start work at the New York City-based nonprofit.
Université de Montréal researchers have found that fear of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) act as major reason for physical inactivity among diabetics. The study confirms earlier studies that found 60 percent of adult diabetics aren’t physically active.
A recent US study has shown that levels of parathyroid hormone is responsible for risks of falls in diabetic adults. As the level rises, so does the risk of falls in older, well-functioning men and women with diabetes.