Popular diabetes drug can trigger pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON - A drug widely used in the treatment of Type-2 diabetes may trigger low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a greater risk of pancreatic cancer in long-term users.

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Fructose is the bad sugar, not glucose

WASHINGTON - A 10-week study has thrown up evidence that consumption of fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened beverages, can adversely affect both sensitivity to insulin and how the body handles fats, creating conditions that invite heart attacks and strokes.

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Diabetes drugs may lead to vision-threatening complication

WASHINGTON - Treating diabetes with a class of drugs, called glitazone, leads to a “modest” increase in the risk of diabetic macular oedema (DME), which is a common vision-threatening complication, according to a study.

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Dementia is a threat for middle aged diabetic patients

A research group from University of Southern California analyzed twins in a population-based study¬† and revealed that midlife diabetes increases the risk for dementia and memory-loss disorder Alzheimer’s disease (AD) .

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Pregnant women with high blood pressure risk future complications

WASHINGTON - Healthy women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy risk future complications like chronic hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, according to a new study.

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“Sleep apnea” bothers atleast 36 percent of diabetes type 2 patients

Are you a diabetic? and always feel sleepy in the day time? snore loudly? check up yourself immediately with a specialist, you might be suffering from sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening problem affecting one out of three diabetics. Treatment is necessary to avoid high risk of blood pressure, heart problems and other complications.

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Some true stories about diabetes

Diabetes is the growing problem worldwide. Countries like the USA are about to see a diabetes epidemic soon.

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Cancer drug proved effective in mouse model with type 1 diabetes

This can be called a good news for the patients of type 1 diabetes or cancer, or for both. University of California researchers have found cancer drug Gleevec effective in type 1 diabetes too.

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Diagnosed diabetes rate rises in the USA

During the last few years, diabetes is taking shape of an epidemic. Country like the USA are one of the worst sufferers with a 90% increase in the cases of diagnosed diabetes.

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New online diabetes management program launched by UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center

Latest news reveals the launch of new and unique online diabetes management education program by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Teaching Center. This is the first ever online program, which equally focuses on both understanding and improved management for diabetic patients.

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