Kids ‘more likely to develop diabetes in winters’

LONDON - Kids under the age of 15 are at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes in winters, finds a new study.

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Environmental pollution creating diabetics?

josef-stuefer-world-of-green-globeA Great Lakes study linking a pesticide in fish to diabetes adds to the growing chorus of studies suggesting that environmental contaminants may play a role in the widespread disease. Full article »

India sitting on diabetes time-bomb, warns expert

TORONTO - Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, and the country faces huge health, social and economic consequences from it, warns an Indian-origin expert based in Canada.

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Abdominal fat more prone to make you diabetic?

fatBen-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, in a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leipzig, Germany, have identified a signaling pathway that is operational in intra-abdominal fat, the fat depot that is most strongly tied to obesity-related morbidity. Full article »

Liver cells may be reprogrammed as insulin-producing beta cells

LONDON - Scientists may have moved a step closer to developing a potential new treatment for diabetes, by finding that human liver cells can be transformed into something like the beta cells that produce insulin in a healthy pancreas.

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Acutely ill patients have low vitamin D levels

SYDNEY - A group of scientists has observed that very sick patients tend to have severely low levels of vitamin D. Recently, Vitamin D has been recognised for its diverse role. It helps in protecting against diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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High-fat diet plus extra protein may lead to insulin resistance

WASHINGTON - The next time you grab a glass full of protein shake do remember this admonition: too much protein, eaten along with fat, may lead to insulin resistance.

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Why diabetics have high blood glucose levels

WASHINGTON - A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has shed light on why people with diabetes have high blood glucose levels.

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Tobacco plants may harbour diabetes cure

WASHINGTON - While tobacco has always been attributed to devastating effects on health, an international team of researchers has found a rather healthy side of tobacco plants.

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Now, Free Insulin for Diabetic Children

NEW DELHI - Diabetes mellitus Type 1 (also known as Type I diabetes, T1D, T1DM, IDDM, juvenile diabetes) is an auto-immune disease that results in the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.

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