Top 10 “Diabetes fads” or Myths

confused-personDo you often get confused by sayings such as “whether eating too much of sweets leading to diabetes”? These are some of the myths build up by the misconception of the common people. Let us clear your doubts.

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Diabetes type2 drug FG- 3019 will be entering phase 2 clinical trial

four_peopleMedarex has intitiated phase 2 clinical trial of FG-3019 in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced kidney disease. In this regard, Medarex will receive a milestone payment of an undisclosed amount from its licensing partner, FibroGen.

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Does diabetes type2 has its origin in your fats?

diabeticA Monash University study has proven a critical link between obesity and the onset of Type 2 diabetes, a discovery which could lead to the design of a drug to prevent the disease.

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New study to test the efficacy of arthritis drug in the treatment of diabetes

salsalateDiabetes, characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels, is a chronic disorder leading to several complications like cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney disease, amputations etc. People with diabetes die at rates two to four times higher than those who do not have it.

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Predominantly used estimators to study diabetes are inaccurate

Most recently, Australian researchers has found out that the two calculators which estimated CHD risk provided inappropriate results. Those are Framingham equation and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study risk equation.

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Diabetes - a major concern for South Asia: survey report claims

A recent health-related study on the people living in UK conducted at Edinburgh and Dundee universities revealed that South Asians are more prone to be diabetic than others.

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Inflammatory signals responsible for diabetes: scientists investigate

Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot produce insulin or cannot use insulin to its full potential. It is characterized by high blood glucose levels. Insulin producing pancreatic beta cells are being destroyed by large concentration of inflammatory signals. This mechanism has been observed in type 1 diabetic patients.

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Top 10 hidden dangers of diabetes type 2 you must know

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Nearly 85 to 90 % of all the patients with the disease suffer from from type 2 diabetes. It is also referred as late onset diabetes and characterized by insufficient production of insulin by pancreatic ß-cells or  insulin resistance (reduced target-tissue sensitivity to the effects of insulin).

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Link between diabetes and cancer: obesity and depression

A new study finds diabetic cancer patients are more at risk to die from cancer. Thus the study is thought to have solved the unknown relation between the two- cancer and diabetes.

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Exercise can redude diabetes risks among black women

A large new study has suggested that exercise can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes in African-American women.

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