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Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

The results of a new study urge healthcare providers to account for body fat distribution, in addition to body mass index, in their decision to screen people for diabetes and prediabetes. Our standard measurements of what consistutes a healthy weight may need revising, suggests a new study. Body mass index (BMI) is a traditional measurement […]

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Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

We know that sugar, consumed in large amounts, increases the risk of a range of health concerns. A recent study showed that artificial sweeteners may have similar consequences, but through completely different biochemical pathways. Which is safest: sugar or artificial sweeteners? During recent years, excessive sugar intake has been conclusively paired with obesity, diabetes, and […]

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Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise. That’s the finding of Canadian researchers who analyzed muscle samples from young adults with and without type 1 diabetes who did more than the weekly […]

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FDA OKs AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

FDA OKs AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News April 12, 2018 — The FDA has approved the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect diabetic retinopathy in adults with diabetes that can be used by non-eye care professionals. Latest Diabetes News Diabetic retinopathy causes vision problems in people with diabetes and can lead to […]

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How many times a day should a person pee?

How many times a day should a person pee?

Many people wonder how often they should pee. While no set number is considered normal, people on average urinate six or seven times a day. Several factors can influence how often an individual pees throughout the day. Medications, supplements, foods, and beverages can all play a role, as can certain medical conditions. Age and bladder […]

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Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests

Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests

Finger-prick tests for blood glucose monitoring may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists who have developed an adhesive skin patch that measures glucose levels every 10–15 minutes. Researchers have created an adhesive skin patch that can monitor glucose levels without pricking the skin.Image credit: University of Bath Created by researchers from […]

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What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?

What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?

Most people feel tingling in their feet or hands occasionally. Tingling in the feet or hands may feel unpleasant, but the cause is not usually serious. However, If the feet or hands tingle often, this may be the result of an underlying condition. There are many reasons why someone may experience tingling in their feet […]

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Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many adults with diabetes don’t see the dentist often enough, even though they’re at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from just over 2.5 million American adults who took part in an annual federal government health survey. […]

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For Hard-to-Manage Type 1 Diabetes, Transplant Makes Life Better

For Hard-to-Manage Type 1 Diabetes, Transplant Makes Life Better

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that for people with type 1 diabetes who can no longer sense when their blood sugar levels drop too low, an islet cell transplant can dramatically improve their lives. Some people with type 1 diabetes develop a condition […]

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Put Your Best Feet Forward, Despite Diabetes

Put Your Best Feet Forward, Despite Diabetes

Latest Diabetes News SUNDAY, April 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have diabetes, it’s time to think about your feet. “Diabetes is a multisystem disease,” Dr. Ronald Lepow explained in a news release from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Circulation in the feet and legs may be diminished because there are problems […]