Will the ‘Global Diabetes Compact’ bring a brighter future for people with diabetes?
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Will the ‘Global Diabetes Compact’ bring a brighter future for people with diabetes?

Today marks the launch of the ´Global Diabetes Compact’. The noble initiative was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the diabetes community. The goal is to move forward the diabetes agenda and support countries offering early diagnosis, treatment and care to everyone living with diabetes. The initiative focuses on prevention, improved…

Are Diet Drinks Safe For People With Diabetes?
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Are Diet Drinks Safe For People With Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, you must constantly be aware of what you eat and drink. Healthy food choices and monitoring of eating habits helps you keep your blood glucose levels in check. Persistent high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) may lead to long-term complications, such as kidney- or nerve damage and even sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. In…

Can You Use Expired Diabetes Test Strips?
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Can You Use Expired Diabetes Test Strips?

Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is an essential part of good diabetes care. Keeping an eye on your blood sugar levels helps you make decisions, in collaboration with your healthcare team, about nutrition, physical activities and when to take your medications. These are all important decisions that can delay or prevent diabetes complications such…

How Can Golimumab Help Kids With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?
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How Can Golimumab Help Kids With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

It might be tricky to pronounce at first, but a human monoclonal antibody, called golimumab (gō-lim-yü-mab), can help kids and young adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The fact that golimumab has been approved to treat a number of autoimmune conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations, led to…

Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes
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Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new report indicates that insomnia is a novel risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The Sweden-based study that appears in the journal Diabetologia identified 19 risk factors for type 2 diabetes. It further evaluated 21 risk factors that had scarce evidence, and another 15 that reduced the risk of the condition. Researchers have long identified…

Can Stress & Anxiety Cause Diabetes?
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Can Stress & Anxiety Cause Diabetes?

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives that can result in worry, anxiety, and tension. Stress affects everyone to some degree, but it may be more difficult to manage when people learn that they have diabetes. Diabetes is a relentless disease that requires constant attention, awareness, and decision-making. Diabetes self-management can therefore be…