Diabetes and the “black fungus” threat add to the COVID-19 surge in India
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Diabetes and the “black fungus” threat add to the COVID-19 surge in India

India has been witnessing a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks, with deaths also reaching new records and The New York Times reports that there are now over 350,000 daily COVID-19 cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths are likely to follow. With hospitals and caregivers struggling to help, one more sad…

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

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…