What Are the Long-Term Health Issues of COVID-19 For Diabetics?
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What Are the Long-Term Health Issues of COVID-19 For Diabetics?

Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks, but older people and those with serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms. It can damage lungs and many other organs (i.e., liver and kidneys) and increase the risk of long-term health problems. Data from the COVID Symptom Study suggest that 10% to…

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…

Are Smart Contact Lenses the Future for Diabetes Detection?
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Are Smart Contact Lenses the Future for Diabetes Detection?

The exciting global embrace of wearable health technology and the fast-growing demand from consumers to take control of their own health has led to a steady increase in the development of many new devices designed to collect users’ personal health and exercise data. Devices such as fitness trackers, smartwatches and wearable monitors have weaved themselves…

What You Need to Know About Glucose Skin Monitors
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What You Need to Know About Glucose Skin Monitors

Monitoring glucose levels is an integral part of successful diabetes management. The traditional way is capillary glucose sampling by finger prick – known as self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG). In recent years, less invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices have been introduced, which have made a significant impact on how we manage and monitor blood sugar…

Is Limp Fish Handshake An Early Symptom of Type 2 Diabetes?
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Is Limp Fish Handshake An Early Symptom of Type 2 Diabetes?

The onset of type 2 diabetes can be gradual and symptoms can be mild during the early stages. As a result, many people may not realize that they have diabetes. In fact, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that some 230 million people around the world are unaware of their condition. Early detection is of crucial importance,…

How Superspreader Events Impact the Spread of COVID-19
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How Superspreader Events Impact the Spread of COVID-19

For the past six months, the Coronavirus has traversed the globe, infecting one person after another. The novel virus poses a particular threat to people living with diabetes and can even cause diabetes in otherwise healthy individuals. Early on, researchers estimated that a person carrying the Coronavirus would, on average, infect another two to three people….

The History of Diabetes Through an Interactive Timeline
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The History of Diabetes Through an Interactive Timeline

Diabetes has been documented by scientists for thousands of years, under many different names, as we covered in our previous blog A Short History of Diabetes. Through the ages, many ground-breaking experts, doctors and other medical workers have contributed to enhancing the quality of life for people living with diabetes. Few have done as much…