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No more marriage blues for diabetic youngsters in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Youngsters among India’s 70 million down-hearted diabetics longing for a life partner can now heave a sigh of relief.Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s largest city that is fast turning into a medical tourism hub, boasts the country’s first marriage bureau dedicated to twenty-somethings suffering from the incurable metabolic disorder. Award-winning diabetologist Dr Mayur Patel’s help center called “Make My Life” will be a boon for thousands of youths of marriageable age ...

World Diabetes Day: Celebs share realities of dealing with the chronic condition

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Today, November 14, is World Diabetes Day, a campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness and reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition.This year’s theme focuses on ‘Women in Diabetes’ to reflect the fact that every 1 in 10 women around the world is living with diabetes. Shockingly, it is still a leading cause of death amongst women.There are two types of diabetes – Type 1, which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, ...

Anti-diabetic medicine reduces risks of heart and kidney diseases

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A new anti-diabetic drug, known for reducing blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes, proved to be successful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in the Unites States. Conducted in 30 countries and on more than 10,000 patients, the clinical experiment showed that the oral drug, known as Invokana (canagliflozin), reduced the risk of hospitalization due to heart failure for those affected by diabetes ...

Apple hires secret team for treating diabetes, says report

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Apple Inc has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.The engineers are expected to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, California, close to the corporate headquarters, CNBC said.The news comes at the time when the line between pharmaceuticals and technology is ...

More than three million Saudis suffer from diabetes

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Type two diabetes represents 90% of all diabetes cases in the Saudi kingdom

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, WHO urges governments

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The WHO said a 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion

FDA approves ‘artificial pancreas’ to manage diabetes

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The device from Medtronic was approved for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood

Do you need a nap? Study shows it might lead to diabetes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

People who slept more than an hour each day were 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, report shows

Indian province imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Lifestyle-related health problems including diabetes and obesity are major issues in cities

Saudi couple help develop treatment for diabetes and obesity

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Alaa Shafie and his wife Amal Ashour are part of the team at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, who made the breakthrough

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