Tag Archives: Diabetes

AIIMS scientists describe new type of diabetes afflicting the brain

New Delhi: In a groundbreaking study, scientists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have described a new type of diabetes they term as “Diabetes Type 4”. This new discovery is expected to open a new field of therapy for glaucoma and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Device approved to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people two years of age and older with diabetes.

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India sees 50% surge in renal failure deaths in less than a decade

New Delhi: Deaths due to renal failure in India have doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health. While in 2001-03, 2.2% of all deaths in the 15-69 years age-group were from renal failure, the proportion rose to 3.2% in 2010-13. Majority of those who died due to renal failure were in their 40s or 50s, reports ToI.

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New strategy may help prevent kidney failure in patients with diabetes

Washington: A new strategy may help halt the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes. The approach, highlighted in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), addresses a common and serious complication of diabetes.

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Patients who test positive for diabetes will now also be tested for TB

New Delhi: In order to detect more TB cases, the central TB division has framed new guidelines under which patients who test positive for diabetes at government facilities will now also be referred to undergo examination for tuberculosis, reports ToI.

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Short Poem: Beat Diabetes

According to a conservative estimate, India has some 63 million people suffering from manifest diabetes out of total 422 million people in the entire world. The agony for we Indians is that it is this very land from where the vivid description of diabetes was put forth by famous surgeon Sushruta in 500 BC.

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Opinion: How 360-degree care is crucial for diabetes management in India

India is home to the world’s second largest population of diabetics after China with over 67 million Indians already recognized with having diabetes and an additional 77 million pre-diabetics. The number, already staggering, is further projected to rise to 109 million by 2035 and India will see the world’s biggest increase in diabetes during that time.

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Opinion: Control of diabetes is an important step towards controlling the spread of TB

TB in India can be tackled with a joint effort of the private physicians, municipal corporation, and patient counselling. Early diagnosis and treatment along with nutritional supplements are needed. Control of diabetes is an important step towards controlling the spread of TB.

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Anti-body targeting fat-tissue hormone may treat diabetes

New York: Researchers have found a potential new treatment for diabetes in an anti-body that they developed to target a hormone in adipose or fat tissue.

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US FDA approves Basaglar, the first “follow-on” insulin glargine product to treat diabetes

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Basaglar (insulin glargine injection), a long-acting human insulin analogue to improve glycaemic control in adult and paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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