Nearly 70,000 children under 15 suffer from diabetes

Five-year-old Krati Dhawan often complained of abdominal pain and even lost weight. She underwent a series of tests for stomach infection, which tested negative. It was only after the girl's mother said her daughter was drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently that she got blood-sugar tests done which confirmed type 1 diabetes.

New drug may treat root cause of type 2 diabetes

A modified form of a drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites may treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms, scientists have found.

Inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke can make you pile on the pounds

A new study has revealed that exposure to cigarette smoke can actually cause weight gain, secondhand smoke being the biggest reason.

Exposure to sunshine slows weight gain, diabetes

A new study has revealed that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes.

Soon, get customized treatment for stress-related diabetes

Scientists are working on new personalized way of treating people who have stress-related diabetes.

Light-activated drug to help control diabetes

Scientists have created a drug for Type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light, thus paving the way to reducing side effects of diabetes medication.

New needle-coated capsule may replace injections

A pill coated with tiny needles that can deliver drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract has been developed by scientists, an advance that may eliminate the need for injections.

Mother's viral infection may trigger diabetes in kid

 The exact cause of juvenile diabetes had eluded scientists for long and researchers have now found that a mother's exposure to viruses during pregnancy may cause type one diabetes and other auto-immune diseases in children.

Long-acting insulin more effective for type 1 diabetes

Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with type 1 diabetes, reveals a new study.

Gene associated with fasting glucose levels identified

Providing a fresh ray of hope for diabetic patients, scientists have identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans.

New gene associated with 'diabetes' traits found

In a new study, scientists have discovered a gene that is linked to traits involved in diabetes.

Insulin pumps capable of saving lives: Study

According to a study, the use of insulin pumps to improve therapy for Type 1 diabetes patients has provided positive results, including saving lives of patients.

Stem cell transplant may treat diabetes soon

Stem cell transplant to treat type 1 diabetes may soon be a reality as researchers have discovered a faster way to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.

Myth or fact: Is Hibiscus the new drug to cure diabetes naturally?

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New Delhi: Diabetes has become a common disease these days just like any other whacky flu, cough and cold. Life is certainly not easy for a diabetic as one has to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout, since there is no cure for the disease.

Daily consumption of healthy breakfast lowers type 2 diabetes risk in kids

A new study has revealed that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Eat pistachios regularly to lower diabetes risk

A new study has revealed that consuming pistachios regularly might help in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetic people.

Now, continuous glucose monitoring meter that changes color when level fluctuates

Scientists have developed a continuous glucose-monitoring system that changes color when glucose levels rise.

Insulin may treat acute pancreatitis

Insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment, says a study.

Juvenile diabetes: Can it be prevented?

According to a study conducted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), there are about a million children with Type I diabetes in India.

Same mechanism behind both forms of diabetes

Both major forms of diabetes -- type-1 and type-2 -- result from the same mechanism, suggests a 20-year-long research.