Customised diabetes care effective for women, not men

Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality - both all-cause and diabetes-related - in women but not men, a study has found.

Overweight? Lose kilos, not hope with proper BMI screening

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New Delhi: When 49-year-old Veena Gandhi came to Dr Tarun Mittal, a laparoscopic and obesity surgeon at Sir Gangaram Hospital in the capital, she had difficulty walking with shortness of breath and acute pain in her joints. The culprit: obesity.

Diabetic men `too macho to diet` and live longer

Men are more likely to die from masculinity-challenging diabetes, according to a new study.

Cocoa, green tea can help combat diabetes: Study

 Cacao and green tea contain substances that may help prevent and treat kidney complications and retinal lesions caused by diabetes, according to scientists at Brazil's Campinas State University.

Air pollution puts diabetic women at high heart disease risk

A new study suggests that diabetics who are exposed to particulate matter are at high risks of cardiovascular disease.

3D MRI can spot stroke risk in diabetic patients

People with diabetes may be harbouring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of stroke, researchers warn.

'Handful of walnuts' a day may keep diabetes away

A new study has revealed that eating a handful of walnuts everyday can lead to better diet and improvements in health risk factors among people at high risk of diabetes

Now, a new compound that can speed up diabetic wound healing

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have found a compound that accelerates wound healing in diabetes patients, which can help to make new treatment strategies.

Apollo inks pact with Ramsay for diabetes care in Malaysia

Apollo Health & Lifestyle (AHLL), an arm of healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, has inked a pact with Malaysia-based Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare (Ramsay) to offer diabetes care to people in that country.

Major fall in diabetes-related amputations in 25 years

Amputations of the lower limbs are one of the most serious and disabling complications of diabetes.

Artificial pancreas performs nicely in small research

A team of researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in the pilot study.

Indian-origin man's firm raises funds for diabetes cure

An Indian-origin man's company organised a diabetes awareness walk in Dubai and raised funds to support on-going research to cure the disease, a media report said here on Saturday.

Reasons why exercise is important for people with diabetes!

Exercise, in combination with a healthy diet will help you to take better care of yourself if you have diabetes. 

Shift workers at higher risk of diabetes, heart disease

If you work in shifts, you are more prone to heart ailments and diabetes as compared to people who work in regular daytime shifts, says a new study.

Novel insulin pill to effectively manage diabetes

Indian-origin researchers in US are developing a novel insulin pill that can provide a painless and more effective blood sugar management option to those who suffer from diabetes.

Viagra may help ward off diabetes onset

Taking the male potency pill may benefit the patients at diabetes risk, according to a new study.

Obesity, diabetes literally 'bad to the bone'

A team of researchers has identified that bone in a "big boned" diabetic is weaker.

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AIIMS to conduct research on Type 2 diabetes

 The AIIMS has collaborated with the George Institute for Global Health, Australia, to research if lifestyle modification programme can delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Over two-thirds of Indian children prone to diabetes: Survey

A whopping 66.11 percent of Indian children possess "abnormal levels of sugar" in their body, reveals a new nationwide three-year-long survey, the results of which were released here on Friday.