Diabetes tests now free-of-cost at UP hospitals

With cases of diabetes rising in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, the state government has ordered free tests for the disease in all state hospitals, an official said on Friday.

Low blood level of 4 proteins can help diabetics against immune attack

Scientists have now revealed that patients with type 1 diabetes have significantly lower blood levels of four proteins, which helps in protecting their tissue from attack by their immune system.

'Calling for counseling' helps urban adult diabetics manage blood sugar

Calling for Diabetes! It is being said that periodic telephone counselling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes.

Insulin resistance raises risk for Alzheimer's disease

There is a strong association between insulin resistance and decline of memory function and this increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease, says a new study.

Beware! Diabetes increases risk of contracting TB

A 20-year study has found that people with diabetes are seven times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than the general population.

What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain

Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

'Impotent' men at greater type 2 diabetes risk

Having trouble in "achieving it?" Medical researchers have claimed that males who experience erectile dysfunction might face twice the risk of type 2 diabetes compared to males without such sexual incapability.

Diabetics more prone to developing dementia

A new research has suggested that type 1 diabetes patients could face a greater risk of developing dementia. 

Exercise, healthy food prevent knee pain in adults with diabetes

As per a new study by medical researchers, regular exercise and healthy food habits may reduce the short-term onset of knee pain for overweight adults with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes drug not linked to bladder cancer risk

A new study has quashed the claims that diabetes drug 'Actos' raise bladder cancer risk in users, suggesting that it is safer than previously thought.

Skin disease drug may yield benefit for diabetics as well

 A new study has claimed that a drug, which is already approved for a skin disease, could help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.

Having too much sugary drinks may lead to diabetes

Excessive consumption of sugary drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes, a new study has claimed.

Dolphin study shows `dairy fat` may help curb diabetes in humans

A new study conducted on Dolphins has shown that eating foods rich in heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat present in butter and some fish may help reverse diabetes in humans.

Does drinking coffee regularly slash diabetes risk by 50 percent?

Love drinking coffee? It may pay off as a new study has revealed that people who drink the beverage regularly are 50 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as compared to those who don't.

Whole fat butter may control diabetes in humans

A unique saturated fat found in fish and whole fat daily products can reverse diabetes, researchers have reported after discovering that dolphins suffering from prediabetes were cured when fed with a modified diet rich in the saturated fat.

Smartphones can improve health of poor urban women

 With a large majority of poor urban women having access to cellphones, the device can be used to improve the health of those at risk of diabetes and other diseases during their childbearing years, says a new study.

Diabetes drug may protect against Parkinson's

 A type of drug used to treat diabetes may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, says a new study.

Class of diabetes drugs may also help with Parkinson's disease

Scientists have found a link between a class of drugs used to treat diabetes and protection against Parkinson's disease (PD).

Sleep loss of one night can alter genes

Losing even one night of sleep can alter your genes, putting you at an increased risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, new research says.

New laser device spells end for diabetic finger pricking

A new technology developed by an Indian-origin scientist, which uses a laser device may be able to non-invasively monitor blood glucose levels and eliminate the need for daily finger pricking for diabetics.