Insulin

High rate of needle reuse among insulin-users in India

High rate of needle reuse among insulin-users in India

Leading clinical experts in diabetes care said with only about three million injecting insulin out of 69.2 million who live with diabetes, India has a low rate of insulinisation.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Diabetic kids should use insulin pumps instead of injections: Experts

Diabetic kids should use insulin pumps instead of injections: Experts

The study also looked at one measure of blood sugar known as glycated hemoglobin, which assesses average blood sugar levels over the previous several months. 

Oct 11, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
How to choose a successful dietary weight loss strategy

How to choose a successful dietary weight loss strategy

For most people with prediabetes, a fibre-rich diet without calorie restriction will be very effective and has been shown to improve diabetes markers. In this population, carbohydrates or fats should be adjusted based on fasting insulin levels.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

The new potential drugs have a completely different action than the most commonly prescribed anti-diabetic, Metformin, which acts on the liver to reduce glucose production

May 19, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Indian scientists develop insulin-like oral substance 'Dimpi' to fight diabetes

Indian scientists develop insulin-like oral substance 'Dimpi' to fight diabetes

Over 400 million people across the world grapple with the disease and India figures among the top countries with a high diabetic population. 

Feb 16, 2017, 12:20 PM IST

Sea-snail venom holds key to diabetes medication

Researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) discovered the unusual three-dimensional structure of the insulin, a hormone that turns glucose ingested into liver and skeletal muscle cells, within the cone snail's venom, Xinhua news agency reported.

Sep 13, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

This new insulin pill could end painful treatment for diabetes patients

A team of US scientists have developed a new insulin pill that could make diabetes treatment 'painless'.

Aug 24, 2016, 23:35 PM IST

Artificial pancreas set to make painful diabetes jabs history by 2018

The device, which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body, is likely to be available by 2018, concluded a team of researchers.

Jul 02, 2016, 08:32 AM IST

'Too much' or 'too little' sleep can raise diabetes risk in men

The findings showed that men who slept the least and the most were more likely to have an impaired ability to process sugar compared to men who slept an average amount of about seven hours.

Jun 30, 2016, 12:47 PM IST

Avoid junk food to keep your kidneys healthy!

N new study has warned that eating junk and fatty food regularly can cause long-term damage to your kidneys and trigger diabetes.

May 12, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Combination of insulin, diabetes pill can cut mortality risk

Insulin when taken in conjunction with metformin -- a cheap and common drug that helps control blood sugar levels -- has the potential to reduce mortality risk and heart attacks in people with Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.

May 06, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

World Health Day: What happens when you have diabetes? - Watch!

Also called diabetes mellitus, diabetes is a group of chronic diseases where the amount of blood glucose is too high.

Apr 05, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

Obesity linked with colorectal cancer risk: Study

A new study has revealed the link between obesity and colorectal cancer.

Jan 16, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

Novel compound to tackle Type-2 diabetes found

Scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action.

Dec 08, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Artificial pancreas performed well in humans in US

A team of the US researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in clinical settings.

Nov 20, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

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. 

Nov 19, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

Viagra may help ward off diabetes onset

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

Nov 19, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

Lack of sleep ups diabetes risk

Lack of sleep reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes, the researchers explained.

Nov 06, 2015, 11:30 AM IST

Early insulin treatment beneficial for diabetics

The current standard of care calls for initial treatment with oral therapies that suppress glucose production by the liver.

Oct 19, 2015, 08:39 AM IST

Insulin dose not linked to cardiovascular death

Insulin is not an independent risk factor for cardiovascular death, the findings showed.

Oct 14, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

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