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Belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

Belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

If you are having an apple shaped body — in which weight is deposited around the abdomen — it may be high time to reduce the belly fat. A study warns that people who are genetically inclined to storing belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. […]

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Living in high altitude cuts diabetes risk

Living in high altitude cuts diabetes risk

A major risk factor for development of heart diseases, strokes and diabetes is lower in people who live at higher altitudes, says a new study that suggests that something as simple as the geographic area in which you live contribute to your risk of developing these diseases. ‘We found that those people living between 457 […]

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People with Type 1 diabetes need to exercise carefully

People with Type 1 diabetes need to exercise carefully

Maintaining good exercise regimen may be difficult and risky, especially for people with Type 1 diabetes, because exercise tends to cause fluctuations in blood sugar, which may even become dangerous, researchers warned. Patients with Type 1 diabetes have to monitor their blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise, said Michael Riddell, Professor at York […]

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Making muscles burn more fat may raise the risk of diabetes

Making muscles burn more fat may raise the risk of diabetes

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose (sugar) can contribute to a higher risk of diabetes, according to research findings. The study was conducted on genetically engineered mice. While awake, their muscles burned glucose, but while asleep their muscles burned fat. The researchers found that disrupting this cycle may contribute to diabetes. On the […]

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Diabetes diet: Healthy snacks for managing diabetes

Diabetes diet: Healthy snacks for managing diabetes

Consuming healthy snacks can better help manage diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that avoiding the vending machine is also a wise decision when living with diabetes. There are numerous snacks that can boost energy all the while being low in fat, sugar, and salt which diabetics can enjoy. Choosing healthy snacks and monitoring […]

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Vitamin D may prevent diabetes and heart disease

Vitamin D may prevent diabetes and heart disease

Sunbathing or vitamin D supplements may help restore good bacteria in the gut and help prevent metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that are risk factors fordiabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. The scientists discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for metabolic syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria. ‘Based […]

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Mothers with diabetes have bigger babies – Study

Mothers with diabetes have bigger babies – Study

A recent research conducted by the European Society of Cardiology has found that blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, hence increasing the size of the infant. ‘We know that maternal diabetes mellitus affects the fetal organs,’ said lead author of the study, Aparna Kulkarni. Adding, babies […]

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Smokers with diabetes more at risk of early death

Smokers with diabetes more at risk of early death

Heavy smokers with diabetes may be at double the risk of facing an early death, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found. Diabetes is a chronic illness in which there are high levels of glucose in the blood. People with diabetes may also be at risk for numerous other health complications. ‘The study […]

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How diabetes affects your emotional health

How diabetes affects your emotional health

Diabetes can be a lonely and stressful journey. However, acknowledging that you are not alone in your fight is the first step towards winning the long battle against diabetes. You can win the fight against diabetes by acknowledging the emotions and then handling them one by one. In a series of interviews of patients fighting diabetes, […]

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3.5 juta rakyat Malaysia hidap diabetes

3.5 juta rakyat Malaysia hidap diabetes

Kuala Lumpur – Sejumlah 3.5 juta rakyat Malaysia dewasa menghidap diabetes pada 2015, iaitu jumlah keempat tertinggi di Asia dan lebih membimbangkan angka itu meningkat berterusan sejak 2006. Setiausaha Agung Kehormat Diabetes Malaysia, Datuk Rahimah Ahmad berkata, berdasarkan kajian Morbiditi dan Kesihatan Kebangsaan pada 2006, 1.9 juta orang dewasa menghidap penyakit itu dan pada 2011, […]

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