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3.6 juta berusia 18 tahun ke atas hidap diabetes – Dr. Subramaniam

3.6 juta berusia 18 tahun ke atas hidap diabetes –  Dr. Subramaniam

Kementerian Kesihatan menganggarkan 3.6 juta rakyat Malaysia berumur 18 tahun ke atas kini menghidap diabetes dengan separuh daripada tidak menyedari kehadiran penyakit itu. Menterinya Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam berkata, separuh daripada jumlah itu atau kira-kira 1.8 juta tidak tahu mereka menghidap diabetes kerana belum didiagnos dan tidak pernah menjalani saringan kesihatan. Katanya, melalui saringan […]

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Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark. This is yet another research […]

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Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children – Study

Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children – Study

Children who get more sleep are at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published Tuesday in a US journal, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. For adults, getting too much or not enough sleep both have been linked with adiposity and type 2 diabetes. In children, more sleep has been […]

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Problems caused by diabetes in pregnancy

Problems caused by diabetes in pregnancy

Being pregnant can lead to changes in your hormone, increasing blood sugar level. Gestational diabetes can increase the likelihood of pregnancy complications. Therefore, an understanding of its problems and treatment is very important. How will your baby be affected? As your baby receives nutrients from your blood, your higher blood sugar can have an effect […]

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Drinking 3-4 times a week may keep diabetes at bay – Researchers

Drinking 3-4 times a week may keep diabetes at bay – Researchers

Alcohol has its bad side but moderate drinking — three to four times a week — may keep diabetes at bay, researchers claim. According to the team from the National Institute of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark, alcohol consumption for three-four times a week is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in […]

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Even mild sleep apnea may up hypertension, diabetes risk

Even mild sleep apnea may up hypertension, diabetes risk

Young and middle-aged adults suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea with symptoms such as snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness, may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes, researchers say. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep. The findings showed that […]

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Eye problems and diabetes

Eye problems and diabetes

High blood sugar levels can lead to eye problems like blurry vision, retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. People with diabetes should plan to make regular eye doctor visits. Blurry Vision Blurry vision is a common eye problem in people with diabetes The lens could swell, which changes the ability to see when their blood sugar level […]

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Basic information for diabetes patients

Diabetic Neuropathy: Basic information for diabetes patients

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by long-term high blood sugar levels. It’s a serious and common complication of diabetes. 60-70% of people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy. There are four main types of diabetes-related neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal. Peripheral neuropathy This is the most common form of […]

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Diabetes and watermelon

Diabetes and watermelon

Watermelon is the summer favorite fruit and just like any other fruit, it does contain sugar. Having diabetes forces you to follow your diet strictly and always keep an eye on your blood sugar level. How good is watermelon? According to USDA, watermelon makes up for 20% of Vitamin C that people need per day. […]

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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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