Everyday Chemicals May Up Obesity And Diabetes Risk

Man-made chemicals in everyday items such as paint, plastics and mattresses may be linked to the sharp rise in obesity and diabetes in western societies, researchers have warned. Analysis of 240 scientific papers on obesity, pollution and type 2 diabetes suggests increasing exposure to chemicals, such as pesticides, paint additives, flame retardants, diesel and common…

Why drug for type II diabetes makes people fat?

Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center. The study, published on March 18,…

A Different A1C Target for Seniors

News from the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions An A1C goal of less than 7 % may be unhealthy for some high-risk people with diabetes. A study confirmed that older people may benefit from a higher A1C target. (The A1C test measures blood glucose over two to three months.) In assessing the consequences of…

What Makes Diabetes Painful?

Diabetes can destroy small blood vessels, which in turn can damage the nervous system, and these damaged nerves can cause pain. The most common forms of diabetes, juvenile and adult onset, can damage many organs and systems. Diabetes can make it hard to digest food, cause heart disease, and destroy small blood vessels, while the…

Technology In Diabetes

Diabetes is a progressive disease; therefore, a single treatment regimen cannot be followed for long. Also it is a complex disease with genetic predisposition; hence, a single therapeutic regimen is not applicable in all cases. The prevalence of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, resulting in an enormous increase in the need for dialysis and coronary…