diabetes

Artificial Pancreas Safe for Hospitalized Diabetics

By Kathryn Doyle An automatic insulin delivery system that has performed well in type 1 diabetes patients also proved safe and feasible for type 2 diabetes patients on a general hospital ward, according to a U.K. study. The so-called artificial pancreas, or closed-loop insulin delivery system, monitors blood sugar levels and increases or decreases insulin

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Distress and Depression with Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Skipping Meds

By Kathryn Doyle Nov 2 – People with type 2 diabetes who also have symptoms of distress or depression are more likely than others to miss or skip their diabetes medications, according to a recent study. “Although it would seem intuitive to expect that depression would make the already difficult job of diabetes self-management that much harder,

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Sedentary Risks

The Middle East tops the world’s obese and diabetic regions BY Dr. Ala Alwan Even with the challenge of declining oil prices, the economies of many countries in the Middle East have grown steadily over the last few decades. And it is worth noting that the waistlines of people living in these countries have been increasing

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Oramed Says Oral Insulin Succeeds in Midstage Type 2 Diabetes Trial

By Bill Berkrot May 18 – Tiny Israeli drugmaker Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday said its experimental oral insulin succeeded in significantly reducing night-time blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to initial data from a midstage trial. The result is likely to surprise many skeptics who did not believe insulin could be

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British Lawmakers Call for Sugar Tax to Tackle Childhood Obesity

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for “unhealthy food and drink”, to try to tackle childhood obesity. Parliament’s Health Committee said there was “clear evidence that measures to improve the food environment” must be

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Diabetes, A Bitter Illness

WHO says that diabetes can be prevented BY Dr. Ala Alwan The number of people suffering from diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) may more than double by 2040, but we can prevent that. People with diabetes lose their ability to properly regulate their blood sugar, and the illness can lead to

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