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arrow From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin
19-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
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arrow Creepy-crawlies may help heal diabetes wounds
19-10-2011
(Reuters) - To jump-start the healing of difficult diabetic wounds, researchers have a suggestion: let maggots do the work. To allow such wounds to heal, doctors remove infected or dead tissue with scalpels or enzymes, a process they call debridement
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arrow Health: Celebrate without putting on weight
12-10-2011
IT’S Hari Raya and invitations to open houses are aplenty. Most people tend to overeat but Dr Nik Shanita Safii, Dietetics Programme senior lecturer at the School Of Healthcare Sciences, Faculty Of Health Sciences at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia says there is a way to avoid piling on the kilos.
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arrow Asthma tied to poorer diabetes control in kids
12-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - Kids with diabetes may have a higher-than-average rate of asthma, and those with both conditions seem to have a tougher time keeping their blood sugar under control, a study out Monday suggests.
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arrow Gene variants put diabetics at risk of kidney disease
3-10-2011
(Reuters) - Some diabetics are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease if they have mutations of a certain gene, a long-term study in Hong Kong has found. Kidney failure is an important cause of death for people with type 2 diabetes, and ethnic Chinese
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arrow Fatty acid in dairy foods may lower diabetes risk
3-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - People with higher intakes of a fat found mainly in dairy products might have lower odds of developing diabetes, a new study suggests. Looking at more than 3,700 U.S. adults, researchers found that those with higher blood levels of the fatty acid
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