Category Archives: Diabetes

Link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes risk – Medical News Bulletin

A study of existing research on the link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes finds a nearly 10-fold increased risk for women who developed gestational diabetes. Pregnancy comes with many risks, both for the mother and the baby.  But events that occur during pregnancy can also affect a mother’s future health as well as…

Rosiglitazone for type 2 diabetes increases risk of heart disease deaths – Medical News Bulletin

Use of rosiglitazone for type 2 diabetes, a medication that lowers blood sugar, increases the risk of death by heart disease by 33% according to a recent study. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in Canada.  According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, one in ten adults will be diagnosed with diabetes…

Botox treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy – Medical News Bulletin

Botox has been investigated as a potential treatment for pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In addition to its well-known use as an aesthetic treatment, increasing research has focused on the potential for Botox to be used in various pain conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic patients often experience muscle cramps, typically in the…

Dietary carbohydrate restriction to manage type 2 diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers review the evidence for monitoring carbohydrates as the first mode of treatment for type 2 diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, around 422 million people suffer from diabetes. Although genetic factors play a vital role in the onset of disease, lifestyle factors also play a significant role. Previous research has suggested that diet,…

Is there an association between drinking pure fruit juice and diabetes risk? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study determined whether there is an association between the consumption of pure fruit juice and diabetes risk. Pure fruit juice is freshly squeezed or bottled juice that never contains added sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavours, or preservatives, and is considered different from sugar-sweetened beverages. A recent study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, analyzed…

New AI tool to detect low glucose levels – Medical News Bulletin

In a new study, researchers developed a new AI tool to detect low glucose levels from ECG signals using non-invasive wearable sensors. Tracking changes in blood sugar or glucose levels is vital for diabetic patients. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) results in long-term health complications that can damage the kidney, nerves, and blood vessels in the…

Top 6 things to look for in a blood glucose monitor – Medical News Bulletin

Diabetes is a serious global illness that is only getting worse.  Globally, the occurrence of diabetes among people over 18 years of age has grown from 4.7% in 1980, to 8.5% in 2014.  The World Health Organization has estimated that diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death worldwide. What is diabetes? Insulin is a hormone,…

Is there a link between breastfeeding and diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

There are several benefits of breastfeeding. To add to the list, scientists have now investigated whether breasfeeding helps to prevent diabetes and hypertension. Breastfeeding has several health benefits for the mother. It helps reset the physiological changes of pregnancy. While pregnancy elevates total body cholesterol and triglyceride levels, breast milk, being rich in cholesterol, mobilizes…

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed by weight loss? – Medical News Bulletin

A team led by scientists from Cambridge University has developed less intensive strategies for controlling type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people globally. It carries the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. Several measures previously described to control diabetes involved intensive lifestyle modifications and an extreme reduction in dietary calories….

Is there a link between birth weight and type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

In this study, researchers attempt to determine if there is a link between birth weight and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a very prevalent disease, affecting over 422 million people worldwide in just 2014 alone. One avenue of research hypothesizes that the environment of a fetus and its development in the mother’s womb…