It's a dream of medical science that looks tantalizingly within reach: the artificial pancreas, a potential breakthrough treatment for the scourge of type 1 diabetes.
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to their latest statistics.
U.S. vaccine advisers on Tuesday voted to recommend routine vaccination for Hepatitis B for adults with diabetes under the age of 60 and said people older than 60 "may" get the vaccine as well.
It's festival season in India, with the celebrations providing a perfect opportunity for family outings, late-night parties and customary feasting on sweets.
Strict lowering of blood sugar in older diabetics preserved some of their brain volume, but it did nothing to slow memory loss, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
An estimated 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse, health officials said Tuesday.
Diet soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks, previously implicated in the chance of developing diabetes, are not guilty, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University.
A series of health education activities were held yesterday for children with diabetes to address the importance of self-monitoring of blood sugar levels and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the organizers said.
China has overtaken India as the global epicenter of the diabetes epidemic after a study showed twice as many Chinese are afflicted with the disease as previously estimated.
Doctors can predict rather accurately if someone is prone to diabetes by looking at their waistline, according to a research paper released by a hospital in Taiwan yesterday.