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.
Smoking is well known as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but scientists said on Monday that quitting the habit can raise the risk even more in the short term.
Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes, can have many symptoms: frequent urination, extreme thirst, fatigue, calf cramps, itching, weight loss and a decline in school performance.