It costs US$1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot.
Nearly one in three children and adolescents with “insulin-dependent” type 1 diabetes have a positive skin test for tuberculosis (TB) and are at risk of developing active TB and spreading the infection to others, according to the results of a study conducted in a TB-endemic area.
People with type 1 diabetes who can get their blood sugar to near-normal levels can cut their long-term risk of serious complications in half, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Those with diabetes are warned to be especially careful of what they eat during the summer, after a rise in cases where diabetes patients unknowingly consumed too much sugar was recently reported.
The prevalence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes are increasing rapidly in Taiwan, with an estimated 198,000 new cases of the three diseases emerging every year, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Health.
In 2008, nearly one in every 10 people in Taiwan was suffering from diabetes, a disease that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the country, according to the results of a study released yesterday by the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI).
In 2008, nearly one in every 10 people in Taiwan were suffering from diabetes, a disease that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the country, according to the results of a study released Friday by the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI).
Diabetes is spiraling in Asia but — unlike the West — those affected are relatively young and less likely to be struggling with obesity, a new study shows.
Doctors who gave diabetics a drug originally intended to lower patients' cholesterol found it reduced their risk of so-called minor amputation by 36 percent, a new analysis of research says.
Taiwan has developed a new drug for diabetes patients that will begin its first clinical trials on humans at a local medical center in 2010, marking the first drug ever to be developed on the island.