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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.
Avoiding "fast food" burgers and fried chicken may cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes ─ the kind closely linked to obesity, new research hints.
A special gel enriched with enzymes and growth factors can help grow new blood vessels around a blocked artery in rats and might offer a way to make grow-your-own bypasses, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
People who drink the most coffee and tea, even decaffeinated versions, can dramatically lower their risk of diabetes, researchers reported on Monday.
By 2034, nearly twice as many Americans will have diabetes and spending on the disease will triple, further straining the U.S. health system and testing the viability of Medicare and other government health insurance programs, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
Yakult, the well-known health drink, sparked controversy on Tuesday as the drink was found to contain the largest amounts of sugar among all beverages on sale, according to the Hong Kong Consumer Council (CC), Hong Kong media reported.
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