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.
Diabetics are not only at higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, they are also more susceptible to diseases of the eyes, kidneys and nervous system.
A new German study shows that diabetes patients are rarely treated successfully for the disease.
Diabetes can hurt the heart, the eyes and the kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.
Diabetics not only are at higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, they are also more susceptible to diseases of the eyes, kidneys and nervous system.
People who get fewer than six hours of sleep at night are prone to abnormal blood sugar levels, possibly putting them at risk for diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The medical cost coverage for DPP-4 inhibitors, a breakthrough in the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes, by the national health insurance (NHI) program formally took effect from March 1.