Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which occurs when your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. Diabetes is a complex condition which can affect the entire body by damaging the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and 2. Type 1 is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes here the pancreas produces little or no insulin by itself. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, due in part to the growing numbers of people getting overweight. Understanding how to maintain a healthy lifestyle can prevent type 2 diabetes.


One hour extra sleep may decrease type 2 diabetes risk

17 February 2016

A team of researchers from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, have investigated whether the increase of one hour of sleep, in people who normally sleep less than seven hours, resulted in a lower risk of developing diabetes...


A combination of lower calorie intake and exercise may have additional benefits to reduce diabetes risk

23 July 2015

American researchers from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, have concluded that, in sedentary, overweight women and men...


World Diabetes Day 2013 (Infographic)

11 August 2013

This infographic comments on the prevalance of diabetes, its focus in europe, and provides tips for reduced risk...


Getting a good night’s sleep may help you stay slim and possibly reduce the risk of developing diabetes

23 May 2012

Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep patterns in shift workers may lead to an increased risk of diabetes and obesity, as found in a study conducted by researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA...


Coffee consumption may be linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

25 April 2012

Coffee consumption does not increase the risk of chronic disease but could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Germany Study conducted...