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Pregnant and suffering from thyroid issues? It could lead to diabetes

Thyroid dysfunction during the first half of pregnancy may indicate an increased risk for gestational diabetes — a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester. High thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy is also tied to increased the risk of premature delivery. The researchers also warned that after birth, it may also cause the baby to develop conditions like hypoglycemia — low blood sugar — which can be dangerous if not treated correctly. “Our study found that women with thyroid abnormalities in the first half of pregnancy…

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What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is not true. People with type 2 diabetes have to be careful about their carbohydrate intake as it directly affects the blood sugar level. According to a study conducted in 2013, fruits can be a part of a diabetic meal plan. According to Dr Pradeep Gadge of Dr Gadge’s Diabetes Care Clinic, “People with…

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Couple’s spat is not good for your diabetes, tension and stress worsens it

Having a fight with a spouse may not only hurt feelings, but also worsen symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis or diabetes, a study has found. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US found that in two groups of older individuals – one group with arthritis and one with diabetes – the patients who felt more tension with their spouse also reported worse symptoms on those days. The findings – published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine – could potentially help create interventions targeted at helping couples with…

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Diet changes and nutrition can make a big difference to diabetes management

According to the study conducted by the researchers from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the weight, blood sugars, and cholesterol levels of diabetics can be reduced by educating them about vital nutrients. Researchers conducted classes and taught the patients about different diets with less meat and less fat and cholesterol. “Doctors can turn their waiting rooms into classrooms. It’s simple and very effective. Patients learn about healthy food changes, and can share tips, swap recipe ideas, and work through challenges together,” stated author Neal Barnard. Earlier, some studies stated that…

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We are facing a silent epidemic. ‘Disturbingly high rates of diabetes’ found in India

India is facing an epidemic of diabetes and high blood pressure, often called “silent killers” because they lead to heart disease, said a report today involving more than 1.3 million people. The rate of diabetes in India is over 6%, while around one quarter of people have high blood pressure, said the first nationally representative figures on the topic, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. While these rates are lower than the United States and China, experts say a combination of widespread tobacco use,…

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Do you suffer from psoriasis? Beware, you may be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those without the condition, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, says a study. Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system in which inflammation causes skin cells to multiply faster than normal. They cause raised, red patches covered by silvery scales when they reach the surface of the skin and die. It is significant as the number of Indians with diabetes likely to double in next decade. People with psoriasis that covers…

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