DIABETES

  • Watch: Eye care tips for diabetics July 31, 2012

    Diabetes is the most common cause of adult blindness. Early detection and treatment is the key to maintaining vision. ...
  • Colourchanging contact lens to monitor sugar level May 25, 2012

    London: Scientists have developed a new colourchanging contact lens that can accurately detect your glucose level in tears, a breakthrough they say could replace the frequent skin prick tests used to monitor blood sugar levels of diabetic patients. Developed by a team at the University of Akron in Ohio, the contact...
  • Keeva: the dog that tracks blood sugar levels March 23, 2012

    Keeva is a diabetes alert dog in Canada and she's trained to recognize when blood sugar levels go high or low. ...
  • Type 2 diabetes rise due to stressful lifestyle November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: An Alarming rise in Type 2 diabetes, traditionally known to affect adults, is worrying scientists. In fact, the focus of this year's diabetes day is on children and adolescents. "From school I return at 2. At 2:45 our tuitions are there and at 5 I return and have my...
  • World Diabetes Day special November 13, 2011

    On this episode we throw light on why diabetes should not be taken lightly. ...
  • Will the Taj turn blue tonight? November 13, 2011

    Agra: While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to turn the lights on at the Taj Mahal continues. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials here appear hesitant to allow permission to NGO HEAL...
  • Diabetes, hypertension cases on the rise in India November 9, 2011

    Mumbai: Life in the fast lane, fuelled by fast food and typical every day urban habits are your worst enemy. A new study by pharma company Sanofi, done on 16,000 people across eight states finds that one in five Indian adults in the metros suffers from both diabetes and hypertension. But...
  • Gadkari recovers after gastric bypass surgery September 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, who underwent a surgical procedure related to diabetes on Tuesday, is likely to be discharged in a couple of days, according to an official statement on Wednesday. The procedure also leads to weight loss. "Gadkari, who underwent a successful gastric bypass surgery for treatment...
  • Gadkari undergoes gastric bypass surgery September 13, 2011

    Mumbai: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday underwent a gastric bypass surgery at a private hospital for treatment of type II diabetes, the party said. Gadkari, who is a known diabetic, had difficulty in controlling his sugar levels and was advised surgery by doctors attending on him. The BJP chief has had...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Scientists have finally cracked the reason as to why Indians and South Asians are more prone to diabetes. Six new genes have been identified that trigger diabetes and make Indians and South Asians four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes. Dr V Mohan, the author...
  • Even human bloodstream isn't safe from hackers August 4, 2011

    Las Vegas: A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of bloodsugar monitors. As a result, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin, a hormone they need for proper metabolism. Jay Radcliffe, a diabetic...
  • Urban lifestyle is the big killer in Mumbai June 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Life in the fast lane, fuelled by stress and fast food your daily routine could be your heart's greatest enemy. Data compiled from the BMC's death certificates issued in 2010, reveals an alarming trend. Last year, heart ailments were the number one killer in the city claiming...
  • The gene that makes people fat 'identified' May 16, 2011

    London: Scientists have identified what they claim is the "master switch" gene which causes obesity, a breakthrough which could help treat fatrelated diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A team, led by Tim Spector of King's College London, which has made the discovery, claims that the DNA controls other genes...
  • Excercise keeps type 2 diabetes in check: Study May 6, 2011

    If you have type 2 diabetes one of the best ways of keeping it in check is by exercising, says a researched published in the Amercian Medical Association journal. ...
  • Coffee can cut women's stroke risk: Study March 11, 2011

    London: Drinking a couple cups of coffee everyday is actually good for you, as a new study has claimed that the drink reduces one's risk of a stroke. And, women who don't drink coffee at all may actually be increasing their risk for stroke, the study has warned. Researchers at...
  • Thriceaweek insulin jabs to replace daily shots March 10, 2011

    London: The pain of daily insulin jabs of diabetics could soon be halved, as researchers, including Indian scientists, found that a new form of insulin that needs to be taken thrice a week is as effective as the onceaday medication. Clinical trials, held in India, Canada, South Africa and the US,...
  • "Artificial pancreas" shows promise in pregnancy January 31, 2011

    London: Scientists have shown how an "artificial pancreas" can help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes and say their finding could significantly reduce cases of stillbirth and death among diabetic expectant mothers. British researchers used a socalled "closedloop insulin delivery system" or artificial pancreas, in 10 pregnant women with Type 1...
  • New diabetes detection test to cost more January 19, 2011

    WHO is pushing for a new test for diabetes detection which was earlier used only for monitoring. ...
  • Blood sugar meters may give inaccurate readings January 16, 2011

    New York: In a new study, portable meters used to gauge blood sugar levels in pregnant women with diabetes gave readings that differed from lab tests by up to 16 percent. That kind of inaccuracy is concerning, researchers say, because small differences in blood sugar during pregnancy can have potentially...
  • A pint of beer a day keeps the doctor away January 14, 2011

    London: Beer buffs, here's some news to cheer! Moderate drinking of ale and lager can cut the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study has claimed. Spanish researchers, who carried out the study, said that drinking a pint of beer a day can also help you lose weight. To...
  • Walk more to lower diabetes risk January 14, 2011

    London: Walk more, and not only burn off calories, but also lessen the chance of becoming diabetic, a new study says. As part of a national study in Australia to measure diabetes levels, experts gave nearly 600 adults a pedometer to measure how many steps they took over two consecutive days...
  • Abbott recalls millions of testing strips December 23, 2010

    Washington: The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Abbott Laboratories is recalling up to 359 million testing strips used by diabetics because they can give falsely low blood sugar readings. The testing strips are used to help diabetes patients check their blood sugar levels. But the FDA says the...
  • Gaps in gestational diabetes screening December 23, 2010

    New York: Just over twothirds of pregnant women undergo screening tests for gestational diabetes, according to a new analysis of nearly one million patient records. Among the five percent of women who tested positive for pregnancyrelated diabetes, just one in five were screened again within six months of giving birth, Dr....
  • Scientists find way to cure diabetes? December 13, 2010

    London: A cure for diabetes may have been found at least in men. Researchers have used slivers of testicular tissue to make millions of healthy replacements for the faulty cells that trigger the condition. In experiments on mice, grafts of the labgrown pancreatic cells produced enough insulin to control blood...
  • How to fight juvenile diabetes November 14, 2010

    New Delhi: One in eight people in India are at risk of getting diabetes and more worryingly juvenile diabetes is on the rise. On World Diabetes Day we get you the story of a young man fighting the disease Siddharth Arora is 24 years old and has Type 1 diabetes. It...
  • India to launch new plan to tackle diabetes November 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Diabetes in India claims more lives than HIV every year. On World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Government plans to launch a new initiative whereby free diabetes check up will be offered for people living in urban slums and rural districts. The plan is India's biggest ever battle...
  • Now new form of insulin to control diabetes July 15, 2010

    Indian scientists have created a new form of insulin that may last in the human body for a month. ...
  • Scientists close to finding HIV, diabetes cure July 13, 2010

    New Delhi: US scientists say they're one step closer to an HIV vaccine. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases discovered a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that neutralise up to 91 percent of HIV strains while screening an HIVpositive African American man. Antibodies are proteins that act...
  • Diabetes drug may be bad for heart: Report February 21, 2010

    An internal report by the US Food and Drug Administration has said that common diabetes drug Rosiglitazone comes with a risk of heart attacks. Sold by GSK under the name Avandia, the drug reportedly causes fluid retention. A US Senate report has alleged that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks....
  • Diabetic patients have increased risk for Cancer: Study February 4, 2010

    New research shows that diabetics are at an increased risk for certain cancers. Experts say the exact reasons are unclear, but doctors say that the risk of cancer is not dependent on how long you have had diabetes but at what age you developed it. the report says India...