Diabetes

  • Coffee can cut women's stroke risk: Study 11-03-2011 11:22 AM

    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...
  • Thrice-a-week insulin jabs to replace daily shots 10-03-2011 06:03 PM

    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 once-a-day medication. Clinical trials, held in India, Canada, South Africa and the...
  • "Artificial pancreas" shows promise in pregnancy 31-01-2011 01:26 PM

    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 so-called "closed-loop insulin delivery system" or artificial pancreas, in 10 pregnant women with Type...
  • New diabetes detection test to cost more 19-01-2011 09:44 AM

    WHO is pushing for a new test for diabetes detection which was earlier used only for monitoring. ...
  • Blood sugar meters may give inaccurate readings 16-01-2011 03:05 PM

    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 14-01-2011 06:32 PM

    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...
  • Walk more to lower diabetes risk 14-01-2011 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Abbott recalls millions of testing strips 23-12-2010 01:51 PM

    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 23-12-2010 12:22 PM

    New York: Just over two-thirds 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 pregnancy-related diabetes, just one in five were screened again within six months of giving birth,...
  • Scientists find way to cure diabetes? 13-12-2010 05:06 PM

    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 lab-grown pancreatic cells produced enough insulin to control...
  • How to fight juvenile diabetes 14-11-2010 03:46 PM

    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....
  • India to launch new plan to tackle diabetes 13-11-2010 10:39 AM

    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...
  • Now new form of insulin to control diabetes 15-07-2010 03:21 PM

    Indian scientists have created a new form of insulin that may last in the human body for a month. ...
  • Diabetes drug may be bad for heart: Report 21-02-2010 06:43 PM

    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 04-02-2010 11:59 AM

    Report shows that India is home to 50.8 mn diabetics and half of them are above 50. ...
  • Smoking can raise risk of Type Two diabetes 06-01-2010 02:51 PM

    Dr Sanjay Gupta on what that means for smokers trying to quit. ...
  • Focus: Know your diabetes 16-11-2009 12:10 AM

    Experts answer queries and advise on tackling diabetes. ...
  • Comic books teach youngsters all about diabetes 13-11-2009 02:53 PM

    Young people are increasingly vulnerable to diabetes. ...
  • IBNLiving: Expert answers questions on diabetes 12-11-2009 01:21 PM

    Dr Ambarish Mitthal answers questions frequently asked about diabetes. ...
  • Diabetes, hypertension go hand-in-hand: Study 11-11-2009 10:16 AM

    7 pc of the world's population has diabetes and 7 pc of them are Indians. ...
  • Diabetes and you: Tracing the illness to the womb 10-11-2009 04:30 PM

    There are 51 million Indians who are diabetic. ...
  • Juvenile diabetes on the rise in winters 09-11-2009 04:51 PM

    Children under 15 are likely to develop diabetes in the winters. ...
  • Watch: The new theory on diabetes 26-10-2009 07:16 PM

    The number of diabetes cases will go up by 36 million in 20 years in India. ...
  • FTN: Indian food habits run risk of diabetes 22-10-2009 02:20 AM

    By 2010, 50.7 million people will have diabetes in India. ...
  • Watch: 8.4 pc Indians to have diabetes by 2030 22-10-2009 02:03 AM

    Four out of five people with diabetes come from the developing world. ...