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Scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics | Health News | Al Jazeera

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Australian scientists say they have developed pain-free blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. Understandably, some diabetes sufferers avoid the painful process by minimising their tests. However, this latest test works by embedding an enzyme that detects glucose into a transistor that can then transmit the presence of glucose, according to Paul Dastoor, professor of physics at the University of Newcastle in Australia, […]

Penny Marshall Dies At 75 From Diabetes | The Breast Cancer Site Blog

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Proper BCS greatergood_ctg_belowtitle Penny Marshall, beloved actress of the hit show Laverne & Shirley, has passed away from diabetes complications at age 75. She passed in her home in Hollywood Hills, California, on December 17, 2018. Penny was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943, in the Bronx in New York. Her older sister Ronny and and older brother Garry both eventually became filmmakers, and her father was an industrial film director. Penny’s mother was a tap dance teacher. Penny’s entertainment career startied in 1968 when she played in How Sweet It Is! thanks in part to her brother […]

Tattoo For Diabetics Changes Color To Monitor Blood Sugar Levels

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If there is one thing that most of us can appreciate, it’s the fact that technology has changed the way that we live our lives. In some cases, it can be an inconvenience but for the most part, those technology changes have improved our lives in some way or another. They may help us to communicate more easily or perhaps to monitor our children to keep them safe. In the case of this particular medical change, however, it is helping individuals with diabetes to live a life that is much more convenient. It happened in Boston at MIT when scientists […]

More People Being Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a nearly 30% increase in type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnoses in the United States in just two years, with youth cases growing most sharply among minority groups. This underscores the urgent need to accelerate the work of JDRF to find cures for T1D and continue its passionate work to improve the lives of those living with the disease today. “JDRF is leading the fight through funding innovative research and advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies,” said Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive […]

How green jackfruit flour can help with type 2 diabetes, and reduce cancer patients’ side effects from chemotherapy | South China Morning Post

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James Joseph with his green jackfruit 365 flour, which helps lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy. Photo: courtesy of James Joseph James Joseph with his green jackfruit 365 flour, which helps lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy. Photo: courtesy of James Joseph This content was originally published here.

Learn How To Use Frozen Lemons To Defeat Diabetes, Cancer And Obesity – Viral Hatch

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When life gives you lemons, freeze them. You can always grind frozen lemons, and use their zesty hint in your foods. Do not forget, lemons are packed with vitamin C. The highest concentrations of nutrients are found in the skin of this fruit. Given that we usually throw the peel, we practically do not get the maximum of this fruit. Lemon skin is often removed, because of its bitter taste. Consider using every part of the lemon in order to get more vitamins and minerals. Lemons pack healthy amounts of vitamins A, B6, C, and E, folate, calcium, copper, iron, […]

Woman, 20, with Type 1 diabetes dies after failing to take her insulin because she ‘didn’t do needles’

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The parents of a 20-year-old girl with Type 1 diabetes have spoken movingly about after she died at a friend’s house. Headstrong Natasha Horne had gone from a size 22 to a size 10 in six months, having refused to take her insulin to allow her to live life to the full. Her approach to the condition saw her clash with her parents and she suffered three three life-threatening DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) attacks. Tragically, on Saturday, August 22, less than a year after diagnosis parents Jackie, 43, and rig worker Stephen, 44, received the news that their daughter had passed […]

Biz Markie, who rapped the classic song Just A Friend, dies at 57 from complications of diabetes | Daily Mail Online

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Biz Markie, the rapper who rose to fame with the one-hit wonder Just A Friend, has died at age 57. The hip-hop legend died at a Baltimore hospital on Friday night from complications of diabetes, TMZ reports. Although Markie was best known for his instantly catching song and other tunes, he inadvertently helped to end an era of unchecked sampling in hip-hop as the result of a 1991 lawsuit against him. End of an era: The rapper Biz Markie, who rose to fame with the one-hit wonder Just A Friend, died Friday at age 57 from complications related to his type […]

Toddler’s excessive thirst sign of Type 1 diabetes in kids

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About two weeks ago, Courtney Moore’s 16-month-old son, Maddox, started grabbing her water bottle and taking huge gulps of water. She wasn’t surprised — temperatures in Sacramento, California, had been exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. When he began soaking through his overnight diapers, she contacted their pediatrician and learned that Maddox had an unexpected diagnosis: He had Type 1 diabetes and was in diabetic ketoacidosis. “The doctor said on the phone, ‘His blood glucose read 684,’” Moore, 31, who works in public relations, told TODAY Parents. “The doctor said, ‘Well, he should be like 150.’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah […]

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics | Reuters

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SYDNEY, July 13 (Reuters) – Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. Understandably, some diabetes sufferers avoid the painful process by minimizing their tests. However, this latest test works by embedding an enzyme that detects glucose into a transistor that can then transmit the presence of glucose, according to Paul Dastoor, Professor of […]