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Low GI sugar that helps fight obesity, diabetes now a United Nations award winner – ABC News

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Sydney-born scientist David Kannar never thought developing a low GI sugar would see him internationally recognised less than five years later. Key points: After losing his brother to type 2 diabetes in 2016, Dr Kannar was determined to tackle the sugar crisis and improve world health, minimising the likelihood of obesity and diabetes. “Diabetes has been described as an epidemic affecting 1 in 20 Australians,” he said. “When it touched me directly I was motivated to do more. “I not only wanted to help him, but the millions of people in Australia and around the world who suffer from diabetes.” He founded […]

Announcer who made racist comments during basketball game says he had ‘spiking’ blood sugar when he used racial slur

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A broadcaster’s use of racist language before an Oklahoma high school girl’s basketball game Thursday drew condemnation from politicians, superintendents and the state’s top education official. The incident sent shockwaves through a prep sports landscape that weeks earlier witnessed another incident of black athletes targeted with slurs.  “It is critical on all of us to be clear that racism has no place in society and must never be tolerated, especially in our public school,” said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, responding to a racial slur being directed at members of the Norman High School girls basketball team, which kneeled during the […]

Stem-Cell Based ‘Cure’ for Type-1 Diabetes Draws Nearer, With FDA Trials Launched

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While type-2 diabetes is largely preventable, type-1 diabetes is a disruptive autoimmune disorder that was once thought incurable. ‘Once’ is the keyword here, as a new and uncontroversial form of stem cell treatment should be able to cure the disease once and for all. Relying on transforming a small piece of adult skin tissue into beta-cells in the pancreas— the ones which produce the insulin hormone illusive in diabetics—the treatment bypasses the genetic mutation that causes the immune system to attack these cells which creates the disease. Diabetes, especially type-1, severely limits quality of life, and if not carefully managed […]

Covid May Raise the Risk of Diabetes in Children, Study Says – The New York Times

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The researchers found increases in diabetes in both data sets, though the relative rates were quite different: they found a 2.6-fold increase in new diabetes cases among children in one, and a smaller 30 percent increase in another. “Even a 30 percent increase is a big increase in risk,” said Sharon Saydah, a researcher at the C.D.C. and lead author of the study. The differences likely result from different ways of classifying children as having Covid, she added. Dr. Saydah said it was not yet clear whether post-Covid diabetes would be a chronic condition in these children, or a transient […]

N.J. girl, age 12, diagnosed with COVID and diabetes dies after brief illness – lehighvalleylive.com

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A South Jersey family and local school community are mourning the death of a 12-year-old child who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Amelia Sophia Perry, a seventh grader at William G. Rohrer Middle School in Haddon Township, died Sept. 23 at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She began feeling ill on Sept. 20 and tested positive for COVID-19 the following day, when she was also diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes, according to her uncle, Derek Schofield. “This combination, along with pneumonia, caused her health to rapidly decline,” he said. A Camden County spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the medical examiner has not […]

Children With Covid Face Increased Risk Of Diabetes, CDC Finds

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Children who contract Covid-19 are significantly more likely to later be diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes than children without Covid, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study Friday, another potential complication from the coronavirus as child Covid-19 hospitalizations increase in the United States.  Charles Muro,age 13, is inoculated by a Nurse at Hartford Healthcares mass vaccination center at … [+] the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. – Six Children were vaccinated at the site and joined other children in the United States as kids ages 12-15 are now able […]

The Best Candy for People With Diabetes: M&M’s, Skittles, Reese’s, and More | Everyday Health

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Learn How Carbs in Candy Affect Blood Sugar First off, how does the sugar in candy affect you? It’s actually pretty cool. “Sugar begins to be digested as soon as it hits the tongue,” explains Robinson. That’s why small amounts of sugar are so effective at quickly increasing the blood sugar level when it dips too low, which is called hypoglycemia. When you have diabetes, your body processes carbohydrates a little differently. Like everyone, you break down carbs into blood sugar once they get inside your body. “But the carbohydrates can’t get into the cells where they can be used for […]

Texas man sets record, runs from Disneyland to Disney World for Type 1 diabetes awareness: ‘Surreal’

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Laid-off employee Desi D’Amani discusses theme parks in California soon opening at a limited capacity. Roughly 28,000 workers have been furloughed at Disneyland due to a coronavirus shutdown. Ready, set, race! One determined man in Texas makes history as the first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World, completing the grueling challenge to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes. Don Muchow of Plano achieved a dream on Monday, crossing the finish line at Disney’s flagship theme park in Orlando, Fla. to close a 2,845 mile trek from its sister park in Anaheim, Calif. The 59-year-old marketing director is an ultrarunner, […]

A repurposed TB vaccine shows early promise against diabetes and MS | Science News

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Around the world, volunteers are getting a vaccine developed to prevent tuberculosis in studies that have nothing to do with TB. Called Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, the shot is being tested as a treatment for type 1 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and even COVID-19. BCG is a live but weakened version of Mycobacterium bovis, a relative of M. tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes the infectious lung disease known as TB. The vaccine has been around for 100 years and is routinely given to children in nearly all non-Western nations. Almost as soon as BCG was introduced in the 1920s, […]

10 Healthy Baking Tips for People With Diabetes

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Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to completely swear off desserts. All it takes is a few smart strategies to make sweet treats part of a healthy diabetes diet. After all, who wants to cut baked goods out of their life entirely? That “all-or-nothing” mentality is not only a miserable way to go about your day — it’s also likely to backfire. “When people go for the ‘nothing’ mentality, they end up feeling deprived, or like it’s not fair, like ‘Why me? Everyone else gets to eat what they want,’” says Jill Weisenberger, RDN, a certified diabetes care and education […]