A father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather. A lover of life, a master of one-liners and a caring husband of 58 years. Keith Harker of Bedford, N.S., was all of those things and many more, according to his widow, Simone Harker. “I found out after he passed how much he was loved, because everyone’s comments were how wonderful a man he was,” she said. “He was really, really, a wonderful man.” Keith died in late July, sitting in a wheelchair in the lobby of the Cobequid Community Health Centre’s emergency room, waiting to receive care. He was 78. “I relive it […]
SINGAPORE – Over the past five years, Singapore’s war on diabetes has been fought on many fronts, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a speech where he called on countries to work together and tackle the chronic disease that affects more than 420 million people worldwide. Its efforts range from stricter rules on the advertising and sale of sugary beverages to the nationwide promotion of health screening, he said. And for those already living with the disease, the country strives to optimise care and prevent complications. “Believing that prevention is better than cure, we strongly encourage Singaporeans to adopt […]
Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. This content was originally published here.
UAB researchers said if people with Type 2 diabetes use the drug metformin before a COVID diagnosis, the mortality rate for Type 2 diabetes subjects dramatically decreased by three times as much. “If someone is eligible to be on metformin, they should be on metformin, they should continue to take it,” said Anath Shalev, M.D., director of UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center and leader of the study. “It may actually give you some protection.” This content was originally published here.
Diabetes can be a trigger for other serious health issues. It is much more than just an uncomfortable disease to live with, but what can happen when diabetes is not treated? This content was originally published here.
Diabetes Singapore Is Giving Out Free Alcohol Swabs Till 29 Feb, While Stocks Last Earlier this month, a pharmacy sales staff’s account went viral after she revealed that a diabetic customer could not get any alcohol swabs as they were sold out. Source Diabetics require alcohol swabs for their insulin injections. Without the swabs, they are undoubtedly facing a tough time. The virus is not only causing supply shortages, but also making it difficult to visit hospitals for their screenings. Distribution of free alcohol swabs and lancets There’s good news for those who are worried about the shortage. Diabetes Singapore […]
Original publication date: June 12, 2018. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston published results from a long-term clinical trial of a tuberculosis vaccine in type 1 diabetes patients that in a long-term follow-up appears to have cured the disease. Denise Faustman, director of the MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, has been conducting work on the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and its ability to restore near-normal blood sugar levels. In follow-up studies to a Phase I clinical trial, three years after patients received two doses of the BCG vaccine four weeks apart, all the adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes had an […]
Insulin bottles and a syringe on a table(Photo: GETTY IMAGES) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Insulin use is expected to rise 20 percent by 2030, and many people who need it for type 2 diabetes won’t have access, a study from Stanford University suggests. Globally, 511 million adults are expected to have type 2 diabetes in 12 years, up from 406 million this year, the study found. Over half of those people come from China, India and the U.S. The study found 79 million people worldwide will require insulin to treat the disease, but only 38 million will have access. “These estimates suggest that […]
During the spring of 2020, physicians in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic at the time, noticed a considerable number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had too much sugar in their blood, a condition called hyperglycemia that is a signature feature of diabetes. “[My colleagues and I] found it very challenging to control the blood glucose level of some COVID-19 patients, even those without a history of diabetes,” says stem cell biologist Shuibing Chen at Weill Cornell Medicine. More surprising, says Chen, was that some patients who did not have diabetes prior to the infection, developed new-onset […]
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, […]