Could vitamin A deficiency be a cause of type 2 diabetes?

A new study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry claims to have identified a potential driver of type 2 diabetes: vitamin A deficiency. The researchers, from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, say their findings may lead to new treatments for the condition. According to senior author Dr. Lorraine Gudas –…

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Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with diabetes may be over treated by doctors who too aggressively…

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Blood sugar testing goes wireless & painless for diabetes patients

In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. The Libre system uses an advanced, coin-size sensor that is worn on the arm for two weeks at a time. According to the instructions, a tiny “filament is inserted just under the skin and…

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10 Reasons As to Why Your Blood Glucose Levels Are High that You Might Not Realise

Sometimes blood glucose levels might be high for a variety of reasons, and they might not always be so obvious. People can end up adjusting insulin’s on blood glucose levels which may not be reliable, and wonder why they go low very quickly, or blood glucose levels actually end up rising more. It is important…

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Match the Blood Glucose Monitor to the Person

Matching the blood glucose monitor to the person is a bit of a mantra of mine here at Diabetes Insight. I get tired of health care professionals flinging any aul monitor at a person without taking into consideration does it suit them and showing them how to use it properly. This can lead to people…

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