Tag: diabetes

Identifying childhood diabetes

November 11, 2022
Identifying childhood diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus mostly afflicts young children – it is apparently the most common form of childhood diabetes in Malaysia, accounting for almost 77% of all childhood diabetes cases according to the National Database on Children and Adolescent with […]

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Dual-action drug treats diabetes and obesity

May 17, 2022

A new type of treatment called the Mounjaro (tirzepatide) shot has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for type 2 diabetes. The once-weekly injection for adults was found to be effective at controlling blood sugar […]

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New biomaterial promotes immune tolerance of transplanted pancreatic cells

May 16, 2022

To overcome the shortage of insulin-producing beta cells in type 1 diabetes, the transplantation of islets, a group of cells in the pancreas, is a treatment option offered to patients – however, patients are then required to take lifelong immunosuppressive […]

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A heathier diabetes management plan for the new normal

May 3, 2022
A heathier diabetes management plan for the new normal

Diabetic patients should be mindful of their condition, especially with the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Malaysia, after which many social and economic activities will resume. When it comes to socialising, diabetics should be careful not to give in […]

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Novel treatment of diabetes without drugs reports success

April 8, 2022

A non-invasive ultrasound treatment in three separate animal models of type 2 diabetes has yielded successful results and could guide the development of an at-home diabetic treatment one day. The unique method was developed by a team of researchers from […]

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Fasting with diabetes during Ramadan

March 28, 2022

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslims the world over will be fasting from sunrise to sunset – this means no food or fluids consumed for more than half a day. Most Muslims anticipate the practice, but those living […]

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New compound improves insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar in treated mice

February 16, 2022

An experimental drug developed by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was reported to improve key aspects of metabolic syndrome, which includes diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. In preclinical studies, the drug […]

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Aspirin use linked to increased risk of heart failure

January 21, 2022

Research has found those using aspirin while having at least one predisposing risk for heart failure are at 26% raised risk for the condition. The predisposing risk factors included one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, […]

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Novel digital health system launched in Singapore for diabetes support

January 13, 2022

Asia accounts for over 50% of the global diabetic population – in Singapore, over 400,000 people have diabetes, with a majority facing end-stage kidney failure. The number of affected is expected to rise to one million by 2050 and cost […]

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Blood glucose better controlled with diabetes-friendly diet and meal replacements

November 19, 2020

Some diabetics grapple with proper management of blood glucose, especially keeping to a diabetes-specific diet, which might lead to the onset of complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. A survey by Abbott Nutrition Malaysia, part of global […]

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