Eleven percent of South African adults live with diabetes.
Most people with diabetes are poorly controlled. This makes them vulnerable to complications like eye problems, kidney disease, and even amputations.
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Older people with COVID are at higher risk of a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis within a year of testing positive. Vaccination against viral infection remains one of several important preventative measures.
Quantifying the financial costs of overweight and obesity is important for national policy.
Lowering obesity and overweight rates will lift the burden on healthcare spending.
Salty french fries may taste good, but they just contribute to dehydration and obesity.
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Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.
After COVID, people are at increased risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.
A new study analysed data from hundreds of thousands of COVID patients in the UK.
Insulin refusal is high among some patients.
As diabetes progresses, insulin injections become the only treatment option. But the transition from oral medication to injectable insulin is often a bumpy one.
Emerging evidence shows the COVID pandemic has seen fewer people receiving routine medical care across many areas. Here’s what we know about the impact that’s having – and could have down the track.
Molecular research like that conducted at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Nigeria is key to medical breakthroughs.
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Molecular research is expensive, but worth it because of the burden of disease that it could relieve.
For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question.
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It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
High insulin prices are leaving some people who need the drug without access.
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About 1 in 4 Americans with diabetes who need insulin struggle to pay for this lifesaving drug.
Until recently, most biomedical studies did not consider sex or gender.
Biomedical studies have traditionally used male animals and men as research subjects. That is a problem for everyone because for many diseases, there are sex differences in how they affect people.
Toe jam was mentioned in a song by The Beatles. Maybe they knew a thing or two about foot hygiene.
Our study found a better way to treat eye problems in Indigenous communities – and some key considerations for undertaking culturally safe clinical trials.
A number of recent studies indicate people who have had COVID are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
New research shows that a ban on aggressive hi-vis promotion of sugary drinks could be far more successful in reducing consumption than a sugar tax.
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories.
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Sugar gets a bad rap, but exactly which sugar is meant? Nutrient-dense sweet ripe fruits are a far cry from refined table sugar – and their differences can have big health implications.
200 units or 10cc of insulin from the 1930s manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis - USA.
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The audio version of an in-depth article on the feuding scientists who battled for credit over the discovery of insulin.
Frederick Banting and John Macleod.
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Meet the feuding scientists who battled for credit over the discovery of insulin.
Many people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
With such a sharp increase in global prevalence, it’s clear that diabetes is spiralling out of control. It can no longer be ignored.