Diabetes

Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. The body needs to maintain a balance of acidity for optimal health. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. High levels of acid in the body cause the body to compensate and try to remove the acid.
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Several health issues can cause itchiness in the lower legs. Below, find some of the more common causes and their symptoms. Shaving Share on PinterestThere are various conditions that may cause itchy lower legs. Shaving products and techniques can lead to itchiness in the lower legs. Friction from razor blades can scrape and irritate the
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In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in practice, researchers face many challenges, especially in finding a non-hostile environment for the cells. Now, a new study describes a tissue engineering approach that may create a suitable environment under the skin. In the journal Proceeding
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A fat molecule found only in avocados shows signs of strengthening insulin sensitivity, according to research in mice. Avocados aren’t merely a tasty addition to a diet — they contain a fat molecule that may safely reduce insulin resistance. A study by researchers from the University of Guelph, in Canada, suggests that this compound, which
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New research studies the association between environmental quality in over 3,000 United States counties and finds intriguing differences between rural and urban areas. Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with type 2 diabetes, and another 84 million are living with prediabetes. Complications from diabetes are the leading
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There are several benefits of breastfeeding. To add to the list, scientists have now investigated whether breasfeeding helps to prevent diabetes and hypertension. Breastfeeding has several health benefits for the mother. It helps reset the physiological changes of pregnancy. While pregnancy elevates total body cholesterol and triglyceride levels, breast milk, being rich in cholesterol, mobilizes
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New evidence from a large dataset suggests that, while obesity increases health risks for everyone, women and men with obesity are predisposed to different obesity-related conditions. Obesity is one of the most common health conditions among populations around the globe. In the United States, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate
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Type 1 diabetes has no cure, and although there are several treatment options available, many people find managing the condition challenging. New technology could help reduce that burden. More than 1 million children and adults in the United States have type 1 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. The Centers for Disease Control and
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Scientists have highlighted a possible link between infection with rotavirus and an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Undergoing vaccination against the pathogen may be an effective way to prevent the condition. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. The exact reason a person develops this condition is unknown, but experts believe that a
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Toe numbness is a sign that something is interfering with normal feeling in the toes. Some cases are mild and go away on their own, but others may last longer or come and go. Numbness can feel different to different people. The sensation may also vary, depending on what is causing it. When a person
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A team led by scientists from Cambridge University has developed less intensive strategies for controlling type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people globally. It carries the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. Several measures previously described to control diabetes involved intensive lifestyle modifications and an extreme reduction in dietary calories.
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Diabetes can accelerate the development of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden. According to a new study in mouse models, increasing the levels of some forms of cholesterol could help treat this condition. Research has shown that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries
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