diabetes

Everything You Have to Know About Diabetes (Infographic)

The word diabetes, though quite common is still as daunting as the disease itself. However, many are yet to be educated about the true nature of this disease i.e. its causes and how fatal it is.  As one of the deadliest disease known to man, diabetes has already claimed millions of lives. But still, the real question remains, how can I minimize the risk of being diabetic? One of the

Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study that shines a harsh light on the psychological toll the disease can take on this group. For every 1,000 young adults aged 19 through 25 who had diabetes, 37 were hospitalized for mental health/substance use, compared to

WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

The term “diabetic heart disease” (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Compared with people who don’t have diabetes, people who have diabetes: • Are at higher risk for heart disease • Have additional causes of heart disease • May develop heart disease at a younger age • May have more severe heart disease Fast Fact People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Replace soda with water to fight diabetes

The Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, UK found that for every 5% increase in daily energy intake that is provided by sweet drinks, such as soft drinks and artificially sweetened beverages, the risk of type 2 diabetes could increase by up to 18%. The study adds further important evidence to the recommendation from the World Health Organization to limit the intake of free sugars in