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Kick the Habit, Cut Your Diabetes Risk in Half
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Kick the Habit, Cut Your Diabetes Risk in Half

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14 to raise awareness about the condition. The IDF estimates that 537 million people have diabetes, a number that continues to rise making the ninth cause of death globally. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent worldwide, accounting for over 95 per cent of all diabetes cases. However, type 2 diabetes is often preventable. "We call on governments to introduce policy measures that will discourage people from smoking and remove tobacco smoke from all public spaces," Akhtar Hussain, President of the IDF, said in a statement. Beyond Diabetes Risk: Quitting Smoking for Improved Management In addition to lowering diabetes risk, quitting smoking can also substantially improve the management and...
Australian Guidelines Unveiled for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Care
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Australian Guidelines Unveiled for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Care

Recently published online in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), the latest guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease in Australia, formulated by Diabetes Feet Australia, mark the first update since 2011. These guidelines, endorsed by ten national peak bodies, aim to enhance the quality of care, with improvements and updates observed compared to the previous version. Professor Stephen Twigg, co-author of the guideline summary, emphasized the importance of well-directed and implemented guidelines in supporting quality care. He noted that the practical development of up-to-date clinical care guidelines can significantly improve health care outcomes, particularly for individuals dealing with foot disease. Australia's Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Crisis In Australia, diab...
Apple Health Offers Pioneering Insights into Glucose Control
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Apple Health Offers Pioneering Insights into Glucose Control

This year, researchers from Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health collaborated on a study update that evaluates the effects of physical activity and the menstrual cycle on glucose.Released on the World Diabetes Day that was observed on Tuesday, the analyses used data from both the Apple Heart and Movement Study (AHMS) and the Apple Women's Health Study (AWHS). As part of the study, as participants increased either the average duration of exercise or the average number of steps taken on a given day, there was a corresponding increase in the average percentage of time glucose fell within the target range of 70-180 mg/dL. People who exercised more than 30 minutes per day spent 78.8 percent of day in the target range of 70-180 mg/dL. Parti...
Over 80% of Indians Diagnosed With Diabetes After Complications
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Over 80% of Indians Diagnosed With Diabetes After Complications

A global study by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) on World Diabetes Day reveals that over 87% of individuals in India discover their diabetes diagnosis after experiencing associated complications. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on November 14 to raise awareness about the condition. This year's theme is 'Know your risk' and 'know your response'. 97% of Indians with Diabetes Encounter Complications The global research, which included 700 adults living with diabetes in India, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, China and Nigeria, showed that 97 percent Indians surveyed experienced one or more diabetes ...
A Guide to Healthy Festive Eating
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A Guide to Healthy Festive Eating

It is also the period when our fitness and dietary routines are mainly overlooked since we do not eat on time, eat a lot, and consume a lot of . While this can be dangerous for most individuals, those with diabetes are particularly affected because they must constantly monitor their blood sugar levels. "Diwali time is all about fats and sugars and one must be careful. India is on the verge of becoming the Diabetes capital of the world as it is home to 77 million diabetics (). We can reduce the risk of getting by adopting healthy habits - doing physical activities and eating healthy," says Dr. Meghana Pasi, Arogya World's My Thali Program Nutritionist. In addition to not skipping meals, people with diabetes should divide their carbohydrate consumption and spread it out among all meals....