Saturday, February 17, 2018

Popular SA Kwaito star dies after diabetes complications

Cape Town - Kwaito star Mixon 'Tsekeleke' Tholo died on Tuesday night after a long sickbed. According to EWN, Tholo was admitted to a hospital in Vosloorus due to complications related to diabetes. The local singer was best known for his hit song Fatty Boom Boom. Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture Minister, shared his condolences on social media,...

Depression Might Be a Big Factor for Erectile Dysfunction with Type 1 Diabetes

A study finds more than one-third of young men with Type 1 experience ED, and that depression might be a big factor. Some sex therapists who work with the diabetes population believe that erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with Type 1 was largely the result of glucose control issues. Now, a team of Italian researchers...

Here’s Why Diabetes Tech Industry Business is Booming

Diabetes is big business. If you don't believe me, just Google the term "diabetes is big business" to see the headlines that agree. As of 2012, $245 billion was spent in the United States alone per year, and that has some people believing there will never be a cure—there is too much money in it. Maybe...

Treating Your Type 2 Diabetes Condition with This Surprising Drug

Medication currently being used to treat obesity is also proving to have significant health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published today. The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and treatment starts, the better. Treating diabetes early reduces your risk of other health problems. The study explains how this therapeutic benefit for type 2...

A Smartphone App That Controls and Stabilized Blood Sugar

AN APP FOR DIABETES For people with diabetes, insulin injections are often an inevitable part of life. However, a new device created by Chinese researchers and tested in mice may make needles a thing of the past. The team implanted insulin-producing cells into diabetic mice and then used a smartphone app to “switch” those cells on. Within two hours,...

Discover These Non-Diabetes Drugs and Supplements That Affect Glucose Levels

The main medicine people with Type 1 diabetes take on a daily basis is insulin, but did you know that other non-diabetes-related medications can affect your blood sugar, too? This side effect can create havoc on your glucose management if you don’t adjust your insulin levels to accommodate it. Here’s a list of medications to...

Researchers Cure Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots. The discovery, made at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin. Bruno Doiron,...

Watch this 11-Year-Old Marches Across America For Diabetes Awareness

AURORA, Colo (CBS4) – Noah Barnes and his family walked along Colfax Avenue today on their way into Denver as part of Noah’s March Across America. He’s raising awareness for diabetes and raising money for the American Diabetes Association. “It brings awareness, and the niceness of people give us donations,” the 11-year-old told CBS4. LINK: Donate to Noah’s March...

Trump’s OMB Director Wasn’t Alone in Denigrating Diabetes

A Washington Examiner report relaying a Trump Administration official’s comments on diabetes elicited strong condemnation from diabetes advocacy organizations and people with diabetes over the weekend. However, the report didn’t quote Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney completely, nor did it mention that he was just one of several panel discussion...

7 Food Myths You Probably Doesn’t Know for Diabetic People

Diabetic diets come with several misconceptions. You should eat what's healthy for everyone, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Special food isn't necessary. You can also have carbohydrates, sugar, dessert, and fruits. It's all about portion control. In limited amounts, alcohol is allowed, but it shouldn't replace other foods. Sugar-free is also not a...
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