Tag Archives: diabetes mellitus

Chronic Endotoxemia in Subjects with Type-1 Diabetes Is Seen Much before the Onset of Microvascular Complications

Type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a bonafide autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation with rapid loss of pancreatic beta cells leading to insulin…

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Effect of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 on Salivary Glucose

Early screening of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is essential for improved prognosis and effective delay of clinical complications associated with diabetes, and has been suggested as an important strategy to lower the incidence of this disease worldwide [1]–[3]. To date, urine and blood tests are available for screening type 2 DM.

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

High Prevalence of Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors in a Young Urban Sri-Lankan Population

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and associated cardiovascular complications pose a major health care burden worldwide. Recent data indicates that South Asia is one of the major sites of this epidemic of T2DM with a projected 72% increase in the number of subjects with T2DM in the next 20 years [1]. In parallel there is an epidemic of pre-diabetes [impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG)] with prevalence rates between 10–15% reported in South Asian adult populations.

Read more »
Posted in Cardiovascular, Diabetes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cost-effective method for treating diabetic foot: Improved healing lessens need for lower-limb amputation

Investigators at Karunya Rural Community Hospital and at Karunya University in Tamil Nadu have developed a cost-effective method of effectively treating diabetic foot with vacuum therapy, using a locally-developed vacuum suction system and recycled materials. Diabetic foot is a complication in about 15% of patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and… 

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes | Also tagged , , , , | Volume: | 13 Responses

Exercise provides strong protection against developing diabetes in older men

Men aged 60 to 79 years who start or maintain at least moderate physical activity are afforded strong protection against developing type 2 diabetes, a recently published population-based study found. Additionally, even light exercise reduces the risk of new-onset diabetes by approximately 50%, particularly in overweight and obese men. Key… 

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes, Non-Communicable Disease, Primary Care | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Patient-reported severe hypoglycemia increases mortality risk

For the first time ever, a newly published retrospective study has established a significant correlation between patient-reported severe hypoglycemia and increased mortality in patients with diabetes. Key Point: Patients with diabetes who self-report severe episodes of hypoglycemia have a higher risk of mortality. It’s important to question them about hypoglycemic… 

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes, Non-Communicable Disease, Non-Communicable Disease Featured 2, Primary Care | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Type 2 diabetes screening in at-risk patients may not decrease mortality risk

Population-based screening for type 2 diabetes in at-risk patients did not decrease the risk of diabetes-related mortality within 10 years, a recently published study found. Additionally, neither cardiovascular nor all-cause mortality risk was reduced. Key Point: Population-based diabetes screening did not decrease diabetes-related or all-cause mortality within 10 years in… 

Read more »
Posted in Diabetes, Primary Care | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment