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Health Complications of Diabetes

Health Complications of Diabetes

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According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 30 million people worldwide had diabetes in 1985; the global prevalence of the disease will rise to 380 million by 2030. Diabetes accounts for nearly 4 million deaths each year. That means nearly 11,000 people die every day (1 every 10 seconds) of diabetes or its complications. These statistics represent conservative estimates because up to half of the people who have the condition don’t even know that they are affected. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus includes several different conditions that cause high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. Blood sugar is a measure of the concentration of glucose in your bloodstream. When you eat carbohydrates (starch and sugar), they break down during digestion into glucose which en...
OMG! Service Dogs Can Smell Infection, Know Diabetes In Owners

OMG! Service Dogs Can Smell Infection, Know Diabetes In Owners

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Service dogs are working animals. They are trained for special purpose like to help people with various disabilities and the owner with daily tasks. Below are some of those in details: Blindness Specially trained dogs guide blind people and keep the person out of harm's way. It spots and even cleans possible obstacles. It helps the owner to cross busy streets safely and guide to use public transportation. The so called guide dogs help an individual to safely move around indoors and perform tasks. Hearing The signal dogs help deaf owners in the daily task like to inform when someone is calling on phone or when the door bell rings. It alerts the person when there is a siren sound and assists when other sounds are heard. It makes different types of contact to make the owner wh...
How Global Warming Responsible For Diabetes: Study

How Global Warming Responsible For Diabetes: Study

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Is type 2 diabetes linked to climate change? Can warming Earth may make people sick this way too? If believed to a new research there will be increase in type 2 diabetes cases by 100,000 more people in the United States with every 1 degree Celsius increase in environmental temperature. It is learned in warmer climates brown fat is less activated and this results with less improvement of body's sensitivity to insulin. What is insulin? It is a hormone in our body that helps usher sugar from food into cells for energy. What is brown fat? Brown fat is different from white fat and it helps in burning of body fat to generate heat to prevent body temperature during cold exposure. According to lead researcher Lisanne Blauw, Ph.D. student at Leiden University Medical Cente...