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Free-play physical activity in healthy blood glucose maintenance in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus

To demonstrate, pre- and post-activity BGL were collected for 73 children aged 8- to 14-years attending a diabetes camp. Change in BGL across one session of a free-play swimming activity was analysed. Average BGL was significantly reduced from 197.18 mg/dl to 177.78 mg/dl across one 45 min session, and male gender predicted larger reductions.

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Too little sleep may raise diabetes risk

People who get fewer than six hours of sleep at night are prone to abnormal blood sugar levels, possibly putting them at risk for diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

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Study finds link between atrial fibrillation and an increased risk of death in diabetic patients

Results from a large, international, randomised, controlled trial have shown that there is a strong link between diabetics who have an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) and an increased risk of other heart-related problems and death. The findings are published in Europe’s leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal [1] today (Thursday 12 March).

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Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

A rise in blood sugar levels causes poorer brain function in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study that included nearly 3,000 people aged 55 and older at 52 sites in Canada and the United States.

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Are Chocolate And Coffee Good For You?

The American Diabetes Association, looks at five controversial foods and examines what science says about the pros and cons of each in the March issue of Diabetes Forecast.

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Fruit Juice Increases Type II Diabetes Risk

Eating just one more serving of green leafy vegetables or three more servings of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes, according to results of data analysis performed by researchers in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. The research team also found that one serving of fruit juice a day increased the risk of Type II diabetes in women.

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Global Prevalence of Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes for all age-groups worldwide was estimated to be 2.8% in 2000 and 4.4% in 2030. The total number of people with diabetes is projected to rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030.

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A Shot In The Arm To Fight Skin Cancer

Therapeutic cancer vaccines are uniquely designed to stimulate the body’s own defenses — the immune system — to find and fight cancer cells. The vaccine is designed to treat existing cancer rather than prevent it from developing.

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Skin Cancer Channel On Medical News Today

Medical News Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new Melanoma / Skin Cancer channel. The section will include news on both types of skin cancer: malignant melanoma (a tumor of melanocytes) and non-melanoma (basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma).

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