News tagged with sugar

Blood sugar testing with no sharps

Measuring blood sugar when you have diabetes usually involves pricking your finger and using a glucose monitor for the test. While this approach can give people with diabetes vital information about whether they need to take ...

Mar 13, 2014
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Epigenetic changes could explain type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes have epigenetic changes on their DNA that healthy individuals do not have. This has been shown in a major study by researchers at Lund University. The researchers also found epigenetic changes ...

Mar 07, 2014
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Are all home-based blood sugar tests equal?

(HealthDay)—Every day, millions of people with diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—rely on the results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their treatment decisions. But, what if those test ...

Mar 07, 2014
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Recommended levels of sugar halved

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has halved its recommended levels of sugar intake, thanks to a study carried out by Newcastle University academics.

Mar 07, 2014
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WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar

Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories—half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Myalept approved for rare fat tissue disorder

(HealthDay)—Myalept (metreleptin for injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat complications of leptin deficiency for people with the congenital or acquired generalized forms of lipodystrophy.

Feb 25, 2014
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