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5 Common myths about people who have diabetes
Diabetes

5 Common myths about people who have diabetes

1. They cannot have any sugarIt is important to eat a balanced diet when you have diabetes, but this does not mean that sugar must be completely removed from the diet. Taking sugar in moderation is not bad. 2. Someone must be fat to have diabetesIt is possible to have diabetes and not be fat. It is also possible to be fat and not have diabetes, though being overweight increases the risk of developing diabetes. 3. Diabetes will cause you…
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New developments
Diabetes

New developments

Bioengineer Christopher Jacobs has developed Genteel, a device that draws blood from the capillaries in the fingers without reaching the nerves. Unlike previously available lancing devices, it eases the pain of drawing blood to check for sugar levels. Some patients have been known to avoid checking their sugar levels for a long time due to an aversion to pain. There are also new drug treatments available, namely Xultophy and Soliqua, both of which help normalize blood sugar levels. They are…
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Gestational diabetes & your baby
Diabetes

Gestational diabetes & your baby

Gestational diabetes, from its name, is suffered by expectant women. It can affect both the mother and the baby. It puts the baby at increased risk of certain conditions such as macrosomia, or growing too large. This is because the baby gets their nutrients from you, and the extra sugar in your blood when absorbed by the baby turns into fat. Babies with macrosomia may get injured in natural vaginal birth, so it may be necessary to perform a Caesarean…
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