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The Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Education Before Ramadan

Educating patients about diabetes management during Ramadan can potentially increase health outcomes… One of the five pillars of Islam is Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, using oral and injectable medications, and smoking from before dawn until after sunset. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a report in ...

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Longer Sleep Duration Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

People who sleep 9 or more hours per night are associated with higher risk of incident diabetes according a recent study… Evidences suggests that diabetes and sleep problems are linked to each other. Diabetes can cause insomnia in some people and sleep deprivation may increase for developing diabetes. In a ...

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Bariatric Surgery More Likely Than Lifestyle Intervention to Induce Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Results from a three-year study show surgical intervention is superior to intensive lifestyle intervention in achieving meaningful, lasting glycemic control in type 2 diabetes… A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center beginning in October 2009 and concluding in June of 2014 randomized 61 obese patients (BMIs ranged ...

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Knowledge + Change = Reversal of Diabetes

Patients who learn of their status and alter their lifestyle may be able to reverse their disease… Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown disease, know they have a problem, a U.S. study found. Lacking awareness, people with the elevated blood sugar levels ...

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