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Children with diabetes perform well in school

20/02/2019

On average, Danish children living with type 1 diabetes perform just as well in school as their classmates. This is the result of the largest study so far exploring how children with diabetes perform in school.
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Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk

08/02/2019

Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes.
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Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

04/02/2019

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels

21/01/2019

New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes.
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Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

18/01/2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper(1) of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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