Diabetes :: India to launch special programme to control diabetes

The Indian Government is launching a special programme next month for control and prevention of diabetes, a silent killer worldwide. The National Programme for Prevention of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases will concentrate on spreading awareness about the disease and screen people for the life-threatening disease, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said at a press conference here today.

Diabetes :: The new source of islet cells

The shortage of islet cells limits the development of islet transplantation. One new approach was reported in the October 21 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology because of its great significance in enhancing the output of islet cells. This article will undoubtedly bring benefit to diabetic patients.

Diabetes :: New IDF guidelines raise importance of post-meal glucose control

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has published new guidelines on the contribution and impact of post-meal glucose in diabetes disease management at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) on September_19, 2007. The IDF recognises the growing evidence that post-meal glucose is a key contributor to overall glycaemic control – particularly with respect to HbA1C levels, and that reducing post-meal glucose has a significant impact on the risk of developing diabetic complications.