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Type 2 diabetes: fasting blood sugar level helps diagnose gestational diabetes early in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes, also known as pregnancy-related diabetes, carries risks for both mother and child. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Currently, the condition is diagnosed between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy with the use of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Researchers at Peking University Hospital in Beijing …

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Type 2 diabetes: an oral drug that can protect against heart failure and lower blood sugar

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, given in pill form for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications. It works by causing the kidneys to secrete more sugar into the urine. According to a study published in October 2018 in the journal cardiovascular Diabetology, The …

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Is Astragalus the Next Anti-Diabetic Herb to Help You Lose Weight and Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Although more people are at risk for type 2 diabetes than ever before, the disease is not inevitable. No matter what your current risk profile is, you can stabilize your blood sugar level and keep it at a healthy level through a combination of: natural remedies such as herbal medicine dietary strategies and Changes in …

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