About 30 million Americans and more than 420 million people worldwide have diabetes, and most cases are Type 2, the kind tied to obesity. This can damage the kidneys over time, causing disease and ultimately, failure.
Now with third generation babies being born after the study was launched, the scenario has shifted to unhealthy diets and inactivity, which promote higher levels of glucose in the mother during pregnancy (‘gestational diabetes’).
The research based on data from a long-term study called the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) explored whether the association between personality traits and risk of diabetes is mediated by behavioural pathways such as diet, smoking, or physical activity.
Coffee plays a significant role in boosting energy and attention levels lower risk of depression, multiple sclerosis, helps burn fat as well as prevents the onset of both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, research has shown.
Type 1 diabetics need to find a fine balance between taking 3-6 daily injections, testing blood glucose at least 5-10 times a day, eating right and exercising to maintain blood glucose levels in the optimal range to survive each day at a time.