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Friday, 22 February 2013 13:33

Control and Prevent Diabetes!

Despite the necessary care being provided in hospitals, dispensaries and community health centres, the prevalence of diabetes in Mauritius remains alarming. Year after year, the number of diabetics in the country is increasing. According to official stats, around 120,000 Mauritians suffer from this disease i.e. about 10% of the population.
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Friday, 15 February 2013 12:00

Diet Soda increases the Risk of Diabetes

Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found. And given that most people don't stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk for diabetes could actually be much higher.
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Only recently, Clinique du Nord has started offering bariatric surgery to diabetes patients. This treatment is thought to treat them from diabetes. However, this is causing much ruffle within the medical profession.
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Friday, 20 July 2012 16:40

Rise in Child Obesity

Our children are more and more encountering weight problems and obesity, causing health authorities to worry. This is because obese children run the risk of developing non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases when they reach adult hood.
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Friday, 15 June 2012 12:00

Psychological side of diabetes

Treating the disease is not enough; diabetes patients should also receive psychological support, says Andy Ramasawmy, president of the Diabetic Group Mauritius. According to him, diabetes patients suffer not only from the disease but they also go through psychological problems. Often, he deplores that, this side of the disease is neglected.
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Friday, 20 April 2012 17:42

Health News

Shift workers ‘risking’ Type 2 diabetes and obesity
Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers. The team is calling for more measures to reduce the impact of shift working following the results of its study.
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Mauritius ranks third in the world as far as the prevalence of diabetes is concerned. One out of two Mauritians is either diabetic or has already reached the pre-diabetic stage. It is thus necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle to minimise the risk of contracting the disease.
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