Explained: Why Indian kids show diabetes signals early

What is the news? The study was conducted in Pune to understand why diabetes is so common in Indians. They have tracked women from before they became pregnant and during their pregnancy, and their children through childhood, puberty and now as adults. What are the findings of the study? High glucose and insulin concentration in… Continue reading Explained: Why Indian kids show diabetes signals early

Scientists identify a protein increases action of insulin, helps regulate blood sugar levels

News:Recently,Scientists have identified a protein called secretagon(SCGN) that can help regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Facts: About Secretagon(SCGN): Secretagon is a protein that in humans is encoded by SCGN gene.  The encoded protein is secreted calcium-binding protein which is found in cytoplasm. What were the findings? Scientists have found that SCGN has a… Continue reading Scientists identify a protein increases action of insulin, helps regulate blood sugar levels

India is home to 77 million diabetics, second highest in the world

News: International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched the latest edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas to mark World Diabetes Day. Facts: Key Takeaways from IDF Diabetes Atlas Worldwide prevalence of diabetes estimated at 463 million adults in 20-79 age group. The number of people with diabetes is predicted to rise to 578 million by 2030 and… Continue reading India is home to 77 million diabetics, second highest in the world