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World Health Day and Diabetes (April 7, 2016)

Wed, 2016-04-06 15:41

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years, according to research published today by the World Health Organization. April 7, 2016 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on diabetes.

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Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 per cent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are 7 times as likely to eventually develop type 2 diabetes in the years following pregnancy.
Thu, 2015-08-13 09:54

In a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers. The study was recently published in Diabetes Care.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Diabetes: We are in it together

Living in a household implies sharing duties and responsibilities but it could also imply sharing your diabetes.
Fri, 2014-01-24 14:29

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: MUHC
Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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