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Fine Dust Exacerbates Diabetic Foot Symptoms

Fine Dust Exacerbates Diabetic Foot Symptoms

SEOUL, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study conducted at Soonchunhyang University Hospital revealed that fine dust, which has long been a major health issue and environmental hazard in South Korea, not only worsens respiratory diseases but also diabetic foot syndrome. Professor Lee Young-gu of the Diabetes Center at Soonchunhyang University Hospital conducted an experiment [...]

Scientists Discover Genes that are Closely-Related to Diabetes

Scientists Discover Genes that are Closely-Related to Diabetes

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent international research endeavor has led to the identification of 16 genes that are responsible for increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, an advancement that could represent a key step forward in understanding, preventing, and treating the disease. Over 300 scientists from 22 countries collaborated on the [...]

Korea May Soon Use Teardrops to Diagnose Diabetes

Korea May Soon Use Teardrops to Diagnose Diabetes

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from KIST (the Korea Institute of Science and Technology) has revealed prototype components of a new device that might ultimately be used to develop a contact lens-like diabetes sensor that would use teardrops to diagnose diabetes.  The final product will measure the glucose concentration in [...]

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) - The government here on Thursday announced an unprecedented campaign to reduce sugar consumption by its people, designating sugar as the main culprit behind the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases in Korean society. In the initial five-year phase of the anti-sugar campaign, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will [...]

S. Korea Develops ‘Nanotechnology Patch’ for Diabetes Therapy

S. Korea Develops ‘Nanotechnology Patch’ for Diabetes Therapy

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of South Korean scientists announced Tuesday that they have developed a wearable device, based on nanotechnology, for more convenient diabetes monitoring and therapy. The graphene-using “smart patch” has improved the accuracy of blood sugar level measurements as it checks not only glucose in sweat but also temperature [...]

Loneliness a Bigger Health Threat than Diabetes and Lack of Exercise

Loneliness a Bigger Health Threat than Diabetes and Lack of Exercise

SEOUL, Jan5. (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that loneliness is as bad for one’s health as a lack of exercise and diabetes. The English journal Daily Mail reported that a research team at the University of North Carolina discovered that relationships with others during adolescent and senior years influence one’s health greatly after studying the [...]

Diabetes Alert: Blood Sugar Should be Checked Among Those Over 40

Diabetes Alert: Blood Sugar Should be Checked Among Those Over 40

SEOUL, Nov.15 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of patients with diabetes, the most common chronic disease, is increasing continuously. Caution is needed as the illness is directly related to one’s lifestyle. According to data analyzed by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service, the number of patients treated for diabetes increased 19 percent from 2,170,000 [...]