Diabetes Current Affairs, GK & News

November 14: World Diabetes Day

Every year, World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14. The celebrations of the World Diabetes Day is led by International Diabetes Federation. This year the World Diabetes Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Nurses make the difference for Diabetes History The World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the World Health Organization ..

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: EY World Entrepreneur of the year

On June 5, 2020, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was named the EY World Entrepreneur of the year 2020. Highlights She was selected among 46 other entrepreneurs from 41 countries. Kiran is the second woman to win the award after Olivia Lum of Hyflux, Singapore. She is also the third Indian to win the award after Uday ..

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Injectable Silk-Fibroin based Hydrogel developed by JNCASR

The JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research) has developed injectable silk-fibroin based hydrogel to deliver sustained insulin to diabetic patients. The fibroin-based hydrogel was developed using biocompatible additives. The gel developed will ease insulin delivery in diabetic patients. The gel was first tested in rats and was successful. Highlights The researchers have found ..

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Indigenous glucometer developed with financial assistance from ICMR

SuChek is a completely indigenous and affordable glucometer which is suitable for varied climatic conditions. It is validated as per International standards and has been developed with financial assistance from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). An application called ‘mDiabetes’ has been launched for generating awareness about the non-communicable disease, promoting adherence to treatment and instructing ..

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Urinary Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Scientists have discovered a new medical condition in which the patient was producing ethanol in urine due to fermentation activity by yeast in the urinary bladder. 1) What is urinary auto-brewery syndrome? The urinary auto-brewery syndrome or the bladder fermentation syndrome was discovered in a 61 year old female patient in USA. It is a ..

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