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Obesity is not the cause of type 2 diabetes

Obesity, inactivity, age, and genetic predisposition are recognised risk factors for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Obesity, or more precisely, “the obesity epidemic” is said to be the driver of an increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. 245 more words


Kepler K2 Mission Finds Nascent Exoplanet Around Young Star

In another first for extrasolar planetary astronomy, it was announced on 20 June that NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, reconfigured and designated as the “K2 Mission”, has discovered the youngest exoplanet to date orbiting a brand new star. 1,218 more words


What is type II diabetes and prediabetes?

Type II diabetes is a disorder that is both preventable and reversible. It is caused by the gradual loss (over years) of pancreatic Beta cells. This results in an ongoing inability to produce enough insulin quickly enough to avoid the damage, principally to small blood vessels, caused by long-term raised blood glucose levels. 326 more words


A "Stretched" Spiral Galaxy

Visible to our friends south of Belize in the constellation Pavo, the Peacock, is the beautiful barred-spiral galaxy NGC (New General Catalog)-6872. Originally featured for public access at… 428 more words


How to run a marathon with diabetes

There are many things that I need to take care of while answering this question; How to run a marathon?

I am not a normal runner and have type 2 diabetes. 213 more words


Insuring Your Health vs. Health Insurance: Part 2- Type II Diabetes

The identification of Type II diabetes opened the door for research on the link between lifestyle, including diet and exercise, and diabetes treatment.

Having lost my father to Type II diabetes and other medical complications many years ago, I have personally seen the day to day struggles that are common among many diabetics. 1,084 more words