Researchers in Singapore say insufficient vitamin B12 coupled with higher folate may lead to higher gestational diabetes risk, holding "potential implications for antenatal supplement recommendations".
More evidence is needed to determine the impact of dietary fish consumption on diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular calibre in Asian type 2 diabetes patients, according to a study by the Singapore National Eye Centre.
A study by Yakult has found that Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) may alleviate some metabolic abnormalities in obese pre-diabetic individuals, although its effects on glycaemic control may be limited.
Women who have gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease later in life, according to a new cohort study penned by a New Zealand academic.
Women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, with a lack of vitamin D during these months one of the likely factors, research from Australia suggests.
Singapore health officials will launch the county’s first Diabetes Action Plan next year in response to the City State being identified as having the second-highest proportion of diabetics among developed nations.