Diabetes News and Research

As a patient, it’s so important to understand your condition. This is especially true for people with diabetes. Though diabetes has no known cure right now, you should be aware of the recent medical advances and discoveries as researchers work on finding a cure and improving treatments.

Having access to up-to-date news about diabetes research is one of the best ways to become an educated patient. That’s why we’ll update you with weekly research and treatment information, so that you can take the best care of your diabetes, whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational.

The goal is to make you an informed person who can talk with ease about diabetes, not just with relatives and friends but also with your doctor. The more you know, the more involved you can be in your healthcare decisions.

Heart Healthy Diet to Improve Cardiovascular Health, Lower Diabetes Risk
06/11/2018 - To lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, even thyroid disease, choose a heart diet that includes four foods found to improve heart health.
Sleep Apnea Treatment with CPAP Helps in Prediabetes, Reduces Heart Problems
06/06/2018 - Sleep Apnea, a cause of nighttime snoring, commonly occurs in people with prediabetes who benefit from CPAP treatment, which will reduce increased risk for heart problems.
Ketogenic Diet: Is It Good for Diabetes and Weight Loss?
05/08/2018 - If you have diabetes, is following a very low carb (Keto) diet better than the American Diabetes Association Plate method to improve blood sugar levels and reduce the need for medication?
Could Low Vitamin D Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Thyroiditis Too?
05/04/2018 - For most Americans, low Vitamin D levels appear to increase the risk of developing diabetes more than 5 times that of individuals with a healthy vitamin D, and the chances of thyroid disease, and other chronic illnesses also increase.
Screen Light at Night—Distrupts Your Sleep, Worse for Your Health
04/16/2018 - First poorer sleep, then weight gain and diabetes, from too much screen light at night. The accumulated exposure to blue light--an environmental toxin--from smartphones, Ipads, computers, and the TV is as bad for health as PCPs and pesticides.
Is Intermittent Fasting Harmful for Someone with Type 2 Diabetes?
03/26/2018 - Intermittent dieting where you eat all you want for 5 days, then fast for 2 days, doesn't provide great weight loss, causes hypoglycemia, and can't be sustained.
Does Eating Red Meat, Processed Deli Products Boost Your Diabetes Risk?
03/20/2018 - Again, we are warned to limit our intake of red meat and processed deli, and to avoid well-charred grilled meats and fried foods since these foods may increase our risk of type 2 diabetes.
Big Breakfast Beats Traditional 6-Meal Diabetes Diet
03/20/2018 - For poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, eating a big breakfast and lunch is enough to lessen need for insulin, promotes weight loss, and reduces hunger when compared to traditional 6 meal a day diabetes eating plan.
Dental Treatment Helps Lower Your Hemoglobin A1c
02/12/2018 - Regular and aggressive treatment for periodontal disease will improve hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar levels) in people with type 2 diabetes.
World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
02/09/2018 - During the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, experts presented a new reason for shortness of breath, and the benefits of omega 3 to reduce triglycerides.
Can Green Tea or Garlic Prevent Diabetes, Prediabetes?
02/09/2018 - Extracts of green tea and aged garlic may offer some benefits to individuals who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disorder.
Faced with Severe Hypoglycemia: What Should You Do in an Emergency?
01/29/2018 - Since EMTs answer 911 calls 4 out of 5 times yet they cannot administer glucagon to someone with diabetes experiences severe hypoglycemia; so here's what you need to know.
Advances in Diabetes Technology: Will It Change Your Life?
01/16/2018 - New devices promise to make managing diabetes much better.  but you should discuss with your health provider which devices and apps are best for you.
12 Weeks on a Strict Liquid Diet Program Reverses Diabetes
12/14/2017 - People who follow a limited calorie liquid meal replacement program for 12 weeks can reverse the diabetes, and stop the diabetes-related meds.
Why Your Fat Cells May Not Love Breakfast
12/05/2017 - What's in your bowl at breakfast can increase the amount of sugar your fat cells take up, depending upon whether you are at a healthy weight or are overweight.
Severity of Diabetes Does Not Predict Usual Complications
12/05/2017 - Researchers confirmed that the severity of a person's diabetes appears unlikely to predict or dictate the rate or risk of developing commons complications such as heart disease, kidney problems, or neuropathy.
FDA Approves Abbott Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
10/09/2017 - The FDA approved the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for people with diabetes, eliminating the need for routine finger sticks to check blood glucose levels.
Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
09/12/2017 - Insomnia raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study confirms, and that risk increases with the duration of insomnia.
Diabetes & Depression: Managing Depressive Symptoms Can Improve Blood Sugar Numbers
08/23/2017 - German researchers have found that reducing depressive symptoms does indeed translate to better blood glucose control, even increasing the chances of getting to the goal of a hemoglobin A1C under 7.5.
Type 2 Diabetes: Will Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Help?
06/27/2017 - Two doctors speaking at the recent American Diabetes Association annual meeting faced off to debate whether continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) could help those with type 2 diabetes better manage their blood sugar. 
Insulin Sticker Shock? Here's Why
06/15/2017 - If you're on insulin, it's not news to you that the prices have gone through the roof. In fact, costs have risen a whopping 700% in the past 20 years. These higher insulin costs have priced some people out, forcing some to the dangerous decision of having do with less insulin.
Ramadan Fasting Can Be Dangerous for Muslim Diabetics…But a New Website Helps
05/26/2017 - As Muslims head into Ramadan—a month-long period of religious fasting that begins Friday, May 26th —medical experts caution diabetics and their doctors to be aware of the dangers of fasting and to utilize a Web-based tool that helps them follow fasting rituals safely.
FDA Orders Stronger Warning About Canagliflozin (Invokana) & Amputation Risk
05/19/2017 - The FDA is calling attention to the risk of amputation if you're on the drug canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and is requiring the drug to carry stronger warnings about the risk. The drug's label will have the so-called  ''black box'' warning, designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.
New Extreme Risk Category for Cardiovascular Disease & New, Lower LDL Target
05/11/2017 - A new “extreme risk” category for cardiovascular disease—and a new target threshold of less than 55 mg/dL for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for those in this category — is part of the new 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology practice guidelines for management of dyslipidemia.    
Prompt PCOS Diagnosis and Early Weight Control Critical to Reducing Risk for Diabetes, Infertility, and More
05/05/2017 - Doctors in a range of specialties—dermatologists, primary care doctors, ob-gyns—should be more aware of symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and help those patients maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).  
 

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