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.

In Type 1 Diabetes, Urologic Issues and Sexual Troubles Often Coexist
10/12/2018 - Many men and women report complaints regarding at least one of these issues—urinary frequency, voiding problems, bladder instability, as well as unsatisfying sex-related difficulties, experts find.
What's New in Diabetes? Individualizing Care Takes Priority
10/09/2018 - New ADA diabetes recommendations focus on individualized patient care to address specific needs rather than following population-based goals.
Mediterranean Diet: Anti Inflammatory Foods Behind Health Benefits
09/26/2018 - The Mediterranean diet features anti inflammatory foods that lead to sounder sleep, and a lower risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Tackling Type 2 Diabetes: Try Integrated Virtual Care
09/22/2018 - For the growing number of type 2 diabetics, virtual personalized coaching may help improve blood glucose control and ultimately reduce diabetes-related complications.
Treating Diabetes with GLP-1 Reduces Heart Disease, Fewer Foot Ulcers
09/18/2018 - New results from the LEADER Trial suggest people with type 2 diabetes who take liraglutide will have fewer heart events and less food ulcers, reducing risk of amputation.
Reversing Diabetes with Weight Loss: Stronger Evidence, Bigger Payoff
08/15/2018 - New evidence supports the possibility of reversing type 2 diabetes by lowering fat build-up in the pancreas and liver; greatest chance of success when weight loss is achieved around the time of diagnosis. A physician-led liquid diet program proves highly effective to achieve T2D remission in many patients.
How to Eat Rice and Potatoes without Spiking Your Blood Sugar—Add Lentils
08/07/2018 - For people with diabetes who love their rice and potatoes, adding some lentils may be the answer to better blood sugar control, and a more heart-healthy diet without having to give up on some favorite carbohydrates.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Good for Heart Health? Pick Capsules or Food?
08/01/2018 - Two recent reports say eat a heart healthy diet that includes foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, including cold water fish like salmon and trout as well as walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds. Omega 3 supplements are only beneficial to reduce triglycerides.
Diabetes and Heart Disease: 5 Lifestyle Fixes for Head-to-Toe Health
07/18/2018 - The risks of having both Diabetes and Heart Disease are growing, negatively affecting every organ in the body but there are 5 key behaviors that can reduce the complications and promote heart health.
BCAAs: Possible Link to Gestational and Type 2 Diabetes
07/10/2018 - While branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) can help repair muscle after exercise, BCAAs appear to increase the risk of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes in women.
PCOS Diet: It's About Managing Insulin Resistance
07/09/2018 - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is best managed when you understand the problem is insulin resistance, which can be controlled with strategies offered in The PCOS Diet, a lifestyle plan for women.
Inhaled Insulin: Is Afrezza Ready for Prime Time?
07/06/2018 - Inhaled insulin, Afrezza, promises better postprandial glucose control, less hypoglycemia and easier mealtime insulin management without injections.
Antipsychotic Medications, Diabetes, and Your Kids: What to Know
06/28/2018 - Psych medicines given to children with serious behavioral problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can lead to weight gain and decreased insulin sensitivity, raising the risk of diabetes or worsening glucose control.
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.
 

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