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.

You Could Have Diabetes While at a Healthy Weight: Here’s How
10/27/2019 - If you belong to a racial minority, your risk of developing diabetes despite being at a healthy weight will increase as you age, according to data presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/11/2019 - Opting for gastric bypass is one sure way to reduce your risk of dying and significantly improve your heart health and reverse the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Want to Live Longer? Focus on Heart Health to Avoid Falls
08/06/2019 - Having even early asymptomatic signs of heart disease is enough to raise your risk of falls, leading to fractures and shortened lifespan. This is especially true of anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/23/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/04/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
06/30/2019 - To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew don't drink your calories, and ask for help when you need it.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/28/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
03/26/2019 - New data confirm that the hemoglobin A1c test is unreliable in assessing diabetes risk. The A1c misses 3 in 4 people who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, especially anyone of non-White ethnicity or race. Going forward, doctors are advised to use one of the more reliable tests to screen for diabetes.
What is the Best Diabetes Medication? One that Can Protect Your Heart Health
03/11/2019 - The new diabetes medications also protect heart health, which is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suggests adding a second drug to your care plan, do it. You'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke almost in half.
Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? Is Ketosis a Good Way to Lose Weight?
02/22/2019 - The keto diet helps many people manage their weight, improve blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even reverse type 2 diabetes but there are limitations and risks that you should be aware of before you decide to adopt this way of eating.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
Statins May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy in People with Diabetes
01/18/2019 - Individuals with diabetes who were taking a statin for high blood cholesterol have the added benefit of reducing their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, and may not need treatment if they do develop this eye disease.
Diabetes and Stress Hyperglycemia Linked with Worse Outcomes After Stroke
01/14/2019 - For people with diabetes, the risk for stroke and heart attack are 1.5 times higher than the general population. Stress hyperglycemia is a warning sign of repeated cardiac events with poorer outcomes and longer hospital stays, according to the newest research.
How to Achieve Healthy Aging While Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes
12/07/2018 - New strategies to help you be more successful at losing just enough weight to reverse diabetes, its complications, and preserving your memory.
Low Carb or Low Fat Diet—The Best Way to Keep Off Weight Loss
12/04/2018 - Eating carbs vs fat matters more when you are trying to keep off the lost weight. The calories from fats and carbs will depend on whether you are insulin resistant or not, says Dr. Ludwig from Harvard
What Do the Revised Physical Activity Guidelines Mean for You?
11/26/2018 - Revised physical activity guidelines indicate that any and all physical activity is essential to promoting good health, especially for those with metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and to improve balance..
High HDL May Not Protect All Women Against Heart Disease
11/08/2018 - Findings from the MESA Trial call into question the beneficial effects of HDL cholesterol in reducing the risks associated with cardiovascular disease in older menopausal women.
Dietary Supplements: Time to Consider What You're Really Taking
10/21/2018 - Many popular so-called "natural" dietary supplements may contain prescription drugs or other ingredients not disclosed on the label and may be toxic—buyer beware.
In Type 1 Diabetes, Urologic Issues and Sexual Troubles Often Coexist
10/11/2018 - 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
10/08/2018 - 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
09/25/2018 - 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
09/21/2018 - 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
09/17/2018 - 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
08/14/2018 - 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
08/06/2018 - 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.
 
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