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.

Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - 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
03/27/2019 - 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
03/12/2019 - 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
10/22/2018 - 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
10/12/2018 - 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.
 
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