Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/12/2019 - 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
08/07/2019 - 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.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
07/01/2019 - 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.
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
01/04/2019 - Researchers identified certain behaviors that suggest better weight loss results, which may help inform people with obesity about how well they might do after bariatric surgery.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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. 
Paleo Diet for Disease Prevention, Weight Loss?
04/06/2017 - Some believe the Paleo Diet offers protection to people with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other common chronic diseases. A review of research looks at the diet's impact on weight, blood sugar and more.
Black Tea Improves Glucose Levels, May Help Prevent Diabetes
02/10/2017 - A new study has found that black tea significantly reduces rises in blood glucose levels among both healthy and pre-diabetic adults, in this case after consuming a sugary drink. 
FDA Approves Dexcom G5 for Insulin Dosing
12/22/2016 - Users of the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (Dexcom G5) can now use the device to make diabetes treatment decisions with two finger pricks daily, not multiple ones, following .
Pancreatic Fat: Lifestyle Habits Count More Than Genetics
12/05/2016 - A new study finds that lifestyle habits, not genetics, is the bigger driver affecting how much fat you can accumulate in the pancreas. 
Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/11/2016 - People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
Excess Weight May Shrink the Brain's White Matter
08/19/2016 - Those who are overweight or obese at middle age—roughly, age 40—appear to have much less white matter in their brains than people of the same age who are at a healthy weight, according to a new study. The extra weight appears to age their brain a full decade, the researchers found.
Obesity: A Gut Reaction to High-Calorie Foods?
06/16/2016 - In a series of experiments carried out in rodents, rearchers at Yale demonstrate that consuming calorically-dense foods spurs changes in the gut’s microbiome that lead to obesity.
Liraglutide Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Deaths
06/13/2016 - Liraglutide (Victoza), a drug used to help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also reduces the risk of dying from heart disease, new research suggests.
Silent Heart Attacks and Type 2 Diabetes
06/01/2016 - When researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, checked the hearts and medical records of 9,498 people over nine years, they found nearly equal numbers of untreated, silent heart attacks and recognized heart attacks that had received medical attention.
Targeting Brain Signaling Can Reduce Blood Glucose in Diabetic Mice
05/23/2016 - An animal study found that injecting a hormone directly into the brain of rodents put type 2 diabetes in remission for several months, reports the journal Nature Medicine. 
Healthful Diet Staves Off Hypertension in Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes
05/05/2016 - Women who have had pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of hypertension by maintaining a healthful diet, shows new research published in the journal Hypertension. 
Weight Loss Drug Slashes Prediabetes Risk
04/25/2016 - A higher-dose version of a diabetes medication liraglutide improves weight loss and reverses prediabetes in a new study. 
 
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