This Week in Diabetes News

Type 1 Diabetes May Not Impair School Performance in Kids

Medscape: “Having type 1 diabetes per se may not affect school performance among children but glycemic control could, a Danish study suggests. ‘In this population-based cohort study, there was no statistically significant difference in pooled reading and math test scores between children with and without diabetes,’ note Niels Skipper, PhD, of the Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University, Denmark, and colleagues, in their article published online February 5 in JAMA.Click here for full story.


Vitamin D Could Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Science Daily: “The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.” Click here for full story.

Study Ties Heart Disease, Diabetes to Cannabis Exposure in Utero

Medical Xpress: “Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s safe. Exposure to cannabis — and, specifically, to THC — while in utero leads to heart defects and metabolic limitations likely to result in heart disease and diabetes later in life, according to a Western-led study.” Click here for full story.


Week of January 30, 2019

Soluble Fiber May Improve Diabetes Control

Reuters: “People with diabetes who take soluble fiber supplements have slightly lower blood sugar than diabetics who don’t add this type of fiber to their diets, a research review finds… To examine the connection between viscous fiber supplements and blood sugar, researchers examined data from 28 clinical trials with a total of 1,394 participants with diabetes.” Click here for full story.

Only 20% With Type 1 Diabetes Are Meeting HbA1c Goals

Medscape: “Only about one in five people with type 1 diabetes in the United States is achieving optimal glycemic control despite increased use of technologies such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), new data show.” Click here for full story.

Oral Insulin Lowers FPG in Insulin-Naive, Type 2 Diabetes

Healio: “Among insulin-naive adults with Type 2 diabetes, treatment with a high dose of oral insulin for 8 weeks lowered fasting plasma glucose at a rate comparable with participants assigned to insulin glargine, with no serious adverse events and a low incidence of hypoglycemia, according to findings from a phase 2 study.” Click here for full story.

Diabetes Tops Common Conditions For Frequent Geriatric Emergency Patients

PRNewswire: “Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among geriatric frequent users include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and blockage or damage to veins or arteries, according to new research in Annals of Emergency Medicine.” Click here for full story.

Your Personality Could Put You at Greater Risk for Developing Diabetes

Science Daily: “It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.” Click here for full story.

This Mother Reversed Her Diabetes Through Veganism

Veg News: “Norma Wheelock has been confined to a wheelchair for 39 years, ever since being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy (MD). And so when she was given the additional diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes — a difficult diagnosis for anyone, but a devastating one for someone confined to a chair — Wheelock felt utter despair… It was her daughter and primary caretaker, Jennifer Wheelock, who started to research natural healing approaches to diabetes.” Click here for full story.

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