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Week of August 29, 2018

Almonds Can Help Improve Blood Sugar Levels Despite Skipping Breakfast

Deccan Chronicle: “Skipping breakfast is not advisable when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet for overall well being. But there are ways to make up for it and it’s as simple as getting your snacking habits right.” Click here for full story.

Sleeping Five Hours or Less a Night Associated With Doubled Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Science Daily: “New research finds that middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than men who sleep seven to eight hours.” Click here for full story.

How to Eat Rice and Potatoes without Spiking Your Blood Sugar — Add Lentils

EndocrineWeb: “When it comes to diet, not everything about keeping your blood sugar down (or decreasing your risk of diabetes) has to be difficult. Canadian researchers have come up with a clever diet swap that’s both easy and gets great results in keeping down blood sugar.” Click here for full story.

Diabetes Type 2 — The ‘amazing’ 7p Breakfast to Prevent High Blood Sugar “Making some small dietary changes could help to prevent the symptoms of high blood sugar. One of the best foods to add to your diabetes diet is eggs, a nutritionist has revealed.” Click here for full story.

Stigma Complicates Online Interactions in Diabetes Community

Healio Endocrine Today: “Members of the diabetes online community identify judgment, education and health care teams as major themes related to stigma, according to findings presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting.” Click here for full story.

Consume This Drink at Breakfast to Help Manage Diabetes, Study Says

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “A new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that each daily cup of non-cow’s milk was associated with 0.15 inches lower height than average.” Click here for full story.


Week of August 22, 2018

Consuming Milk at Breakfast Lowers Blood Glucose Throughout the Day

Science Daily: “A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. A team of scientists found that milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with water, and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration.” Click here for full story.

How Eating Mushrooms May Improve Blood Sugar Control

Medical News Today: “A new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity.” Click here for full story.

Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target

Practice Update: “Little excess risk of death is seen for patients with Type 2 diabetes with five risk-factor variables within target ranges, according to a study published in the Aug. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.” Click here for full story.

Alarming Rise in Type 2 Diabetes in Young People

Medscape: “Type 2 diabetes rates among children and young people in England and Wales have continued to grow, latest figures show.” Click here for full story.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Incidence of Microvascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinology Advisor: “Bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes (T2D) was associated with half the incidence of microvascular disease at 5 years, including a lower incidence of nephropathy and retinopathy, compared with medical care, according to findings published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.” Click here for full story.

Tandem Diabetes Launches t:slim X2 Insulin Pump in U.S.

Seeking Alpha: “Tandem Diabetes Care [has announced] the U.S. commercial launch of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Basal-IQ technology, a low glucose suspend feature designed to reduce the frequency and duration of hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) events.” Click here for full story.


Week of August 15, 2018

Potential Target for Developing Obesity and Diabetes Treatment Identified

Science Daily: “A newly published study has identified a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes. The scientists studied the biological function of an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11), and determined that deleting it in mice stimulates the formation of brown adipose tissue.” Click here for full story.

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Heart Disease

WebMD: “People with Type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests.” Click here for full story.

Working Overtime Could Raise Women’s Diabetes Risk

Health24: “Working overtime at work and at home can be hazardous to women’s health.” Click here for full story.

Sensors, Smartphones Headline Tech That Helps Monitor Diabetes

Health Data Management: “Technology is offering new ways to help those with diabetes, or their loved ones, monitor the disease.” Click here for full story.

Age at type 1 diabetes diagnosis associated with CV, mortality risk

Healio: “Adults diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes before the age of 10 have a 30 times increased risk for heart disease and heart attack as young adults, according to new research in The Lancet.” Click here for full story.

Researchers Develop Wearable Technology for Diabetics

Gulf Times: “A research project has led to the development of wearable devices that could improve the prevention, management, and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.” Click here for full story.


Week of August 7, 2018


FDA Okays 14-Day Version of Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor

The FDA has approved Abbott’s Freestyle Libre 14-Day Flash Glucose Monitoring System, to replace the current 10-day version, as reported by Medscape. The Libre is now the longest-lasting continuous glucose monitor (CGM) on the US market. Click here for full story.


Saliva test could improve diabetes control and treatment

A simple saliva sample could replace blood tests to assess and monitor diabetes, finds a new study outlined by Science Daily. The most comprehensive analysis of proteins in saliva to date finds that these proteins reflect high blood sugar and associated disease processes in children and adolescents with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, long before the appearance of clinical symptoms. This could lead to better prediction and prevention of long-term complications of the disease. Click here for full story.


Sugar Spikes Common In People Without Diabetes

A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine shows that blood sugar levels in people without diabetes fluctuate more than they think. DLife reports that the researchers used continuous glucose monitoring devices instead of the traditional finger prick method to gather more accurate blood sugar levels. Click here for full story.


Higher glucose levels may be risk factor for dementia in older adults

A study findings highlighted by Healio, revealed that blood glucose level was the only cardiometabolic factor with consistently elevated mean levels among patients with dementia compared with controls up to 14 years before diagnosis. Click here for full story.


This Man Says a ‘Rare Gene’ Cured His Type 1 Diabetes. Experts Are Skeptical

Live Science reports, about eight years ago, Darkes said, doctors diagnosed him with type 1 diabetes, but early last year, routine finger-prick tests showed his blood-sugar levels were normal, so doctors advised him to stop his insulin injections. Click here for full story.

Originally Published May 14, 2023

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