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Week of June 18, 2018

 

Common Diabetes Drug Found Safe For Most Diabetics With Kidney Disease

New results from a large-scale study suggest that the oral diabetes drug metformin is safe for most diabetics who also have chronic kidney disease. As reported by Science Daily, investigators found that metformin’s association with the development of a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis was seen only among patients with severely decreased kidney function. Click here for full story.

 

Sleeping in a Light Room May Cause Type 2 Diabetes by Preventing The Production of Insulin, Study Finds

Research suggests that sleeping in a light room may cause Type 2 diabetes. The study, outlined by Daily Mail found that after spending just one night in a faintly-lit room, people had greater levels of insulin resistance. Click here for full story.

 

One Blood Test Might Be Enough to Diagnose Diabetes, Study Says

A new study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore suggests that one blood test might be enough to diagnose Type 2 diabetes. CBS News reported that this new research could save patients time and health care costs. Click here for full story.

 

Diabetes After 50 Could Be Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer, Study Says

A new study evaluated the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes based on the effects of mindfulness-based interventions. The Medical News Bulletin cite the acceptance and commitment therapy as being noteworthy. Click here for full story.

 

Week of June 11, 2018

 

Diabetes ‘Technological Wave’ Has Too Much Upside to Ignore: JP Morgan

According to analyst Robbie Marcus, “the diabetes space is currently experiencing its biggest technological wave of innovation.” As reported by CNBC, JP Morgan views the changes to glucose monitoring as a significant upside to the market. Click here for full story.

 

New Hope From The ‘Seven Year Switch’ in Type 1 Diabetes

Science Daily reports that a team at the University of Exeter Medical School found new research that shows the rapid decline in insulin production that is known to cause Type 1 diabetes continues to fall over seven years, and then begins to stabilize. Click here for full story.

 

Alcohol and Diabetes

Alcohol can both increase and decrease the levels of blood sugars, exacerbating pre-existing diabetic symptoms. News Medical Life Sciences, outlined the connections between alcohol and diabetes. Click here for full story.

 

High-Salt Diet May Kill Off ‘Good’ Gut Bacteria

Data from a new report outlined on Medical News Today suggests that high salt consumption may be killing certain gut bacteria. This “good” gut bacteria could contribute to high blood pressure and disease affecting the immune system. Click here for full story.

 

Can Mindfulness Promote The Well-Being of Diabetics?

A new study evaluated the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes based on the effects of mindfulness-based interventions. The Medical News Bulletin cite the acceptance and commitment therapy as being noteworthy. Click here for full story.

 

Week of June 4, 2018

 

 

Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study

A new large-scale study confirms the widely-accepted idea that nonnutritive sweeteners do not raise blood sugar. As outlined by U.S. News & World Report, the study concluded that artificial sweeteners alone won’t cause a spike in blood sugar. Click here for full story.

 

Metformin May Decrease Colorectal Cancer Risk Among Males With Diabetes

According to a retrospective cohort study detailed by Endocrinology Advisor, the long-term use of metformin is associated with decreased risk of men with diabetes getting colorectal cancer. Click here for full story.

 

Lower Blood Sugar Levels With Olive Oil

A research study conducted by a team from Sapienza University that could pave the way to new perspectives for the treatment of diabetes. Research Italy reports that there is a component in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil that could reduce post-prandial blood sugar levels. Click here for full story.

 

American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure

This Sunday, June 10th is the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. Director of the American Diabetes Association, Laura Greenaway joined CBS 6 News to discuss the events. Click here for full story.

 

Can 6 Weeks of CrossFit Training Help Ease Diabetes Symptoms?

Healthline investigated a recent study to see if a month and a half of intense exercise can actually improve the health of someone with diabetes. The study published in Experimental Physiology looked at an intensive CrossFit program and the effects it has on people with Type 2 diabetes. Click here for full story.

 

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