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Week of February 27, 2019

Vitamin C Linked to Reduced Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes “Vitamin C supplementation is associated with improved blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, research suggests. A small Australian study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that people with type 2 diabetes who took a vitamin C tablet two times a day reduced their blood glucose spikes after meals by 36%.” Click here for full story.

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss

Medscape: “Interval training may result in greater weight loss than continuous exercise, with sprint interval training (SIT) the most effective, say researchers, who say interval training also may be easier for obese and older individuals to perform.” Click here for full story.


Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

WebMD: “The American Diabetes Association (ADA) state that eggs are a suitable food for people with diabetes. Having a low glycemic index score means that they have less of an effect on a person’s blood sugar levels.” Click here for full story.

Are Eggs Good for People With Diabetes?

Medical News Today: “The American Diabetes Association (ADA) state that eggs are a suitable food for people with diabetes. Having a low glycemic index score means that they have less of an effect on a person’s blood sugar levels.” Click here for full story.

4 Foot Problems Linked to Diabetes

Medical Daily: “When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you are more likely to experience various foot problems. There is also a much higher risk of complications — such as an amputation — compared to the rest of the population. Here are some problems you should get treated as soon as possible.” Click here for full story.

Oxygen-Tracking Method Could Improve Diabetes Treatment

Medical Xpress: “Transplanting pancreatic islet cells into patients with diabetes is a promising alternative to the daily insulin injections that many of these patients now require. These cells could act as a bioartificial pancreas, monitoring blood glucose levels and secreting insulin when needed.” Click here for full story.

Type 2 Diabetes: Eating Out? The Best Menu Choices to Prevent High Blood Sugar “Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by eating the right kind of diet, but it can be difficult to follow a strict diet when eating out. If you have diabetes, these are the best menu choices to prevent high blood sugar when dining at a restaurant.” Click here for full story.

Diabetes Linked to Back Pain

Science Daily: “People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, researchers have found.” Click here for full story.


Week of February 20, 2019

Increased Nut Consumption Lowers CV Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Healio: “Improved mortality rates and decreases in CVD among patients with type 2 diabetes were associated with a higher consumption of nuts, particularly tree nuts, according to data published in Circulation Research.” Click here for full story.

Human Cells Can Change Job to Fight Diabetes

Science Daily: “Traditional cell biology textbooks say that most cells can only differentiate to the same cell type, with the same function. It seems that some of these textbooks need to be rewritten, thanks to the new results by researchers at the University of Bergen and their international partners at Université de Genève (UNIGE), Harvard Medical School, Universiteit Leiden and the Oregon Stem Cell Center (OHSU).” Click here for full story.

I Have Gestational Diabetes. Now What?

WTOP: “During pregnancy the body goes through many changes and requires more insulin, which helps with control of blood sugar levels. Such changes sometimes leave a woman vulnerable to developing gestational diabetes — a type of the disease that occurs only during pregnancy.” Click here for full story.

Mother Says Son’s Diabetes Creates Daycare Dilemma

KTNV: “Finding affordable daycare in Las Vegas is a difficult task for any parent, but a local mother says things got even harder when businesses learned her son has Type 1 diabetes.” Click here for full story.


Week of February 6, 2019

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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