Alogliptin Prevents the Progression of Atherosclerosis in Type 2 Diabetes Patients


When treating patients with type 2 diabetes, it is important to reduce the risk of developing Editcardiovascular disease (CVD). Previous studies have shown that higher HbA1c values are risk factors for CVD. However, previous studies have not shown that glycemic control or treatment with any oral hypoglycemic agent reduces incidence of CVD.

Diabetes Mine – All About Diabetes and Cannabis


What do we really know about diabetes and marijuana? A fair amount, it turns out, although much of it is anecdotal rather than solid scientific evidence.

New Lifestyle Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes Released to Endocrinologists


Who tells doctors what to do? Lots of important organizations that help them organize their work. For example, endocrinologist organizations AACE/ACE recently published an updated version of their strategy recommendations (what they call their “algorithm”) for treating type 2 diabetes.

Bigfoot Biomedical Reveals Its Automated Insulin Delivery System


At the Health 2.0 Conference in early January, Bigfoot Biomedical CEO Jeffrey Brewer shared more product details and timeline information on Bigfoot’s automated insulin delivery system than ever before.

Statins doubles risk of diabetes concludes 10-year study


The research, published in a leading journal examined 25,970 patients over ten years and discovered statin users had a higher incidence of diabetes and also weight gain. Patients using the drugs also had more than double the risk of diabetic complications including eye, nerve and kidney damage.

Intermittent Fasting and Its Beneficial Effects On The Body


Research and a sit down with Dr. Mark Mattson at the NIH, shows intermittent fasting is resurfacing as a medical treatment used in certain comorbidities, rather than medication. Fasting means to eat only small meals, or none at all, for long periods of time. This can be done every day or even one day a […]

What Nutritionists Eat For Dinner When They Don’t Feel Like Cooking


Even nutritionists, who spend their careers helping people make healthy food choices, sometimes come home exhausted and reach for a frozen pizza — or something from a can. Eating homemade meals is a healthy habit, but it’s not always possible.

The Race Toward an Artificial Pancreas: Where Are We Today?


While we will not see a true artificial pancreas (AP) – a closed-loop insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system – come to market in 2016, we are so close we can artificially taste it.

A Science-Backed Way to Develop Incredible Self-Control

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Over the last decade, a surge of research has emerged in science publications about the psychological and physiological benefits of ancient Eastern mindfulness meditation. Newer research now documents that different forms of mindfulness practice–seated and walking meditations, scanning and relaxing tension through the body, and breathing awareness–may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms as […]

AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test


The A1C sometimes referred to as the Hemoglobin A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin, glycated Hemoglobin and HbA1C measures your husband’s average glucose from 60 to 90 days. When your husband tests his blood sugar with a blood glucose meter, this only tells him what his glucose level is at that moment in time. It does not accurately […]

WebMD – Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk


Though prior research warns that sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that “catch-up” sleep might reverse that risk — at least in the short-term.

10 Big Deals in Type 1 Treatment in 2015


Type 1 treatments that once seemed far-fetched have taken major steps forward. We’ve seen continued commercialization of pump technology based on artificial pancreas algorithms, good news on the future of stem cell treatments and beta cell transplants, expansion in treatment options, and real competition among insulin manufacturers.

NYT – Ask Well: Eating With Diabetes

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When people receive a diabetes diagnosis, they’re often told to eliminate sugar-sweetened soda and desserts from their diet. But people can work with a diabetes educator to develop an eating plan that includes these and other favorite foods

The Artificial Pancreas: Final Tests Underway This Year


Final tests to measure the safety and efficacy of an artificial pancreas are set to take place in early 2016, according to researchers from the University of Virginia Health System.

NPR – Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life


I’m often asked for medical advice by friends, family members, even new acquaintances: What about this diet? What should I do about this symptom? What about this medication?

ADA issues new diabetes guidelines for 2016


The ADA’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes “is intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested individuals with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care,” says the introduction to the 2016 edition.

Research: Does Eating ‘Healthy’ Make You Eat More?


A new study from Cornell Food & Brand Lab found that when people eat what they consider to be healthy foods, they are more likely to overeat – mainly because they associate “healthy” with less filling, the study found.

Is the Rate of Diabetes Growth Slowing Down in the US?


The government organization recently posted 2014 data on annual new diabetes diagnoses in the US. Last year, there were 1.4 million new cases of diagnosed diabetes in adults (18-79 years), marking the fifth straight year of decline from a peak in 2009 at 1.7 million. While this decline has been happening over five years, 2014 […]

Novo Nordisk’s New Insulin Tresiba to Take on Lantus


Novo Nordisk’s insulin degludec injection, known by the brand name Tresiba, met with FDA approval in late September. It is expected to be available to patients with a doctor’s prescription in the first few months of 2016, according to Novo Nordisk’s chief medical officer for North America, Dr. Todd Hobbs.

Can Alcohol and Diabetes mix?


While we certainly don’t need alcohol to socialize, many enjoy having it as part of a social occasion. So does being diagnosed with diabetes require you to bow out of joining in the holiday cheer?

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