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Type 2, Menopause, and Sleep Problems

It’s been known that hormone changes can alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women’s sleep patterns. But little research about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during menopause had been done. Now, a new study on that topic concludes women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. […]

Tech Companies Look to Enter Diabetes Device Arena

Medical device maker Dexcom is partnering with both Apple and Google in development of new diabetes tech. Verily, a former Google life sciences company, is developing new hardware with Dexcom to continuously monitor blood sugar levels, while Apple is working with the company to build tools for its Watch and iPhone that will integrate with […]

Prebiotics May Help Children With Type 1

Studies have shown that patients with type 1 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota that can potentially harm glycemic control and intestinal permeability, therefore reducing insulin sensitivity. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that can be considered as “food” for probiotics in the gut, which together help encourage a healthy microbiome to support digestion and […]

NHS Will Offer Wearables to Many Brits at Risk of Type 2

Britain’s National Health Service plans to offer thousands of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes wearable tech to help monitor their exercise level. As many as 8,000 people may be given the devices, and will also have access to apps that allow them to access health coaches, support groups and educational materials, and […]

Misdiagnosis Common in Adults with Type 1

A recent study found that 38% of patients over the age of 30 who were initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes actually had type 1 diabetes. The patients were treated as type 2, without insulin, and half were still misdiagnosed 13 years later. Read more

Is Morning Exercise Safer with Type 1?

Working out first thing in the morning might be a safer option for people with type 1 diabetes who want to avoid blood glucose lows, according to a researcher who compared blood glucose responses in people with diabetes who lifted weights in the morning or in the afternoon. Read more

How Hormones Can Affect Your Exercise

The human body has only insulin to lower blood glucose, but it has five hormones that raise it. From a survival standpoint, your body is desperate to make sure you do not run out of blood glucose; it is not as concerned about you having too much. These hormones can have a major impact on […]

What is “Brittle” Diabetes?

Brittle diabetes — also called labile diabetes — is a term that describes particularly unstable type 1 diabetes; it typically refers to blood sugar (or blood glucose) levels that quickly swing from low (hypoglycemia) to high (hyperglycemia). Read more

Low Carb Diet has Benefits for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of risk factors that increase your risk for major health problems and heart disease such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure. A recent study found that a low-carbohydrate diet can not only reduce patients’ risk factors for metabolic syndrome, but also reverse the disease in previously diagnosed patients. Read […]

Obesity and Diabetes Increase Risk for Stillbirth

Pregnant women who have diabetes and obesity are more likely to suffer a stillbirth, according to researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh in the U.K., who studied a large population of mothers with diabetes in Scotland from 1998-2006. Read more

Mediterranean Diet May Delay Diabetes

The PREDIMED trial divided 7,000 participants between three diet plans: Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, and a low-fat control diet. The trial found that both versions of the Mediterranean diet resulted in a significantly lower rate of cardiovascular disease, and delayed the need for diabetes […]

Earlier Age of First Menstruation Tied to Diabetes Risk

A study of 15,000 women in China found that those who began menstruation at an earlier age had higher type 2 diabetes risk than those whose first menstruation occurred later in their teens, with higher BMI likely being a factor. Read more

The Impact of Sleep on Blood Glucose

A recent study found that sleeping too much and sleeping too little were both associated with glycemic values out of normal range in patients with prediabetes and recently diagnosed, untreated patients with diabetes. Short sleep times and shift work patterns were also found to be associated with higher BMI values. Read more

Fasting Glucose Levels Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

A new study that looked at patient data over more than 5 years found that the risk for pancreatic cancer increased continuously with increased fasting glucose levels, even in people who did not have diabetes. Read more

Metformin Lowers Risk of Dementia for Black Patients

Researchers found that metformin use was associated with a substantially lower risk for dementia among younger African-American patients with diabetes when compared with sulfonylurea, according to a recently published study. Read more

Plant-Based Diets Could Lower Type 2 Risk

Eating a plant-based diet can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers found. To be effective, the diet must rely on healthy plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, and minimize refined grains, starches and sugars. Read more

New Type of Diabetes Drug Performs Well in Phase 3 Trial

Imeglimin is the first in a new class of oral antidiabetic agents, the glimins. Imeglimin decreases hepatic glucose production, increases muscle glucose uptake, and improves pancreatic glucose-dependent insulin secretion. The drug performed well in combination with metformin in its latest trial. Read more

Turning 26 Poses Dangers for Young Americans with Type 1

Many young Americans with type 1 diabetes rely on their parents’ health insurance to cover the costs of insulin. Insulin’s price in the us has tripled from 2002 to 2013, and from 2012 to 2016, its average annual cost increased from $3,200 to $5,900. This means that young people who turn 26 and are no […]

Gastric Bypass Beneficial for Adolescents

Researchers have found that the benefits of gastric bypass surgery may be even greater for adolescents with diabetes and obesity than they are for adults. The study findings report that adolescents were 27% more likely than adults to have remission of diabetes after the surgery, and also showed greater reduction in hypertension than adults did. […]

Risk of Heart Failure with Diabetes Greater for Women

The fact that diabetes can contribute to heart failure has long been known, but new research suggests that the risk is much greater for women than for men. The researchers found that type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared to men, and type 2 diabetes was […]



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