Lifestyle & Diet

Oily Fish May Reduce Diabetes Risk

People who reported eating two or more servings per week of oily fish, such as sardines, had a 22% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a large study in the U.K. Read more

Diabetes and Hot Weather Exercise

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing heat stress during outdoor activities, especially during hot and humid summer weather. Both people with type 1 diabetes and people with type 2 diabetes may have impaired body heat regulation. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares tips on keeping safe during hot weather exercise. Read more

Time-Restricted Eating May Help Reduce Nighttime Hypertension

Time-restricted eating refers to a diet plan in which eating is restricted to a specific period of time during the day. Researchers say time-restricted eating may be able to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension. Elevated blood pressure during the night has been linked to increased cardiovascular risk. Read more

“Gamifying” Helps Diabetes Patients Improve Physical Activity Rate

Creating treatment interventions that made diabetes management more like a game helped patients who had diabetes and overweight or obesity improve their physical activity levels, researchers found, although it did not seem to help them manage their blood glucose or lose weight. Read more

Under Brand Name Wegovy, a Doubled Dose of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a 2.4 mg/week subcutaneous dose of the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide for weight loss in people who have obesity, or overweight with a related health complication. Semaglutide is already in use to treat type 2 diabetes, but the approval for this drug, to be sold under […]

How Hot, Humid Summer Weather Can Affect People with Diabetes

Soaring summer temperatures can make anyone sluggish and uncomfortable, especially when accompanied by high humidity. But people with diabetes may be at greater risk for some negative effects of hot weather. One example is that people with diabetes tend to more easily suffer from dehydration. Read more

Teenage Obesity Increases Adult Diabetes Risk

Teenagers with overweight or obesity may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack when they reach their 30s and 40s, even if they lose weight in adulthood, a recent study says. Read more

Probiotics for Type 2 Diabetes

Previous research has found there tends to be a decrease in gut flora in patients with prediabetes and T2DM compared to people without these conditions. A recent study suggests that probiotic supplementation with certain strains of naturally occurring gut bacteria may help improve glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Read more

Exercises for Aging Well

Exercise is an important component of maintaining good health, particularly for people with diabetes. Some of us find it harder to exercise as we grow older and our bodies change, but maintaining a good exercise program is even more important to keep our bodies strong and support independent living. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg […]

A Potential New Type 2 & Weight Loss Drug

Pharma company Eli Lilly recently announced results of clinical trials for their new diabetes drug, Tirzepatide. The drug acts by mimicking the functions of incretin hormones, and would be a new type of medication to treat type 2 diabetes. It shows promise for improving blood glucose levels and helping achieve weight reduction. Read more

Diabetes & Poor Sleep a Dangerous Combination

People with diabetes who experienced difficulty falling or staying asleep were almost 90% more likely to die of any cause over the next nine years than people who did not have diabetes or sleep problems, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Sleep Research. Read more

A New Weight Loss Combination Treatment

Researchers say a drug combination that can contribute to weight management, cagrilintide and semaglutide, has shown effectiveness in bodyweight reduction, even without lifestyle, diet, physical activity changes or surgery. Read more

Traditional Diets Can Play a Role in Diabetes Care

Some regional diets, like the Mediterranean diet, have been shown to be more beneficial for diabetes patients than the standard American diet. Nutrition professionals are now looking more closely at the health benefits of other traditional and heritage diets, to better support the physical and quality of life needs of diverse diabetes patients. Read more

How High Glycemic Index Foods Affect the Heart

The “glycemic index” refers to how much 50 grams of carbohydrates raise blood glucose, depending on the specific food eaten. There is plenty of evidence that a low glycemic index diet helps in prevention and treatment of diabetes. However, there has been limited data on how lower and higher glycemic index foods affect risk for […]

Study: Women Want Post-Gestational Diabetes Support

Women who experienced gestational diabetes during their pregnancies would welcome support in helping them maintain a healthy diet and do more physical activity after pregnancy in order to reduce future diabetes risk, a study in the United Kingdom found. Read more

Can a Bacteria Help Treat Diabetes?

Researchers studying gut bacterial were able to isolate four different types of bacteria responsible for either increasing or decreasing the negative impact that can be caused by a typical American diet. The researchers found that patients with diabetes may benefit from adding foods that contain a particular gut bacteria to their diets. Read more

Could Higher Vitamin D Dosage Prevent Type 2?

A new analysis of the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study says that a daily supplementation of 100 μg (4,000 units) of vitamin D3, which would increase blood levels of vitamin D to higher levels than those considered adequate for bone health, may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in adults with […]

Changes in Waist Size Linked to Heart Issues

Obesity is a major risk factor for both cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes. Both BMI and waist circumference are frequently used as gauges of obesity; however, their relationship to weight loss’s effects on different health outcomes has not been well studied. A recent study adds data linking increases in one’s waist circumference to […]

Weight Loss or Physical Activity – is One More Important for Preventing Type 2?

The US Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) multicenter trial established nearly 20 years ago that it is possible to delay or prevent prediabetes from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes. The DPP trial places greater emphasis on weight loss over physical activity, but is that emphasis in the right place? Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg examines […]

Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Manage Diabetes?

Research has found people who follow an intermittent fasting eating plan have increased adiponectin levels and decreased leptin levels in the body, which can help those struggling with insulin resistance. Read more