Lifestyle & Diet

Green Tea, Coffee Could Lengthen Your Life

Daily consumption of both green tea and coffee is linked to a lower risk of dying in people with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. The researchers found that drinking 4 or more cups of green tea, plus 2 or more cups of coffee, […]

Diabetes Followed by Weight Loss Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Weight loss is frequently recommended for people who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but weight loss after new-onset diabetes may increase risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers say. The researchers suggest screening for pancreatic cancer in patients with diabetes and weight loss. Read more

Does Loneliness Increase Risk for Type 2?

A recent study assessed loneliness by asking more than 4,000 adults without type 2 diabetes how often they felt isolated or lacking companionship. Participants were followed up for about 10 years to see how many developed diabetes. By the end of the study, loneliness was associated with 46 percent greater odds of developing type 2 […]

Why an Early Bedtime is Best for People with Type 2

Researchers have found that going to bed early may be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 who were night owls, staying up late and rising later in the morning, were less likely to get adequate exercise than those who maintained earlier bedtimes, researchers say. Read more

Exercise Key to Prevent Diabetes from Leading to Heart Disease

Diabetes is a well known risk factor for heart disease, and cardiac issues are a major cause of death among people with diabetes. Researchers say they have found that exercise causes the release of small sequences of genetic code in the heart, called microRNA, which increase protein production to improve heart structure and function. Read […]

Can Breakfast Cereal Help Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Eating whole grain foods can help prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say. Even something as simple as having a bowl of whole-grain cereal or a piece of whole-grain toast for breakfast can reduce your long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Read more

How to Regain Fitness Post-Pandemic

What can people with diabetes do to prepare to reenter the fitness world once it’s safe to resume pre-pandemic lifestyles? The best way to be ready, says diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg, is to stay as active as possible by doing anything you can right now, at home, outside, or in another safe space. […]

Consuming Plant Protein May Lower Risk of Death

High-protein diets have increased in popularity and are touted by many as effective for weight loss, but there have been conflicting reports on whether there is a difference in health effects between plant-based and animal proteins. A recent study examined whether a primarily plant-based high protein diet could really be the secret to longevity. Read […]

Diet vs Gastric Bypass

Some studies have suggested that for people with type 2 diabetes, a form of bariatric surgery called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has beneficial metabolic effects, independent of weight loss. A new study looks at how the effects on diabetes of weight loss due to diet compare to weight loss from gastric bypass. Read more

Insomnia a Risk Factor for Type 2

Researchers say they have identified insomnia as a risk factor for increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Their conclusion came as part of a study that identified 34 factors that could either increase or decrease the risk for type 2. Read more

Fat Deposits around Heart Linked to Sugar Consumption

Diets high in sugar content have been associated with numerous diseases and health conditions besides diabetes and obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Researchers have now found that high sugar consumption is linked to higher fat volume around the heart, which leads to coronary heart disease, coronary artery […]

Noise Exposure Increases Hyperglycemia Risk

Studies have found an association between exposure to high noise levels and the activation of stress hormones such as cortisol, which reduces pancreatic insulin secretion and decreases insulin sensitivity throughout the body, leading to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This association is particularly dangerous for people with occupations that cause high levels of […]

Lifestyle Intervention Can Reduce Obesity-Related Cancer in Type 2

An intensive lifestyle intervention, designed to facilitate weight loss in adults with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes, lowers the incidence of obesity-related cancers by 16%. according to an analysis of findings from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial. Read more

Is the At-Home Workout the Wave of the Future?

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven many people away from traditional gyms and fitness centers. How are people coping with the transition to working out at home, and is the new home workout here to stay? Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares her thoughts. Read more

Eating Whole Grains Reduces Type 2 Risk

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that eating one to two portions of brown rice, bulgur, millet or buckwheat reduced people’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 29 per cent compared to those who ate few whole grains. The researchers also found that eating at least one serving of oatmeal […]

Technology Can Help Manage Depression

A high percentage of people with diabetes also suffer from depression. Cellphone apps can help to track symptoms of depression and help people with diabetes & depression and their caregivers manage the condition. Read more

Cinnamon May Slow Diabetes Progression

New research suggests supplemental cinnamon could improve fasting blood glucose and glucose tolerance among patients with prediabetes. Results of the 12-week study, which was conducted by an international team of investigators, indicate cinnamon could be a cost-effective approach to reducing progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes. Read more

Which Dietary Supplements are Effective for Diabetes?

In the United States, the dietary supplement industry is regulated very differently from pharmaceutical drugs. The FDA does not require evidence of efficacy and safety before a supplement can be sold in the marketplace. As a result, while thousands of dietary supplements are available for diabetes treatment, there is little evidence for their effectiveness. Now […]

How BMI in Childhood vs Adulthood Affects Diabetes Risk

High body mass index (BMI) in early life has been thought to increase the risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes as an adult. It is challenging to study, as many people who have larger body sizes are also larger in adulthood; it is unclear whether adulthood lifestyle changes can lessen the risks from childhood […]

“Metabolic Memory” of Poor Glucose Control Can Last a Lifetime

Researchers have found a strong association between early episodes of poor blood sugar control, epigenetic changes (which affect the activity of particular genes without altering their DNA sequences), and diabetic complications years later, even if patients subsequently had better glycemic control. Read more