Lifestyle & Diet

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

Timing of Exercise May Affect Its Benefits for Men

Researchers say the time of day at which men with type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight performed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity made a difference in their cardiovascular fitness and health risks. They did not find the same effect in women who participated in the study. Read more

Can Type 1 Diabetes Be Prevented?

Both genetic and environmental risk factors play a vital role in whether a person develops type 1 diabetes. A study looked at the impact of modifiable risk factors, such as obesity, in people who had high genetic risk for type 1. Read more

Does Eating Meat Increase Diabetes Risk?

Eating high amounts of red meat has already been linked with some forms of cancer. British researchers investigating whether meat consumption was linked to other diseases found that consumption of red meat, processed meat and poultry, either alone or together, at least three times a week was linked to a greater risk of nine different […]

Intermittent vs. Continuous Calorie Restriction

A recent study compared the effects of intermittent energy restriction (IER) or continuous energy restriction (CER) on participants with overweight or obesity, to see which has a more significant effect on weight loss. IER consisted of periods of a low energy diet of 500 to 600 kcal, alternating with periods of unrestricted food intake, versus […]

Diabetes Among Factors that Cause 2/3 of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

About 64% of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 had one or more of four underlying conditions, researchers say: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. This reinforces other studies which have found these conditions are strongly linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes. Read more

Training Low-Carb and Competing High-Carb

Some athletes now embrace a strategy called “low CHO availability“ to potentially improve their performance, which involves training low-carb and competing high-carb — periodically doing endurance training with reduced carbohydrate availability, but competing without carbohydrate intake restrictions. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg takes a closer look at the implications. Read more

Once-Weekly Semaglutide May Assist with Weight Loss

The diabetes drug semaglutide, administered once-weekly subcutaneously and used in conjunction with lifestyle modifications, helped people with overweight or obesity achieve sustained, significant reductions in body weight. Read more

Social Deprivation Increases Risk for Diabetic Foot Complications

People who suffer from social deprivation, which can be caused by factors including poverty and mental illness, and who have type 2 diabetes are at greater risk for complications of diabetic foot disease, including diabetic foot ulcers, lower limb amputation, and gangrene. Read more

Can Potatoes Be Part of a Diabetes-Friendly Diet?

Limiting intake of high-carbohydrate foods like pasta, breads and potatoes, has long been a staple of diabetes lifestyle management. However, a recent study of people with type two diabetes suggests that eating white potatoes may not be incompatible with a healthy diabetes diet after all, as consuming potatoes did not affect the study participants’ blood […]