Type II

Brush Your Teeth to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Tooth brushing as well as good overall oral hygiene can reduce inflammatory reactions due to periodontal disease. This can help reduce diabetes risk as systemic inflammation contributes to developing the disease. Read more

Does Aspirin Help Prevent Dementia in Type 2?

A large study serves compared and evaluated whether low-dose aspirin is effective when used long-term as the prevention of dementia for both females and males. Read more

Diabetes and COVID-19

People with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they contract the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has guidance on what the coronavirus means for people with diabetes, and some tips on how best to protect yourself during this pandemic. Read more

Many with Type 2 Delay Insulin, to their Cost

More than 40% of people with type 2 diabetes initially decline insulin therapy recommended by their doctors, and compared with those who began insulin therapy, those who refused had worse glycemic control, and took longer to achieve healthier blood sugar levels , according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Read more

Many People with Type 2 Would Benefit from Better Sleep

Sleep abnormalities and disorders are not uncommon in type 2 diabetes patients, and can have negative effects on their condition, including contributing to poor glucose levels. Read more

Weight Loss Can Restore Beta-Cell Function in Type 2

Losing enough weight to enter diabetes remission can also restore normal beta-cell capacity in adults with type 2, according to research published in Diabetes Care. This is hopeful news, as it had previously been thought that beta cell function was irreversibly lost in developing type 2 diabetes. Read more

How to Lower Life Insurance Premiums When You Have Type 2

Many of the same steps you use to manage your diabetes may also help you reduce your premiums, such as taking steps to control your blood sugar and attempting to reach and maintain a healthy weight.  Read more

Undiagnosed Type 2 Increases Risks in Pregnancy

Missing a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes before pregnancy can lead to complications during pregnancy and delivery for mothers and babies, researchers say. Once a woman becomes pregnant, it is harder to distinguish between type 2 and gestational diabetes. Read more

Passive Smoking Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Exposure to passive smoking (secondhand smoke) over a prolonged period can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, and toxic chemicals involved in cigarettes gravely interfere with glucose metabolism, researchers found. Read more

Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise in Young People

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found an alarming increase of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers. The study found type 2 cases increased by seven percent in the last 10 years, with the number of type 1 cases also rising. Read more

New Nutrient Tablet May One Day Aid Appetite Control

Researchers are working on a pill designed to release nutrients rapidly into the small intestine and stimulate the release of GLP-1 and several other appetite-suppressing hormones, mimicking what happens after gastric bypass surgery. A clinical trial studied the effects of the ingestion of a single dose of a nutrient pill in patients with obesity and […]

Regular Thyroid Tests with Any Type of Diabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) already recommends thyroid testing for people with type 1 diabetes, but a new analysis suggests that thyroid dysfunction is common in people with diabetes regardless of type, and that biochemical thyroid screening should be routine for people with type 2 as well as type 1. Read more

Can Menopause Hormone Therapy Help Prevent Type 2?

Menopausal hormone therapy is not approved for the prevention of type 2 diabetes because its risks may outweigh the benefits in many cases. But according to Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, it should not be withheld from women with increased risk of type 2 diabetes who seek treatment for their menopausal symptoms. Read more

Study Finds A Potential Way to Reverse Type 2

In a pair of related studies, researchers at Yale have found a potential way to reverse type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis in mice, and have shown that the underlying processes could also be effective in people. Read more

Does Ultra-Processed Food Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Ultra-Processed food (UPF) has become widespread in Western cultures in the last century. Ultra-Processed foods include a vast range of food that contains very distinctive nutrient profiles. The French NutriNet-Sante studied 104,707 French adults to assess “the interrelationship between the consumption of Ultra-Processed food and the risk it has on type 2 diabetes.” Read more

Diabetes Drug Can Harm Heart

Rosiglitazone, a drug originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 under the name Avandia. The drug has already been suspended in Europe and restricted in use in the US due to concerns about how it may affect heart health, but the strength […]

Department of Veterans Affairs Keto Trial Causes Controversy

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with Silicon Valley startup Virta Health Corp. to test the popular “Keto” diet. Virtua claims the diet provides treatment “clinically-proven to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes” without medication or surgery, but some diabetes experts are skeptical and find the company’s partnership with the federal […]

More About New Triple Therapy Tablet

The FDA recently approved Trijardy XR, a tablet that combines three previously approved medications to treat type 2 diabetes: empagliflozin, a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, linagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitor, and metformin hydrochloride, a biguanide. The advantage of combining these agents is that they each have a different mechanism of action, so they lower blood […]

The Diabetes-Cancer Link

The link between cancer and diabetes is not entirely understood, but biological mechanisms linking diabetes and cancer include hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, oxidative stress, dysregulations of sex hormones, and chronic inflammation. Although there is a known risk for cancer for people with diabetes, routine checks are still absent, and the potential of early detection and treatment of […]

Benefits of Going Plant-Based for Type 2

Plant-based diets have potential benefits in preventing or managing several major chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer by improving insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and reducing long term weight gain.  Plant foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and consumption of plant foods helps lower the consumption of red and […]