Type II

Sugar Substitutes and Type 2

Many people who drink lots of sugary beverages typically switch to diet sodas when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, because they have no sugar and are supposed to be “healthier.” However, new evidence is showing that diet soda may actually contribute to a person’s diabetes. Read more

All About Double Diabetes

Double diabetes or double disease (DD) refers to having type 1 diabetes (T1D) along with insulin resistance, a characteristic of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Clear criteria to define this group of patients is not very well established. Read more

Type 2 Remission through Moderate Weight Loss

Losing as little as 10% of body weight within the first few years following a type 2 diabetes diagnosis can actually send the condition into remission — that is, a decrease or even disappearance of symptoms, allowing people to cease taking medication — according to a new study. Read more

Liraglutide and Gall Bladder Issues

In addition to glycemic control, liraglutide also promotes weight loss, which can be helpful in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, development of gallstones may be a common side effect in patients that are on liraglutide for the treatment of their type 2 diabetes. Read more

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Thyroid hormones are essential for carbohydrate metabolism, thus, thyroid dysfunctions can influence the development of type 2 diabetes. A large, nation-wide study investigated the effects of thyroid disorders on the occurrence of type 2 diabetes. Read more

FDA Approves Oral Semaglutide for Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication, Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets, for use in controlling blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. Rybelsus is the first medication in the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor class that does not need to be injected to be approved […]

New Eye Scan Could Help Predict Diabetes

New research says that specialist analysis of the lens in the eye can predict which patients may develop type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or prediabetes. The study used a newly developed biomicroscope which can detect advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the eye via a simple scan. Read more

Shorter People at Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Taller people are at less risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Germany. For every 10 centimeters of additional height, there was a 41% reduced risk of type 2 in men and a 33% reduced risk in women, after adjusting to remove the potential effects of age, education, lifestyle, and waist […]

Are Rates of Type 2 Stabilizing?

A new study suggests that the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilizing, or even falling, in many countries. The analysis looked at 47 studies from the mid-1960s through 2014, from the U.S., Canada, and multiple European countries. One third of the groups studied between 2006 and 2014 saw a reduction […]

Gene Editing for Obesity and Diabetes?

Researchers are looking into the possibility of using a modified CRISPR gene editing technique to target fat cells, potentially improving weight loss by exploiting how cells use their genetic code. Read more

Healthcare Provider Empathy Affects Mortality

New research examined the association between provider empathy in the first year of type 2 diabetes diagnosis and incidence of cardiovascular events and all-cause-mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes over ten years. Read more

Study Looks at Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes Remission

A recent study compared intensive exercise-based lifestyle interventions versus standard therapy to see which, if either, performed better in achieving sustained diabetes remission. Read more

Two Diabetes Drugs Show Benefits for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes. A recent study showed that the diabetes medications liraglutide and sitagliptin, in combination with metformin, can improve intrahepatic lipid and therefore benefit NAFLD. Read more

Treating PTSD can Reduce Type 2 Risk

Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that successfully reduces symptoms may also help reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have found. PTSD is associated with increased risk of type 2, possibly due to the high rates of obesity, glucose dysregulation, inflammation, metabolic syndrome and depression among those diagnosed with PTSD. Read more

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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