Type II

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

Risk of Heart Failure with Diabetes Greater for Women

The fact that diabetes can contribute to heart failure has long been known, but new research suggests that the risk is much greater for women than for men. The researchers found that type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared to men, and type 2 diabetes was […]

Your Gender Affects Your Risk of Neuropathic Pain

A new study set out to examine how vitamin D deficiencies contribute to neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetes, but the researchers found a surprising result — that vitamin D levels didn’t matter nearly as much to the patients they were studying as did their gender, when it came to pain. Read more

Low Carb Diet May Reduce Type 2 Risk, Regardless of Weight Loss

Research from Ohio State University found that a low carb diet is helpful to people at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they don’t lose weight on the diet. The research looked at people with metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that can increase risk of developing issues like diabetes, heart disease […]

The “Diabetes Bone Paradox” in Type 2

Patients with type 1 diabetes are known to have low bone mineral density (BMD), increasing their risk for bone fractures. In contrast, patients with type 2 diabetes typically have higher BMD — which you might think should reduce their fracture risk. But in fact, people with type 2 have been found to also be at […]

Strength Training Benefit for Diabetes

A new study from Brazil has found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with obesity or diabetes. The liver is important in blood sugar management and the development of diabetes, as it produces, stores, and controls blood sugar levels. If the body produces too much fat, it […]

A Protein that Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Researchers found that in patients who had obesity or were insulin resistant, the gene for a specific glycoprotein, CD248, was upregulated, and the body was making more of the protein. They concluded that CD248 plays a role in the cellular processes that lead to insulin resistance. Read more

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

The results of a major study show that intensive weight management strategies and drug therapy can achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Patients who once suffered may be able to regain their previous quality of life and reduce their risk of secondary complications later down the line. Read more

FDA Approves Victoza for Treating Diabetes in Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat […]

PREVIEW Study: Preventing Type 2

PREVIEW is an international study examining which lifestyle interventions make a difference in preventing prediabetes from progressing to type 2. The study compared different weight loss and exercise strategies to find the best methods of slowing the development of type 2. Read more

Undetected Diabetes Could Double Heart Disease, Gum Disease Risks

It’s long been know that having diabetes contributes to the risk of both periodontitis (gum disease) and heart disease. Researchers recently looked at whether undetected blood sugar disorders (dysglycemia) and undetected diabetes contributed to the conditions, and found they effectively doubled the risk. Read more

Large Study Finds Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation has long been thought to be of potential benefit for preventing diabetes, but now the largest study to date has found that taking even the upper amount of recommended intake, 4000 international units (IU) per day, gives most people about the same chance of developing blood sugar problems as people who didn’t […]

High Intensity Exercise May Help Restore Heart Function in Type 2

Loss of heart function is one of the most serious conditions associated with type 2 diabetes. A small study found promising results for very high-intensity exercise in a group of type 2 patients. The participants engaged in exercise sessions that included 10 minutes of very high-intensity activity. After three months, the researchers found improved heart […]