Type II

Genetic Dyslipidemia and Type 2

Previous studies have had conflicting results on whether patients with familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) — a form of dyslipidemia that results in abnormally high levels of lipids — had a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes. Now a 15-year study has found patients with FCHL are a significantly higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. […]

A1c Management and Diabetes Costs

Researchers find that poor blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes increases health care costs both annually and in the long term. Health care costs were higher in those with higher hemoglobin levels, even when other conditions were taken into consideration. Read more

Gut Microbiome and Type 2

Researchers have shown increasing interest in examining how intestinal flora affects various health conditions. Three recent studies investigated how gut bacteria influence the development of type 2 diabetes. Read more

Too Much Glucagon May Contribute to Type 2

Glucagon is a pancreatic hormone which contributes to glucose production. A new study found that patients with type 2 diabetes secrete not only too little insulin but also too much glucagon, which contributes to poor blood glucose control. Read more

Predicting Vision Loss in Type 2

Visual impairments are a common complication of type 2 diabetes; vision loss is three times more likely to occur in patients with diabetes compared to those without. Yet to date, there has been limited data on the predictors of vision loss; a recent study sought to remedy that. Read more

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