Lifestyle & Diet

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 […]

Benefits of More Vigorous Physical Activity

Many studies have linked moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to improved health outcomes in patients, but there has been much debate as to whether more vigorous exercise has health benefits over performing moderate exercise for the same amount of time. Now, some researchers say including a higher percentage of vigorous physical activity as part […]

Six Everyday Habits that Can Affect Diabetes Risk

Changing simple behaviors such as skipping breakfast, sitting for long periods of time, alcohol consumption, and sleep patterns, can have a tremendous effect on your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers say. Read more

Managing the Festive Season with Diabetes

For those who celebrate Christmas or other winter holidays, this time of year can make managing your own or a family member’s diabetes more difficult, with an array of tempting food and drink available. Here are some tips, advice, and recipes to help celebrate safely. Read more

Holiday Meal Planning

Holiday meals and traditions don’t have to disrupt your diabetes control, the American Diabetes Association says. By planning ahead and preparing, you can still enjoy celebrating at this time of year. Read more

How What You Eat and Drink Affects Your Exercise

How well you are able to perform physically during exercise is affected by your intake of macronutrients — carbohydrate, fat, and protein — says diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg. Your performance affected by calorie intake both during an activity and when you are recovering from it. Read more

Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Diabetes Risk for Women

Women who are overweight who eat a Mediterranean style diet, rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30% compared to women who follow other eating patterns, researchers say. Read more

Lifestyle Changes for Children Who Aren’t Overweight Can Reduce Diabetes Rates

Researchers examined what effect changes in physical activity and diet would have on insulin resistance and blood glucose in children categorized as normal weight. The PANIC study found that the long-term effects of combined physical exercise and diet modification reduced future risk of developing diabetes. Read more