Diabetic Complications with Processed Food

March 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Rising mortality among diabetics could be blamed on the steady intake of nitrosamines found in processed and preserved food, and the environment. A recent study held at Little Falls, New Jersey by Dr. Suzanne de la Monte of the Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence found that nitrosamines, nitrates and nitrites are associated with insulin resistance. Her team also suggested that this chemical-infested food can actually induce DNA damage, oxidative stress, cell death and even cancer. » Continue Reading

Eye Damage in Type 1 Diabetes

March 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Michael Mauer, MD, has found a treatment that significantly slows the progression of eye injury in people with type 1 diabetes, a common complication caused by this disease. By administering an anti-hypertensive (medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure), Mauer and colleagues were able to slow progression of diabetic eye damage in more than 65 percent of participants involved in the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. » Continue Reading

Stop Type 2 Diabetes at Childhood

March 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There is an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical experts blame this condition on a culture steeped in junk food and inactivity that has led to more obese kids. » Continue Reading

Post-Surgical Risks for Diabetes

March 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, it was indicated that diabetics who would undergo total joint replacement are more at risk for complications after surgery due to their pre-existing health conditions. However, the study otherwise claimed that those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient has glucose levels under control. “We found that controlled glucose levels really do make a aifterence for the patient,” said study co-author Dr. Milford Marchant Jr., an orthopedic surgeon who conducted tne study with colleagues of the adult Reconstruction Section at Duke University Medical Center.

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Sleep Apnea link with Diabetes

March 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Results of a study indicate that there a a statistically significant association between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep. “Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disorder. REM-related OSA and s metabolic effects need to be nvestigated in more depth, and this can provide another unique avenue for intervention and control of type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Kamran Mahmood, one of the principal nvestigators of the study. » Continue Reading

Sleeping Troubles and Diabetes

March 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Trouble sleeping at night? A new study by the New England Research Institutes in collaboration with researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that men who sleep too much or too little are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

Insulin Pump with Glucose Monitor

March 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitoring system has recently gotten regulatory approval, according to the device maker Medtronic Inc. » Continue Reading

Gastric Stimulation Improves Glucose Control

March 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recent Austrian studies concluded that gastric stimulation could yield significant improvement in glycemic control among morbidly obese type 2 diabetes patients (ODM).

Bohdjalian et al (2009) recruited 24 ODM for a multicenter open-label European feasibility trial. Each of them were treated with insulin and/ or oral hyperglycemic agents and had a body mass index between 33.3 to 49.7 kg/m2. These participants were implanted laparoscopica ly with a TANTALUS system.

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More Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

March 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Medical Journal of Australia indicates that almost 30% of 14-year-old Australian children fall within a group identified as being at future increased risk of cardiovascular and lifestyle diseases with features of metabolic syndrome; including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. » Continue Reading

A Mom Against All Odds

March 14, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Cathelyn Sanchez, 32, a doting mother of two, is about to give birth to her first baby girl. However, she never thought that her third pregnancy would be difficult, as she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is like meeting a stranger for Cathelyn. Before learning of her condition, she didn’t realize she was expecting for the third time until she went to her OB-gyne to confirm her pregnancy. “I was three weeks delayed then,” Cathelyn says. When her doctor asked about her family history of  diabetes, Cathelyn admitted that her family had a history of the said disease. “My father has been diabetic for years and my grandmother died of the same disease,” she reveals.

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