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Salsalate Reduces Glycemia

July 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Salsalate, a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication which is similar to aspirin, is found to substantially reduce glycemia and lower inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes in obese young adults. Earlier studies connect inflammation in the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Rises with Environmental Pollution

July 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a report published in the journal the Lancet, British scientists warn that environmental pollution may increase diabetes risk. Researchers at the University of Cambridge found a link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and insulin resistance. According to the report, peer reviewed research shows that individuals with high levels of POPs in their blood were at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

July 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis.

Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one of the first true insights into the role of the liver in the metabolic syndrome and provides guidance for future therapies,” said senior study investigator Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, an internationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism.

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Study Warns Caffeine Raises Blood Sugar

July 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Limiting coffee intake could help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, examined how caffeine affects blood sugar levels in a small group of patients with diabetes. Using a tiny glucose monitor embedded under the abdominal skin, researchers monitored continuously the glucose levels of 10 people, with the average age of 63, throughout the study. Results showed that caffeine caused an increase in blood glucose levels throughout the day, especially after meals.

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Oral Insulin Spray show good Metabolic Control

June 28, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Early results of an ongoing study show that replacing just one daily injection of regular insulin with Generex Oral-lyn – the oral insulin spray introduced in the market abroad last year – significantly improves metabolic control in the same manner as intensively monitored standard therapy. » Continue Reading

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Pancreas Cell Transplant

June 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Success rate for the Edmonton protocol, or the transplantation of processed pancreas cells for type 1 diabetic patients, has improved from two percent in its initial testing to a significant 80 percent in a later study. However, researchers still face the challenge of making the technique effective for a longer time frame. » Continue Reading

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Many Diabetics skip Medicines

June 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As much as 21 percent of people with diabetes do not regularly take their blood sugar lowering, blood pressure lowering or cholesterol lowering pills, according to a study involving 11, 532 diabetes patients. » Continue Reading

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Wholly Good Whole-Grain Breakfast

June 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new US study says eating whole-grain breakfast cereal reduces the risk of heart failure. “The significant health benefits of whole-grain cereal are not just for kids but also for adults. A whole-grain, high-fiber breakfast may lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol and prevent heart attacks,” said the study’s main author Dr. Luc Djousse of the Harvard Medical School in Boston .

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The Glycemic Index

June 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

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