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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

January 24, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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MRI eases Diabetes Detection

January 19, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study from the Harvard Medical School suggested the use of noninvasive imaging (MRI) in the early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diabetes. The study was performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first study to use MRI in diabetes research.

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Fiber-Rich Diet Recommended for Diabetics

January 13, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doctors, dietitians, and other medical practitioners found that dietary fiber is effective in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and are now recommending it as an important component of the diet of a person with diabetes. As published in Diabetes Care, lower inflammatory markers and liver fat deposition were seen with increased dietary fiber.

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Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

December 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

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Joint Replacement Outcomes Differ in Diabetes Types

December 16, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to study findings presented during the meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, California, those with type 1 diabetes who undergo total hip or knee replacement fare worse than those with type 2 diabetes, who in turn fare worse than those without diabetes.

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Gestational Diabetes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

December 15, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having diabetes in pregnancy — or gestational diabetes — may save women from developing breast cancer later in life.

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Aerobic, Resistance Training for Type 2 Diabetes

December 1, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Adults with type 2 diabetes who participate in aerobic exercise can experience improvements in HbA1c levels, body composition, and overall fitness.

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Snoring an Indicator of Diabetes

November 29, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Snoring may be more than just a sign of tiredness: a recent study from Yale University showed that people who snore heavily had a 50% greater chance of developing diabetes, compare to those who sleep silently.

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Pre-Diabetes Timebomb Warning

November 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes UK warned around 7 million people in the UK who have early warning signs of diabetes about the long-term damage if they would not change .2 their unhealthy lifestyle. “People with higher than normal blood sugar levels are 12 times more at risk in developing full-blown type 2 diabetes,” Diabetes UK chief executive Douglas Smallwood said.

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Red Wine Compound Lowers Blood Sugar

November 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that resveratrol—a compound present in red wine—is a promising treatment for type 2 diabetes. However, the researchers were also quick to add that drinking wine or taking resveratrol supplements won’t do diabetic people any good either.

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