03 October 2016

FDA Approves First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Type 1 Diabetes

Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first automated insulin delivery system -- a so-called "artificial pancreas" -- for people with type 1 diabetes.
Source:  WebMD
26 September 2016

Type 2 diabetes – Early detection a key factor in treatment

What’s the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. “The phrase I use is prevention by detection,” said Dr. Joseph Aloi, professor and section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Source:  The News Star
19 September 2016

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes, NIH study finds

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes. Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to an analysis of pregnancy records. Conversely, a separate analysis found that women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to report postpartum depression six weeks after giving birth, compared to a similar group of women who did not develop gestational diabetes.
Source:  NIH
12 September 2016

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study

Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report. People who were already at risk of type 2 diabetes complications were randomly selected to continue with their normal treatment or to be placed in an aggressive and multipronged treatment group.
Source:  HealthDay
06 September 2016

Possible New Benefit For Metformin Users

Many people with type 2 diabetes take the drug metformin to control their blood sugar levels. But now, new research suggests that his drug may also benefit type 1 diabetics, by slowing down the progression of heart disease.
Source:  Battle Diabetes
29 August 2016

Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure. The findings stem from a review of 17 studies conducted around the world. Each assessed a possible link between blood pressure and dirty air related to common pollutants, such as vehicle exhaust, coal burning and airborne dirt or dust.
Source:  WebMD
15 August 2016

9 Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them

People with diabetes should first make sure that they have a regular eating routine. Having a source of fiber, slow-digesting carbohydrate, lean protein, and healthy fat with each meal helps to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. People should limit quick-digesting carbohydrates like white bread and pasta. Instead, they should opt for slower-digesting carbohydrates with extra nutrients like vegetables, whole grains, beans, and berries. These cause a smaller spike in blood sugar.
Source:  Medical News Today
25 July 2016

A Third of US Teens with Diabetes Don’t Know They Have It

About a third of U.S. teens with diabetes don't know they have the condition, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed information from more than 2,600 adolescents ages 12 to 19 who were tested for diabetes at some point from 2005 to 2014, as part of a national health survey conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants underwent three tests of their blood glucose levels, and a person was considered to have diabetes if at least one test showed the individual had the condition.
Source:  Live Science