Barley improves blood sugar levels & reduce appetite

Barley can rapidly improve people’s health by reducing blood sugar levels and risk for diabetes, revealed by researchers. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibres found in barley, which can also help reduce people’s appetite and risk for cardiovascular disease. “It is surprising yet promising that choosing the right blend of dietary … Read more

Potato consumption before pregnancy may raise diabetes risk during pregnancy

Women who eat more potatoes before pregnancy may have higher rates of gestational diabetes — the form that occurs during pregnancy — compared to women who consume fewer potatoes, suggests a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. The researchers propose that substituting potatoes with other vegetables, legumes or whole grains may help lower gestational diabetes … Read more

Tresiba & Ryzodeg – long-acting insulins approved in US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Tresiba and Ryzodeg are long-acting insulins. Long-acting insulins play an essential role in the treatment of patients with type-1 diabetes and in patients with type-2 diabetes … Read more

Four eggs per week lowers type 2 diabetes risk

Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes — Four eggs per week lowers type 2 diabetes risk – Four eggs per week lowers type 2 diabetes risk revealed by researchers from University of Eastern Finland in a new study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, highlighting the benefit of egg consumption in controlling type 2 diabetes.

Dexcom’s G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system approved for kids

FDA approves pediatric use of Dexcom’s G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the expanded use of the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Monitoring System for patients with diabetes ages 2 to 17 years. The G4 Platinum System, which monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, had been approved for patients ages 18 and older.

Chocolate, tea and berries may protect from diabetes

Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetes – Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes. Findings reveal that high intakes of these dietary compounds are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation.

Diabetes duration and advancing age independently predict diabetes complications

Duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes complications, risk of death – The duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes severity and risk of death in older adults with type 2 diabetes. In a new study led by Kaiser Permanente and the University of Chicago, researchers investigated contemporary rates of diabetes complications and risk of death then contrasted them across categories of age and duration of diabetes.

Metformin needs to interact with insulin to be effective – secret known

McMaster scientists unlock secrets of diabetes drug — How and why metformin needs to interact with insulin to be effective – About 120 million people around the world with Type 2 diabetes – and two million in Canada – take the drug metformin to control their disease. While doctors know metformin needs to interact with insulin to be effective, and that it can’t lower blood sugar on its own, no one has been able to explain how and why this happens.

Antipsychotic drugs may cause diabetes in children with mood or behavior disorders

Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk – Ceratin antipsychotic medications prescribed to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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