Omega 3 fatty acids reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes – High concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the world, including Finland.

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.

Eating red meat linked to type 2 diabetes

Red meat linked to greater diabetes risk — Increasing amount of red meat in your diet ‘can raise risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes – Eating more red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women. “Our results confirm the robustness of the association between red meat and T2DM and add further evidence that limiting red meat consumption over time confers benefits for T2DM prevention,” says author.

3 new drugs approved for type 2 diabetes in US

US FDA approves three new drug treatments for type 2 diabetes – Nesina, Kazano, and Oseni – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved three new related products for use with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes: Nesina (alogliptin) tablets, Kazano (alogliptin and metformin hydrochloride) tablets, and Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone) tablets.

Preventing kidney disease in diabetes may prolong life

Kidney disease accounts for most of the increased risk of dying early among diabetics — Preventing and treating kidney disease in those with diabetes could save lives – One in every 10 Americans has diabetes, and a third or more of those with the condition will develop kidney disease. That means almost 3 percent of Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease.

Thinner diabetics face higher mortality rate than heavier diabetics

Study compares rate of death following diabetes diagnosis among normal weight and overweight adults — Thinner diabetics face higher death rate — New-onset diabetics with normal BMI have higher mortality rate than heavier diabetics – American adults of a normal weight with new-onset diabetes die at a higher rate than overweight/obese adults with the same disease. A Northwestern Medicine study found that normal-weight participants experienced both significantly higher total and non-cardiovascular mortality than overweight/obese participants.

No heart attacks, strokes or cancer risk from long term insulin use in diabetes patients

McMaster study debunks belief insulin puts people with diabetes at risk of heart disease — International study involves more than 12,500 people in 40 countries over 6 years – Researchers at McMaster University have discovered that long-term insulin use does not harm people with diabetes or pre-diabetes or put them at risk of heart attacks, strokes or cancer. This is contrary to concerns that long-term use of insulin may cause heart disease, says Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, principal investigator of the study.

Low calorie diet improves heart function in diabetic obese patients

Restricted calorie diet improves heart function in obese patients with diabetes – A low-calorie diet eliminates insulin dependence and leads to improved heart function in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. It is striking to see how a relatively simple intervention of a very low calorie diet effectively cures type 2 diabetes mellitus. Moreover, these effects are long term.