Treating gum disease can help people with Type 2 diabetes manage blood sugar levels

A study funded by Diabetes UK has found that treating periodontitis (gum disease) could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels, and may reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications

Treating gum disease can help people with Type 2 diabetes manage blood sugar levelsResearchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute recruited 264 people with type 2 diabetes, all of whom had moderate to severe periodontitis. Half of the participants received intensive treatment for their gum disease, which involved deep cleaning their gums and minor gum surgery. The other half received standard care, involving regular cleaning and polishing of […]

Doing these six things can unknowingly raise your risk of having diabetes

If you consider yourself even a little health-savvy, you probably know the basic rules for keeping your type 2 diabetes risk as low as possible: Eat right, be active, and maintain a healthy weight. But guess what? Those aren’t the only things you can do

Doing these six things can unknowingly raise your risk of having diabetesBelieve it or not, there could be other factors at play that can up your odds for type 2 diabetes. And some of them are pretty surprising. Here, six things to watch for. Going gluten-free when you don’t have to Here’s more proof that you shouldn’t ditch the wheat, barley, and rye unless it’s truly […]

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulinA research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

This is how a diabetic patient should eat fruits

If you have diabetes, chances are someone has said that you are not allowed to eat fruit. This is not true; people with diabetes can eat fruit as part of their healthy eating plan. But, because fruit is a carbohydrate, it will affect your blood sugar and you cannot eat unlimited amounts. Also, it is important to monitor the timings during which you consume fruits

This is how a diabetic patient should eat fruitsCertain fruits may cause your blood sugars to spike at a quicker pace than others. The tricky part about eating with diabetes is that everyone responds to food differently. Consume fruit in its whole, natural form, and avoid syrups or any processed fruits with added sugar, which have the tendency to spike your blood sugar. […]

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture, any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone, than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds studyPeople with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]

Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, finds study

Avoiding animal products and eating a plant-based diet is a great way to keep type 2 diabetes under control, according to a study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care

Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, finds studyResearchers reviewed 11 studies (most of them randomised controlled trials, the gold standard in research) that included more than 400 mostly middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes. The average length of each study was about six months. People who followed a plant-based diet experienced significant improvements in blood sugar control, emotional health, quality of life, […]

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetesResults are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Other recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and glycaemic control, suggesting that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women aged 35 to 74 years, […]

How optimism may offer protection against type 2 diabetes

Some recent studies have suggested that a person’s psychology can also influence their diabetes risk

How optimism may offer protection against type 2 diabetesNew research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors -such as diet, physical activity, and weight – can be modified. Others, including ethnicity, genes, and age, cannot. Depressive symptoms, for […]

Non-obese, lean prone to type-2 diabetes: Study reveals

A recent study, published in a journal -- Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Research & Reviews, has found that non-obese and lean persons may be prone to type-2 diabetes. In India, nearly 20 to 30 percent diabetics are non-obese, and even some are lean

Non-obese, lean prone to type-2 diabetes: Study revealsA recent study has found that non-obese and lean persons may be prone to type-2 diabetes. The study found that while most diabetics in the West are also overweight and obese, in India, nearly 20 to 30 percent diabetics are non-obese, and even some are lean. The results of the study were published in a […]

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems, finds study

Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit - a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems, finds studyResearchers found that diabetic patients taking statins were 14% less likely to develop retinopathy than those who were not. And among patients who did develop retinopathy, statin therapy was associated with slower disease progression, according to Dr Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, a researcher at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues. Diabetes leads to retinopathy […]
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