An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Scientists have found that eating just one apple a day can lower your risk of diabetes by 28%.  But that’s not all.
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Diabetes medications (Actos, Avandia, Byetta, Januvia, Janumet, Bydureon, Victoza, and others) are no substitute for a diabetes education and treatment program that includes diet, exercise and the right supplements like chromium or foods that contain nutrients vital to pancreatic function - especially when the risk of these drugs is examined. Medications are just a Band-Aid compared to a healthy diet and carb control, exercise and weight loss, but it’s often easier to take a medication than make changes or to prescribe a pill than to insist on lifestyle changes. And, it’s as much patient responsibility as physician.
For all of you who are looking for a natural, zero or low-calorie alternative to artificial sweeteners, monk fruit may be the answer. Is this relatively new addition to the sugar substitute market good for those with diabetes or who want to lose weight?
When the Food and Drug Administration says “NO” to a drug maker, there has to be a very good reason. On October 9, London based AstraZeneca announced it would halt two clinical trials on a combination cancer drug used to treat lung cancer due to evidence of increased lung disease.
A few days ago an article from the New York Times was shared on social media suggesting two ways to reverse diabetes: bariatric surgery and an extremely low calorie diet of 600 calories for a week or more. My first thoughts were, why are these scientists testing out such extreme options to cure diabetes. Were starvation and surgery really the best solutions they could find? Aren’t they aware of how important a role diet plays in human health?
Why diet, a healthy Immune System and hand washing may help prevent Diabetes. Here is what triggers diabetes and what you can do to prevent it.
A new study reveals that diabetic patients who have a particular weight loss surgical procedure stand a significant chance of their diabetes going into remission.
According to a story in Tuesday's New York Times bariatric surgery or a very low-calorie, starvation diet are the only cures for reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Since a 600 calorie per day diet is considered unsustainable, surgery is promoted as the preferred treatment. These horrific procedures cost many thousands of dollars and can result in death for some patients. One would think that such an extreme measure would only be used as a last resort, but that is apparently not the case.
For many centuries, rice has been the staple food in every Asian home. The more polished the rice grain, the more successful or wealthy the family must be. And for good fortune, there must always be a rice urn filled with rice.
Potential new vaccine may prevent onset of Type 1 Diabetes. Results of new pilot study on Type 1 Diabetes Insulin vaccine leads to Stage 3 Clinical Trials.
As a family nurse practitioner, I work with patients who have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes has been traditionally recognized as an excess of glucose in the bloodstream. However, over recent years, we have begun to realize that the elevated glucose levels are only part of the problem; insulin resistance is the other half of diabetes.
A new study suggests that taking antioxidants could be an important life-saving measure toward preventing diabetes in overweight and obese people.
The human body is a haven for countless numbers of microbes, including bacteria, that can be detrimental, causing a wide range of diseases, or act as protection against illness. An international team of researchers recently reported that a certain category of microbes have been shown to protect against type 1 diabetes.
Many people do not meet the daily requirement for magnesium, and this may present significant health challenges for many individuals unless it is corrected. A new study, for example, found that taking an oral magnesium supplement can have a positive impact on adults who have prediabetes and low magnesium levels.
Type 1 diabetes can be difficult to control, especially for active teens. Results of a new study show taking care of pets, in this case a fish, can help teenagers manage diabetes that ultimately means fewer complications from the disease.
Could high triglycerides be a good thing for some people? A new study suggests the fatty acid seems to protect some from developing type 2 diabetes.
Relief from the pain of diabetic neuropathy is possible with a change in diet, according to a new study. Following a vegan diet (plant based eating) is associated not only with improvement in neuropathy but other benefits for diabetics as well.
Results of a new study suggest that fish oil may help restore the nerve damage associated with diabetic neuropathy. The study was conducted in mice, and there are plans to perform studies in diabetic patients with neuropathy.
A new study provides significant evidence that diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease have a special relationship. Experts at Washington University School of Medicine report that high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can raise the levels of key protein fragments found in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
University of Missouri-Columbia investigators have shown that eating more protein at breakfast can prevent blood sugar spikes for people trying to control type 2 diabetes.
A new study suggests that replacing one sugary drink, such as soda or sweetened milk, with water or unsweetened tea or coffee can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have made what they say is a critical gene discovery that could change the way type 2 diabetes is prevented and treated. The new finding uncovers a gene mutation that protects people from type 2 diabetes.
New research funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Association found taking insulin by mouth helps boost immunity to prevent type 1 diabetes in children at high risk for the disease.
An article by Deborah Mitchell published in diabetes care, summarizes a study that suggests that many people with Type II Diabetes mellitus can stop home glucose monitoring and can eliminate the pain and stress for millions in both type I and type II as well as the costs (Finger stick several times a day).
Type 1 diabetes develops when the immune system goes awry. But what triggers the disease to affect children is unknown. Now researchers have found a link between psychological stress and the development of diabetes.
A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London suggest that it’s possible for many people who have type 2 diabetes to stop self monitoring their blood glucose. If this approach is implemented, it could mean a significant cost savings and the elimination of discomfort and stress for millions of people.
Could eggs help thwart type 2 diabetes? Researchers from Finland suggest eating whole foods such as eggs might indeed help prevent the disease. Scientists found lower blood sugar levels and lower risk of type 2 diabetes among men studied who ate four eggs a week, compared to those who consumed just one egg a week.
People who stay up late at night are at increased risk of diabetes and other health problems, according to new research.
People who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes may reduce their chances by getting up and walking away from the TV. The team at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, which conducted the study, has also been awarded a grant to help implement their findings in a community-based lifestyle intervention project to help reduce type 2 diabetes risk.