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Diabetes Care

People who have diabetes, whether it is the most common type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, or gestational diabetes, need current, well-researched information on all aspects of the disease. Emaxhealth has expert reporters who provide articles on the latest research as well as important lifestyle guidelines regarding all forms of diabetes.

New type of immunotherapy could be game changer for type 1 diabetes

Treg therapy could stop type 1 diabetes

University of California San Francisco scientists and physicians have conducted a promising first study that could be a game changer for treating type 1 diabetes. The disease affects approximately 1.26 American children and adults according to the American Diabetes Association. The therapy acts by suppressing the body's immune system that attacks insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Huge Tehran Research Shows Vitamin C Found to Lower Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin C and lowering blood Sugar

A new study in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science has found taking vitamin C helps lower fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by an average of 21mg/dl, although it did not have a definitive effect on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The research included 38 articles; 26 observational studies and 12 random controlled trials (RCTs).

New Cell Therapy Product Closer to Reality for Type 1 Diabetics

Viacyte

A new potentially life-changing device for people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one step closer to being available for general use on patients. The device, which is the size of a Band-Aid, is made by ViaCyte, Inc. and delivers human progenitor stem cells designed to regenerate pancreatic cells that produce insulin. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California with additional operations in Athens, Georgia and is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Sanofi's inhalable insulin Afrezza new hope for diabetes treatment

Afrezza for diabetes treatment

Early in 2015, it was announced that the world’s first viable, inhalable form of insulin, Afrezza, was about to hit the market. Another similar drug, Exubera, marketed by Pfizer in 2005, failed in marketplace showing as well as efficacy due to the enormous size of the delivery device, and was taken off the market within two years.

Diabetes Drugs - Number 6 on the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

diabetes drug side effects

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.

FDA Shoots Down AstraZeneca Diabetes Compound Drug on the Heels of Cancer Combo

AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug Declined by FDA

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.

How to Reverse Diabetes Without Surgery

Eggs for reversing diabetes

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?

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Low Carb Diet for Reversing Diabetes

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.

This Common Sense Approach To Type 2 Diabetes Supported By Science

Carbs in Diabetes Management

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.

The Connection Between Diabetic Neuropathy and Vegan Diet If You Want Relief from The Pain

vegan diet for diabetic neuropathy

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.

The happy balance between blood sugar control and diabetes cost saving

blood sugar control

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).

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