Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes prevented with healthy fats

A new study suggests that type 2 diabetes can be prevented through the consumption of healthy fats. These types of fats are found in nuts, seeds, fish, and vegetable oils. On the other hand, the study also pointed out that people should limit their intake of animal fats and refined carbohydrates to further reduce their ...click here to read more

Bike ride to improve type 2 diabetes

A new study recently published in PLOS Medicine suggests that those who ride their bikes have a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study involved more than 50,000 Danish men and women between 50 and 65 years old. The study found that people who bike to work or cycle regularly were actually less ...click here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia risk lowered with type 2 diabetes medication

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are among the major causes of disability among the elderly. Nearly 40 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. The disease has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact on those who have it. If you have been touched by dementia or know someone who has, you know how important it is to prevent. Treating type ...click here to read more

Psoriasis patients show high rates of metabolic syndrome: Study

Psoriasis patients show high rates of metabolic syndrome, according to research. Metabolic syndrome is defined as the co-occurrence of biochemical process disorders that raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that metabolic syndrome and abdominal fat are more prevalent in psoriasis patients, compared to the general population. Additionally, obesity ...click here to read more

Type 2 diabetics might benefit from Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Optifast commercial weight loss programs: Study

Scientists at Johns Hopkins studied the effects of 10 popular weight loss programs in terms of the potential benefit to diabetics, but additional research is required before doctors can start recommending such weight loss regimens to patients. Study leader Zoobia Chaudhry said, “A few of these programs may be a viable option for improving blood ...click here to read more

Type 2 diabetes exenatide treatment can benefit NAFLD patients due to glucose control in liver: Study

A detailed study presented at The International Liver Congress 2016 in Barcelona, shows that exenatide – a diabetes drug that gets the pancreas to improve glucose absorption – also helps increase glucose uptake and reduce insulin resistance in fatty cells (adipose tissue) and in the livers of NAFLD patients. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is ...click here to read more

Plant-based diet lowers type 2 diabetes risk

Researchers have found that consuming primarily a plant-based diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Lead author Ambika Satija said, “This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 ...click here to read more

Type 2 diabetes and the risk of bone fractures assessed with virtual bone biopsy

Type 2 diabetes and the bone fracture risk association can be better understood using a virtual bone biopsy. The researchers used high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRpQCT) to assess bone structure and strength at a microstructural level in living patients. The images showed that type 2 diabetes patients have structural defects within their bones ...click here to read more

Testosterone helps regulate blood sugar, low testosterone raises type 2 diabetes risk in men: Study

Low testosterone raises the risk of type 2 diabetes in men as testosterone helps regulate blood sugar levels. The researchers found that testosterone triggers essential signaling mechanisms in islets, which are clusters of cells within the pancreas producing insulin. Senior author Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis said, “We have found the cause — and a potential treatment ...click here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes share amyloidosis link

Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes share the amyloidosis link. Amyloidosis is the accumulation of amyloids, which are proteins that fold incorrectly. When proteins that are normally soluble in water are not folded correctly, they become insoluble and deposit in organs and tissues, disrupting the normal function. The researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found ...click here to read more