Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

And a new study finds mistakes are common. That’s what happened to British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. She was in her 50s at the time. Despite having all of the […]

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors

And cut out need for insulin while controlling blood glucose Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people […]

Intermittent fasting may help fight type 2 diabetes

Lifestyle changes are key in the management of type 2 diabetes. Scientists believe that intermittent fasting could play an essential role. Lately, intermittent fasting has become incredibly popular. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. The condition affects the […]

Study: Improvement in glycemic parameters by adding dapagliflozin to metformin in T2D

New Rochelle, NY, October 1, 2018–Researchers used continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to assess the effects of adding dapagliflozin to a regimen of either metformin or insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and found significant reductions in mean glucose […]

Study shows how lixisenatide slows or prevents damage to the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows how the glucose-lowering drug lixisenatide can slow or prevent damage to the kidneys […]

Thermal imaging improves diabetes-related foot ulcer assessment

Thermal imaging can better predict diabetes related foot ulcer‘s size and the healing trajectory than conventional methods, Melbourne-led research has found. It could also possibly save money through better-targeted treatment. Credit: CC0 Public Domain The study, which was the first of its kind, was a […]

Levels of sex hormone binding protein could predict risk of developing insulin resistance

New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) reveals that concentrations of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) protein in the blood can be used to predict the development of insulin resistance, which can develop into type 2 diabetes (T2D). High-resolution […]

Weight loss drug shows positive effect on diabetes

Lorcaserin decreased risk for diabetes, induced diabetes remission and reduced risk of diabetes complications in obese and overweight patients BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL Boston, MA — At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham […]

Natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive the body’s cells are in response to insulin. Doctors generally consider a high insulin sensitivity to be healthy. Some lifestyle and dietary changes may help improve this sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that helps […]

Exercise could delay progression of type 1 diabetes when first diagnosed

The findings of a study led by the University of Birmingham suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Study participants who continued […]