Diabetes

2018/04/25MEDICAL UPDATE

Length of lactation inversely related to diabetes development

By Bruce Sylvester Lactation duration appears to be inversely related to development of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported in the March 2018 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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2016/08/09MEDICAL UPDATE

Diabetes risk lowered by eating healthy fats instead of carbs or saturated fats

by Bruce Sylvester: Results from a meta-analysis of relevant studies suggest that consumption of unsaturated fats instead of either saturated fats or carbohydrates could help  prevent and manage  type 2 diabetes.

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2016/07/06MEDICAL UPDATE

Diabetes drug liraglutide shows “across-the-board” cardiovascular benefits

by Bruce Sylvester: Researchers have identified an across-the-board cardiovascular benefit for patients treated with a diabetes drug, liraglutide, with decreases reported in overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death.

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2016/06/20MEDICAL UPDATE

Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI and obesity

by Bruce Sylvester: Psoriasis appears to be associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity, researchers from a twin study reported on April 27, 2016 in JAMA Dermatology.

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2016/03/31MEDICAL UPDATE

Diet can reverse Type 2 diabetes

by Bruce Sylvester: A very low-calorie diet appears to enable adults to reverse type 2 diabetes, and, notably, remain diabetes-free if weight-loss is maintained.  Researchers reported these findings on March 22, 2016 in Diabetes Care.

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2016/02/19MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: Norway: Weight increase in babies raises diabetes risk

by Gary Finnegan: Infants that gain weight in their first year of life are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to a study of children born in Norway and Denmark.

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2016/02/02MEDICAL UPDATE

Increased risk of diabetes appears in women with sleep problems

by Bruce Sylvester: Women who have problems sleeping are at an increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on January 28, 2016 in Diabetologia.

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2016/01/04MEDICAL UPDATE

Viagra ups insulin sensitivity in prediabetes

by Bruce Sylvester: Treatment with sildenafil, marketed as Viagra and other trade names, appears to improve insulin sensitivity in persons with prediabetes, as well as lowering a biological signal of elevated risk of kidney and heart disease.

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2015/12/10MEDICAL UPDATE

Diabetes-related amputations reduced since 1990s

by Bruce Sylvester: Diabetes-related amputations have declined significantly since the mid-1990s, researchers reported in November, 2015 in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

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2015/11/02MEDICAL UPDATE

Bedtime dosing of blood pressure drugs reduces diabetes risk

by Bruce Sylvester: Blood pressure drug dosing at bedtime instead of  in the morning not only lowers blood pressure during sleep but significantly reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes onset, researchers reported on September 23, 2015 in Diabetologia.

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