Diabetes Health Research Report: Immune Boost Eliminates Insulin Injections

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Dec-12_-2015_-10_45_09-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! American researchers have found a way for people living with diabetes, immune cells, to do away with daily insulin injections for up to a year. People with diabetes lack a sufficient number of T-reg cells, which the body normally uses to protect insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Accountable Care Organizations May Benefit Patients & Physicians

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_51_05-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAbout 24 million Americans are currently participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs), including 8.9 million Medicare beneficiaries. However, physician participation is increasing, and the number of Americans in ACOs is also expected to increase shortly. This increase in physician participation will give patients and health care providers access to a larger team of doctors and other medical experts. If

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Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders prescribed by their doctors. People with diabetes express that they

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk. The review also concluded that in the U.S., about one out of every seven cases

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Metformin May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared to be 45 percent higher compared to women with cancer who didn’t have diabetes. But, in women with cancer who

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Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbohydrate content of “sugar-free” products to regular sugared products? If you haven’t, you might be in for a surprise. While the word “sugar-free” sounds good and in-line with what we should be eating, I’ve found that words and numbers don’t always match. Many sugar-free products contain a sugar alcohol that consists of Malitol® and Sorbitol®, sugar substitutes. While

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Oct-6_-2015_-7_28_38-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands recently examined sleep patterns in overweight and obese teens. These adolescents were found to have higher homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, with sleep efficiency and total sleep time being contributing factors. The homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, is

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Timing of First Solid Food Intake Linked to T1 Risk

New parents might not want to rush the introduction of solid food into their baby’s diet. That’s not to say they want to put it off, either. According to the results of a study, babies who ate their first solid food either before four months or after six months of age were more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than those who were exposed to

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Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Taking short walks every half hour could do more to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a 30-minute walk every day, according to a new study. The findings cement the idea that those with sedentary jobs should get up and step away from their desks regularly to prevent risks to their health. The study, conducted by researchers from New Zealand’s University of

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Diabetes Health Type 2: The Hypoglycemia That Isn’t There

In the past few years, endocrinologists have recommended easing up on tightly controlled type 2 patients, especially among older people. Much of that advice is an outcome of the ACCORD study from the early 2000s which showed—to the chagrin of almost everybody who either treats or has diabetes—that too tight control over blood glucose levels increased the chance of cardiovascular problems.* For many of us

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