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What is the best target for blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the ideal blood pressure target for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It was determined that a systolic blood pressure (SBP, pressure when the heart contracts) of 130-139 mmHg reduced complications of high blood pressure, but there was limited evidence that lowering of SBP below 130 mmHg had benefits, and that...

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Insulin pump failure in children with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated failure of insulin pumps in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that insulin pumps failed at a rate of 4.5% per year in these patients. Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that continuously delivers insulin, without the need for multiple daily injections....

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Effects of diet on the risk of retinopathy

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the role of diet in diabetic retinopathy (DR). It was determined that fiber, oily fish, a Mediterranean diet, and reduced caloric intake were associated with a lower risk of DR. Some background DR is a common complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). In DR blood vessels in the retina (part...

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Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

Critical benefits may be had from eating a vegetarian diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, a recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials* indicates. Published in Clinical Nutrition,  the meta-analysis of nine studies involved over 600 participants taking insulin, oral glucose lowering drugs, lipid-lowering medications or medications to...

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Are broken bones more common in young and middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of fractures (broken bones) in young and middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that T1D was associated with a higher risk of fracture in young and middle-aged adults compared to those without T1D. Some background In people with T1D the skeleton is more likely to become...

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Are people with diabetes more likely to have a respiratory disease?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association of diabetes with respiratory diseases (RDs, breathing problems). It was determined that people with diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes (T1D), were more likely to have an RD. Some background Both T1D and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are associated with changes in the lungs that might make a person more...

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Do different meals affect glucose levels in people using an artificial pancreas?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of adding protein and/or fat to a meal with a standard amount of carbohydrates, in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) using an artificial pancreas (AP). It was determined adding protein and/or fat did not affect glucose levels over time, but did influence the timing of spikes in glucose levels, and...

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Is adding dulaglutide to insulin safe and effective?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of dulaglutide (Trulicity) in combination with insulin in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It was determined that adding dulaglutide reduced HbA1c (measures average blood glucose over the last 3 months), reduced body weight, and did not increase the risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low...

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