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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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I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 2 comments

By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...

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Remember the protein: calculating meal-time insulin dosing in type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether the meal-time insulin dose should be calculated based on the carbohydrate count or the combination of carbohydrate plus protein. The study concluded that calculating the dose based on both carbohydrate and protein may be more effective. Some background Patients with type 1 diabetes can benefit from a...

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Effects of gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM; diabetes first appearing in pregnancy) who were diagnosed before 24 weeks of pregnancy with those diagnosed after 24 weeks. The study concluded that earlier diagnosis was associated with lower rates of excess weight gain, higher blood glucose...

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