In a nutshell This study compared the effect of very low carbohydrate (VLC) or ketogenic diets (KDs) with higher carbohydrate diets in patients with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data showed that reduced levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and triglycerides may occur with VLC or KDs, but with limited advantages over other diets. Some...Read More
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Comparing the effects of a ketogenic diet versus a Mediterranean diet on glucose control in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a ketogenic diet (KD) versus a Mediterranean diet (MD) on glucose control in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data showed that the less restrictive MD was as effective in controlling glucose as a KD and likely more likely to be maintained in the long term. There...Read More
Are you ever skeptical when you see drug claims? One of my first questions when I read about a new drug or a statistic of some kind is: How do they know that? When I read about two new weight loss drugs presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept), my antennae went up. Here’s the story. Drug...Read More
Evaluating the long-term effects of a moderate low-carbohydrate diet on blood glucose control and liver function in patients with type 2 diabetes
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effects of a moderate low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) on blood glucose control and liver function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data showed that patients on a moderate LCD diet showed better blood glucose control and liver function over the long term than patients on a traditional diabetic...Read More
Comparing the effects of a ketogenic diet app versus a calorie restricted, low-fat diet on weight loss in patients with overweight or obesity.
In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a ketogenic diet mobile health application (Keyto app) with breath acetone biofeedback (device) versus a calorie-restricted, low-fat diet (WW; weight watchers) app on weight loss and metabolic risk in patients with overweight or obesity. The data showed that a ketogenic diet app with a breath acetone...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of whole grain consumption in glycaemic (blood sugar) control of patients with diabetes. The data showed that whole grain consumption was beneficial for the control of blood glucose levels in these patients. Some background Diabetes is a condition in which patients have high blood sugar (glucose) levels...Read More
Effect of pioglitazone treatment in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus and liver disease.
In a nutshell This study analyzed the effectiveness of pioglitazone (Actos) in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes (T2D) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The authors concluded that pioglitazone can significantly improve liver function in these patients. Some background NAFLD is the accumulation of fat cells in the...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined if an intensive diet and exercise plan could reduce blood glucose levels and body weight of patients with early type 2 diabetes (T2D). The results showed that an intensive lifestyle change significantly reduced the number of patients with T2D and patients’ body weight. Some background The high blood...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined if an increase of fiber in the diet improved diabetes-related and other symptoms of health in patients with type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes. The authors found that high-fiber diets improved blood glucose and cholesterol levels and patients’ survival. Some background Patients with type 1...Read More
Looking for patients with diabetes mellitus to try an experimental treatment for fatty liver disease
In a nutshell This study is evaluating the effects of Aramchol on the outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus who have fatty liver disease. The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who have minimal to no symptoms of disease after treatment. This study is recruiting in Arlington, Texas, US. The details About 40 – 50% of...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether olive oil enriched with oleanolic acid (OA) could help prevent Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in patients with prediabetes. The authors concluded that OA-enriched oil helped lower the risk of developing T2D in these patients. Some background The development of diabetes often comes after what is called...Read More
In a nutshell This article investigated the link between sleep disturbance, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) with blood glucose control in prediabetes and newly diagnosed, untreated diabetes. The authors concluded that sleep disturbance is associated with higher BMI, BP and worse blood glucose control in these patients. Some background...Read More