Can diabetes be reversed?

Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Charlene Dorcey said it as gently as she could: “We’ve gotten fluffier as a nation … and as we’ve gotten heavier, we also have more diabetes.” (Diabetes now affects almost one of every 10 people in the US.) What’s more scary, she continued, is the Continue Reading

Type 2 diabetes risk up with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tine Jess, M.D., from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study involving 6,028,844 persons in Continue Reading

Type 1 diabetes misdiagnosed in one-fourth of children, adults

(HealthDay)—Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes. Cynthia Munoz, Ph.D., from the University Continue Reading

Researchers urge better support for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes

University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy. The call comes after new research shows women are struggling to prioritise their personal health after gestational diabetes, despite understanding their increased risk Continue Reading

Children with type 1 diabetes have poorer educational outcomes

(HealthDay)—Children with type 1 diabetes have worse education and health outcomes than their peers, according to a study published online July 15 in Diabetes Care. Michael Fleming, from University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, and colleagues linked nine Scotland-wide databases (diabetes register, dispensed prescriptions, maternity records, hospital admissions, death Continue Reading

World-first insulin technology will provide better diabetes care

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase, from the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Engineering, is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes. The development of insulin measurement technology will allow doctors and patients to make better informed decisions on treatment immediately, Continue Reading

Monthly lifestyle counseling tied to better outcomes for patients with diabetes

For primary care physicians caring for patients with type 2 diabetes, it’s a familiar conversation: Exercise. Improve your diet. Lose weight. Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event so physicians counsel their patients on how to make lifestyle changes to Continue Reading