Diabetes: Study Proposes Five Types, Not Two
Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. Leif Groop, of the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland in Helsinki. In the United States alone, around 30.3 million people are living with diabetes . Excluding gestational diabetes diabetes that develops during pregnancy there are two main types: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes , the beta cells of the pancreas which produce insulin , the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels are mistakingly attacked and destroyed by the immune system. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, accounting for around 9095 percent of all cases. This occurs when the body's cells stop responding to insulin, or the beta cells are unable to produce sufficient amounts of the hormone. In both forms of the condition, blood sugar levels can become too high a condition known as hyperglycemia. Unless controlled, this can lead to a number of complications, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and nerve damage. A diabetes diagnosis is normally made using the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test or the A1C test. The FPG test assesses a person's blood glucose level at a single time point, while the A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the previous 3 months. When it comes to determining which type of diabetes a person has, healthcare professionals might look for diabetes-related autoantibodies in the blood. These are proteins produced by the immu Continue reading >>
Diabetes Medication Metformin: Why Patients Stop Taking It
Gretchen Becker, author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed , has been taking metformin for more than 20 years after receiving a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 1996. I never had any problems with metformin until I took a pill that I thought was the extended-release version, but it wasnt, Becker told Healthline. Beckers doctor had accidentally prescribed the regular form of metformin. I had very loose bowels for several months until I figured out what the problem was, Becker said. After getting the proper prescription, it took several months for Beckers digestive system to recover. Corinna Cornejo, who received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 2009, told Healthline that her digestive woes didnt start until shed been taking metformin for more than a year. At first, I thought it was a response to dairy, but my doctor eventually switched my prescription to the extended-release version, Cornejo recalled. That has helped, but the side effect has not gone away completely. For some people, however, metformins unpleasant side effect of loose stools provides a much-needed balance to the side effects that can result from other diabetes drugs theyre taking. GLP-1 drugs, like Victoza or Byetta, can cause constipation, explained Robinson. Taking metformin with a GLP-1 drug means they actually complement each other, balancing out those side effects. And for some, metformin simply isnt the right drug. No matter what you do, some patients just dont tolerate the side effects well, said Robinson. Although there are many diabetes drugs on the market today, doctors will likely push metformin first. There has never been as many diabetes treatment options available as there are now, explained Robinson. But doctors look at cost, and metformin is th Continue reading >>
Nurses Should No Longer Give Diabetics Lucozade
'Therefore Lucozade, which was commonly used to treat hypoglycaemia, is no longer recommended due to the quantities required to achieve 15-20g carbohydrate.' The guidelines state, however, that fruit juices and 'products specifically designed' for the treatment of hypos are recommended instead. Hospital staff haven't been banned from using Lucozade, and are urged to check the carbohydrate content before giving it to patients. Esther Walden, a diabetes nurse from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was one of the authors of the guidelines. Debbie Stanisstreet, lead nurse for diabetes and endocrinology at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and Dr Alex Graveling, from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, also helped write the recommendations. Pav Kalsi, Diabetes UK senior clinical advisor, said: 'We know that some people with diabetes may choose to use Lucozade as a hypo, when blood glucose levels are low, treatment. Lucozade and Ribena have been removed as suitable examples of a quick acting carbohydrate for the initial treatment for patients able to swallow Guidelines published by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care 'New products now contain approximately 50 per cent less sugar than before. This means you are likely to need to drink more to treat a hypo. 'It is possible that old and new recipes may appear on the shelf at the same time. Therefore it is vital that you check the label of your bottle to make sure you drink enough to treat a hypo. 'The guidance for adults recommends 15-20g of fast acting carbohydrate, like glucose, to effectively treat a hypo. 'There are a number of different treatment options for hypos, such as glucose tablets, and glucose gels, some of which can be prescribed. 'People with diabetes should consult th Continue reading >>
No More Diabetes Medications: A Member's Journey To Better Health
by Chelsea Moravek | Jun 22, 2018 | Health & Wellness , Understanding Insurance | 0 comments We all have different goals when it comes to healthy eating. And just like our goals, we also have our own unique motivators. For one Blue Cross NC member, who we will call Rebecca, the drive came from losing members of her family to diabetes. Rebecca was obese. She had type II diabetes and high cholesterol. She was high risk for other high blood sugar problems like heart, nerve, and kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. She was used to this as she watched many in her family suffer from similar health issues. Rebecca was also her mothers caregiver. She saw how her mothers poor eating habits impacted her blood sugar. Rebecca was connected to our case management program . She was offered our nutrition counseling services. Nancy Morgridge, RDN, LDN, one of our registered dieticians, began chatting with Rebecca. She was highly driven, says Nancy. She knew she had to change or she would face unavoidable sickness. She wasnt ready to give up and I was ready to help. Rebecca and Nancy began speaking regularly. Nancy had to fully grasp Rebeccas complicated work schedule. Together they developed S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) and set up Rebecca for success. Nancy says its vital for her to touch base with members often. While she makes routine outreach, people she works with have regular access to her. They can call me daily if they want and need to, she says. A few people have even called me from the grocery store! Ultimately, her priority is helping changes become permanent. Nancy says it takes about six months to fully embrace new behaviors. It doesnt happen quickly. It was important to suggest changes Rebecca could embrace, Nancy says. Continue reading >>
Diabetes Nomore: Cukorbetegsg Kezelse Alatt Mindssze 3 Lpsben
A cukorbetegsg olyan metabolikus rendellenessgknt definilhat, amely emeli a vrcukorszintet. Ez az egyenslytalansg tovbb slyos egszsggyi problmkat s bels szervek (szv, vesk, szemek, vrerek s idegek) krosodshoz vezet. Mirt n ez az els olyan krds, amelyet a cukorbetegek mindig a diagnzis utn krdeznek, majd kveti a logikusan hogyan?. Szmos tanulmny szerint a cukorbetegsgnek szmos oka van: genetikai faktor, sly, stressz, szablytalan hasnylmirigy, elgtelen inzulin termels, a szervezet nem hasznl inzulint stb. Ez azonban valban igaz? A legflelmetesebb a hallos statisztika. Az Egszsggyi Vilgszervezet adatai szerint 2017 novemberi adatok szerint 1980 s 2014 kztt: a cukorbetegek szma 108 millirl 422 millira ntt a cukorbetegek szma 18 ven felettiek krben 4,7% -kal 8,5% -ra 1,6 milli halleset vente kzvetlenl a cukorbetegsg miatt 2,2 milli halleset a magas vrcukorszintnek tulajdonthat. A szenvedk szma naprl napra n, s az orvosok csak egyetlen mdot tudnak a vrcukorszint ellenrzsre az inzulinterpia. A cukorbetegsg s az elcukorbetegsg veszlyei A cukorbetegsg klnfle formkban nyilvnul meg, ezrt sokfle cukorbetegsg ltezik.Nhny nagyon ritka, ezrt ismeretlenek. Leggyakrabban a felsorols a kvetkez: tpus cukorbetegsg (tnetek: kimerltsg s lland fradtsg, lland szomjsgrzs, gyakori vizels, testslycskkens, brfertzsek) tpus cukorbetegsg (tnetek: fradtsg, szomjsg, gyakori vizels, testsly s izomtmeg) szteroid cukorbetegsg (tnetek: szjszrazsg, homlyos lts, gyakori vizels, zsibbads, fokozott szomjsg) A legtbb ember csak az els kt cukorbetegsgrl tud, s valahogy tudjk, hogyan kell felismerni a tneteiket. Nhny ilyen tpus cukorbetegsg az 1-es tpus cukorbetegsg, ezek a hibs diagnzisok, a terhessg alatt vagy ms orvosi rendellenessgek mellkhatsai miatt kvetkeznek be. Minden tpus egy kzs dolog: ha a tneteket Continue reading >>
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Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the condition, how severe it is, and your genes. "The term 'reversal' is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off," says Ann Albright, PhD, RD. She's the director of diabetes translation at the CDC. Shedding extra pounds and keeping them off can help you better control your blood sugar. For some people, reaching a healthier weight will mean taking fewer medications, or in rarer cases, no longer needing those medications at all. Losing 5% to 10% of your body weight and building up to 150 minutes of exercise a week may help you to slow or stop the progress of type 2 diabetes. "If you sit [inactive] most of the day, 5 or 10 minutes is going to be great," Albright says. "Walk to your mailbox. Do something that gets you moving, knowing that you're looking to move towards 30 minutes most days of the week." In one study, people with type 2 diabetes exercised for 175 minutes a week, limited their calories to 1,200 to 1,800 per day, and got weekly counseling and education on these lifestyle changes. Within a year, about 10% got off their diabetes medications or improved to the point where their blood sugar level was no longer in the diabetes range, and was instead classified as prediabetes. Results were best for those who lost the most weight or who started the program with less severe or newly diagnosed diabetes. Fifteen percent to 20% of these people were able to stop taking their diabetes medications. Continue reading >>
'i Beat Type 2 Diabetes With 200-calorie Drinks'
'I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks' By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News These are external links and will open in a new window Image caption Isobel Murray no longer thinks of herself as diabetic Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow. People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss. Isobel Murray, 65, who had weighed 15 stone, lost over four stone (25kg) and no longer needs diabetes pills. She says: "I've got my life back." The charity Diabetes UK says the trial is a landmark and has the potential to help millions of patients. Isobel, from Largs in North Ayrshire, was one of 298 people on the trial. Her blood sugar levels were too high, and every time she went to the doctors they increased her medication. So, she went on to the all-liquid diet for 17 weeks - giving up cooking and shopping. She even ate apart from her husband, Jim. Instead, she had four liquid meals a day. It is hardly Masterchef - a sachet of powder is stirred in water to make a soup or shake. They contain about 200 calories, but also the right balance of nutrients. Isobel told the BBC it was relatively easy as "you don't have to think about what you eat". Once the weight has been lost, dieticians then help patients introduce healthy, solid meals. "Eating normal food is the hardest bit," says Isobel. The trial results, simultaneously published in the Lancet medical journal and presented at the International Diabetes Federation, showed: 46% of patients who started the trial were in remission a year later 86% who lost 15kg (2st 5lb) or more put their type 2 diabetes into remission Only 4% went into remission with the best treatments cur Continue reading >>
How I Underwent A Kidney-pancreas Transplant And I'm No Longer Diabetic
What a rollercoaster 2017 was. My life completely went a whole different direction than I thought. I wanted to write and tell my story and be able to share it in hopes of helping someone. So here we go. At age 10 I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes . Growing up I didnt have the best control of it. Its a disease that never sleeps. I mean what teenager would want to have that responsibility? Now 15 years later I am in Stage 5 of Kidney Failure . I found out October 2016. I got stung by a bee and went into the doctors office to have it checked for swelling. While I was there they checked my blood pressure and it was 210/ something. The nurse looked at me like I should be dead. I then got some blood work done. My kidney function came back at only 26%. The blood pressure is a sign of kidney failure . I was put on blood pressure medication that in a few weeks started to have a reaction to making my feet swell. I literally could feel the water bouncing around in my feet as I walked. In November and December I was starting to notice that I would get really cold and tired. We did more blood work and saw that I was Anemic because the kidneys werent producing a hormone that produces the red blood cells. The blow dryer became my best friend the next year haha. I also felt like I ran a mile just walking up stairs because with not having enough oxygen in my blood. January rolled around and got more blood work done. My kidney function had dropped from 26%-23%. I met with my nephrologist( kidney doctor) and he told me that I was in Stage 4 of Kidney Failure and would eventually need a kidney transplant. It was the most terrifying and heartbreaking news Ive ever heard. All I could think of was what an idiot I was and why did I not take better control of my Diabetes. He also explaine Continue reading >>
How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have type 2 diabetes, or are you at risk for diabetes? Do you worry about your blood sugar? Then you’ve come to the right place. The disease diabetes (any type) means that you have too much sugar in your blood. This page will show you how to best check this. You can normalize your blood sugar naturally as needed – without pills, calorie counting or hunger. Many people have already done so. As a bonus, a normalized blood sugar usually makes you healthier and leaner. Table of contents: A disastrous epidemic Two types of diabetes Normalize your blood sugar Become your own evidence A disastrous epidemic What’s wrong? Why do more and more people become diabetic? In the past, before our modern Western diet, diabetes was extremely rare. The disease is now becoming more and more common. Around the world, more and more people are becoming diabetic: The number of people with diabetes is increasing incredibly rapidly and is heading towards 500 million. This is a world epidemic. Will someone in your family be affected next? Your mother, father, cousin, your child? Or you? Is perhaps your blood already too sweet? Those affected by the most common form of diabetes (type 2) normally never regain their health. Instead, we take for granted that they’ll become a little sicker for every year that goes by. With time they need more and more drugs. Yet, sooner or later complications emerge. Blindness. Dialysis due to faulty kidneys. Dementia. Amputations. Death. Diabetes epidemic causes inconceivable suffering. Fortunately, there’s something that can be done. We just need to see through the mistake that has led to the explosion of disease – and correct it. This can normalize your blood sugar. Many have already succeeded in doing this. If you already know that you are diabe Continue reading >>
Diabetes: What's True And False?
en espaolLa diabetes: Qu es cierto y qu es falso? If you're like most people with diabetes, you'll get all kinds of advice about it from friends and family or online. Some of this information is wrong. Here's the truth about some of the common things you might hear. Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? No. Type 1 diabetes happens when cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed. This happens because something goes wrong with the body's immune system . It has nothing to do with how much sugar a person eats. Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. But there is one way that sugar can influence whether a person gets type 2 diabetes. Consuming too much sugar (or sugary foods and drinks) can make people put on weight. Gaining too much weight leads to type 2 diabetes in some people. Of course, eating too much sugar isn't the only cause of weight gain. Weight gain from eating too much of any food can make a person's chance of getting diabetes greater. Yes! You can have your cake and eat it too, just not the whole cake! Like everyone, people with diabetes should put the brakes on eating too many sweets. But you can still enjoy them sometimes. People with type 1 diabetes don't grow out of it. With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin and won't make it again. People with type 1 diabetes will always need to take insulin, at least until scientists find a cure. People with type 2 diabetes will always have a tendency to get high blood sugar levels. But if they take steps to live a healthier life, it can sometimes lower their blood sugar. If people eat healthy foods and exercise enough to get their blood sugar levels back on track, doctors might say they can stop taking insulin or other medicines. Can you catch diabetes from a person who has it? No. Diabetes is not Continue reading >>
No More Diabetes: A Complete Guide To Preventing, Treating, And Overcoming Diabetes
No More Diabetes: A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Diabetes by Gary Null As Americans have grown in size, the incidence of diabetes has increased to epidemic proportions, so that what was once an uncommon disease now seems to be everywhere. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million adults and children in the United States currently suffer from diabetesthats 8.3 percent of the population. Gary Null teaches that we each have the power to control diabetes through nutrition and dietary regimens, exercise, mental composure, and healthy living habits. Through cutting-edge research and clear instruction, Gary Null empowers readers to take control of their health without the use of drugs. Did you know that ginseng and aloe vera help to normalize blood glucose levels? Have you considered how vaccines may be contributing to the rise in diabetes among children? No More Diabetes offers surprising information that could save your life, along with practical advice for becoming the healthiest version of yourself. In addition, readers will find tips for convincing a loved one with diabetes to take charge of his or her weight; recipes to make healthy eating fun and appealing; and input from several other experts, including Dr. Martin Feldman, a pioneer in complementary medicine, and award-winning Dr. Richard Brown, who discusses how stress contributes to diabetes. Continue reading >>
Glucose-monitoring Patch Could Mean No More Finger-pricking For Diabetics
Glucose-monitoring patch could mean no more finger-pricking for diabetics For millions of diabetics, performing finger-prick blood tests to monitor blood glucose levels is an unpleasant part of daily life. If a new glucose-monitoring adhesive skin patch reaches commercialization, however, such jabs may become a thing of the past. Developed by scientists at the University of Bath in the UK, the graphene-based device is worn against the skin without piercing its surface. It incorporates an array of miniature sensors, which utilize a small electric current to draw glucose out from the interstitial fluid that's located between cells within the body-hair follicles each sensor covers an individual follicle. The extracted glucose collects in tiny reservoirs, where it's measured. This results in accurate blood glucose readings, which can be taken as often as once every 10 to 15 minutes over a period of several hours. It is hoped that once commercialized, the inexpensive disposable device could wirelessly transmit those readings to an app on the user's smartphone, providing alerts when necessary. "A non-invasive that is, needle-less method to monitor blood sugar has proven a difficult goal to attain," says Bath's Prof. Richard Guy. "The closest that has been achieved has required either at least a single-point calibration with a classic 'finger-stick,' or the implantation of a pre-calibrated sensor via a single needle insertion. The monitor developed at Bath promises a truly calibration-free approach." In lab tests, the patch has been successfully used to monitor fluctuating blood glucose levels both in healthy human volunteers, and on pig skin with glucose levels representing the range seen in human diabetics. The scientists are now planning on optimizing the number of sensors Continue reading >>
Diabetes Information Symptoms, Causes And Prevention
The Risks of Treating Diabetes with Drugs Are FAR Worse than the Disease There is a staggering amount of misinformation on diabetes, a growing epidemic that afflicts more than 29 million people in the United States today. The sad truth is this: it could be your very OWN physician perpetuating this misinformation Most diabetics find themselves in a black hole of helplessness, clueless about how to reverse their condition. The bigger concern is that more than half of those with type 2 diabetes are NOT even aware they have diabetes and 90 percent of those who have a condition known as prediabetes arent aware of their circumstances, either. The latest diabetes statistics 1 echo an increase in diabetes cases, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. By some estimates, diabetes has increased more than 700 percent in the last 50 years! At least 29 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and another 86 million are prediabetic . Whats hidden behind this medical smokescreen is that type 2 diabetes is completely preventable. The cure lies in a true understanding of the underlying cause (which is impaired insulin and leptin sensitivity) and implementing simple, inexpensive lifestyle adjustments that spell phenomenal benefits to your health. Also known as diabetes mellitus, type 1 diabetes is a chronic health condition traditionally characterized by elevated levels of glucose in your blood, often simply called high blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes dubbed juvenile onset diabetes is the relatively uncommon type, affecting only about 1 in 250 Americans. Occurring in individuals younger than age 20, it has no known cure. Whats most concerning about juvenile diabetes is that, these numbers have been going up steadily right along with type 2 diabetes: for non-Hispanic white youths ages Continue reading >>
Reversing Diabetes Is Possible
Bethesda, Maryland (CNN) -- When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked. "I had always been pretty active," said Legg. "But it was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK." That was two years ago. Since that time, the Morgan Stanley executive decided to make some changes and reverse his diabetes. Although his doctor recommended he go on medication to control his illness, Legg took a different approach. Instead of meds, he began to exercise every day and changed his diet, cutting out alcohol, fatty foods and watching his carbs. Do you have diabetes? How well are you managing it? "I wanted to be able to know the changes I was making were making a difference, and it wasn't the drug," said Legg. According to new statistics just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, are affected by either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Most, like Legg, have type 2 diabetes, which in many people develops later in life. Caused primarily by genetic makeup, a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some cases. By making changes to their lives such as adding exercise and improving their diets, many type 2 diabetics can drop their glucose or sugar numbers back to the normal range, reversing their condition. "We have seen numerous people reverse their condition," says Dr. Michelle Magee, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington. "But it takes a real dedication for the rest of their lives," she notes. So why do exercise and diet help reverse diabetes? To answer that question, we first need to know why people get diabetes in the first place. Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose Continue reading >>
The Gestational Diabetes Test Is Changing! - Raise Vegan
The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test is the screening test for gestational diabetes, currently recommended by American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Diabetes Association. The woman in the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy is asked to drink an orange concentrated sugary drink. The base blood sugar level is compared with the blood sugar levels after every hour for three hours. If the blood sugar exceeds 130mg/dL, the woman is cautioned of possible gestational diabetes during later stages of pregnancy and asked to bring about dietary changes, including physical exercises and keeping a vigil on their blood sugar levels. The agony of a woman suffering nausea, morning sickness and having a dislike to intense flavors, is aggravated when she has to drink a sugary syrup to start with and sit through the long test and enduring the multiple jabs for the blood test. The test, in spite of its significance, has proven to have a reduced accuracy of 76%. The sensitivity and specificity of such a paramount test are questionable when it cannot pre-diagnose 24 out of every 100 women who go on to have gestational diabetes. The agony of a woman suffering nausea, morning sickness and having a dislike to intense flavors, is aggravated when she has to drink a sugary syrup to start with and sit through the long test and enduring the multiple jabs for the blood test. In such a scenario, the need of the hour is a reliable bio-marker which can act as an accurate predictor of gestational diabetes. Scientific research carried out at Brigham and Womens Hospital by Jose A Halperin , Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, have identified a complement regulatory protein, CD59, which gets glycated to form glycated-CD59 (GCD59) as a precursor to the diabetic condition. Exten Continue reading >>