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Headlines From The 2017 ADA Scientific Sessions

Headlines from the 2017 ADA Scientific Sessions

Headlines from the 2017 ADA Scientific Sessions


Headlines from the 2017 ADA Scientific Sessions
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently wrapped up the 78th Scientific Sessions its annual conference for presenting new research in the diabetes field in San Diego. Here is a sampling of studies presented at the meeting:
The popular oral diabetes drug metformin may provide some protection against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in people with Type 1 diabetes but does not appear to benefit blood sugar control, according to results from the Reducing with Metformin Vascular Adverse Lesions (REMOVAL) trial. A total of 428 people age 40 and over with Type 1 diabetes and at increased cardiovascular risk were randomly assigned to receive either 1,000 milligrams of metformin twice daily or placebo (inactive treatment) for the course of the three-year trial.
The medicine did not significantly reduce carotid artery intima-media thickness, a marker of atherosclerosis, and although it did significantly reduce HbA1c (a measure of glucose control over the previous 23 months), this was only for the first three months of the study. However, metformin did decrease body weight and LDL (bad) cholesterol, indicating that it may have benefits for people with Type 1 diabetes.
The trial changes the way we think about metformin. The guidelines suggest you can add it in obese Type 1 diabetes patients to reduce glucose, but we didnt see much evidence of glucose reduction beyond three months, noted lead investigator John R. Petrie, MD, PhD. Obviously, dont use it for glucose lowering. But consider using it for reducing weig Continue reading

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Yummy Healing Soups That Fight Diabetes, Arthritis And Stomach Troubles

Yummy Healing Soups That Fight Diabetes, Arthritis And Stomach Troubles


Yummy Healing Soups That Fight Diabetes, Arthritis And Stomach Troubles
Few foods are more comforting than a piping hot bowl of delicious soup.
What you may not realize: Certain homemade soups are packed with healing nutrients that help fight chronic health problems, including diabetes, arthritis and stomach troubles.
Whats so special about soup? With most cooking methods, such as steaming or boiling, the liquid is discardedalong with vitamins and minerals that may have leached out of the food. Not so with soup, which uses all the liquid so that most of the nutrients are preserved, even when heated.
Bonus: Because soups are so filling and satisfying, they have also been shown to help reduce ones overall calorie intake when added to a meal!
My three favorite healing soups and their souper star nutrients (each recipe below makes about four servings)
FOR DIABETES PREVENTIONCURRIED LENTIL QUINOA SOUP
Souper star nutrient: Fiber. Diets rich in whole grains, pulses (which include beans, lentils, peas) and vegetables help protect against diabetes. The all-important common denominator in these foods is fiber, which takes longer to metabolize than processed carbs. For this reason, fiber is linked to improved blood sugar controlin people with diabetes and those without the disease.
Theres also good news from a 2016 study that found a link between regular consumption of pulses and a healthy body weighta crucial factor in controlling diabetes.
To get an adequate amount of fiber, the American Diabetes Association recommends that women consume at least 25 g dailymen need a min Continue reading

Early-onset and classical forms of type 2 diabetes show impaired expression of genes involved in muscle branched-chain amino acids metabolism

Early-onset and classical forms of type 2 diabetes show impaired expression of genes involved in muscle branched-chain amino acids metabolism


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Early-onset and classical forms of type 2 diabetes show impaired expression of genes involved in muscle branched-chain amino acids metabolism
Scientific Reportsvolume7, Articlenumber:13850 (2017)
The molecular mechanisms responsible for the pathophysiological traits of type 2 diabetes are incompletely understood. Here we have performed transcriptomic analysis in skeletal muscle, and plasma metabolomics from subjects with classical and early-onset forms of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Focused studies were also performed in tissues from ob/ob and db/db mice. We document that T2D, both early and late onset, are characterized by reduced muscle expression of genes involved in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) metabolism. Weighted Co-expression Networks Analysis provided support to idea that the BCAA genes are relevant in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, and that mitochondrial BCAA management is impaired in skeletal muscle from T2D patients. In diabetic mice model we detected alterations in skeletal muscle proteins involved in BCAA metabolism but not in obese mice. Metabolomic analysis revealed increased levels of branched-chain keto acids (BCKA), and BCAA in plasma of T2D patients, which may result from the disruption of muscle BCAA management. Our data support the view that inhibition of genes involved in BCAA handling in skeletal muscle takes place as part of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, and this occurs both in early-onset and in classical type 2 diabetes.
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You CAN beat diabetes! Strict diet, exercise and drugs helps reverse type 2 diabetes

You CAN beat diabetes! Strict diet, exercise and drugs helps reverse type 2 diabetes


You CAN beat diabetes! Strict diet, exercise and drugs helps reverse type 2 diabetes
Patientswere put on a strict diet, exercise regime and given a combination of drugs and insulin jabs in study on diabetes care
INTENSIVE therapy can reverse Type 2 diabetes in just four months, a study found.
Patients were put on a strict diet, exercise regime and combination of drugs and insulin jabs.
They received regular check-ups with a nurse and dietician.
Participants were put on a strict diet, exercise regime and combination of drugs and insulin jabs
Some 41 per cent remained symptom-free three months after stopping medication.
That compares with 21 per cent who followed the plan for two months, and 14 per cent among those who received their usual treatment.
Researchers from McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada, said patients would find the results very appealing.
Diabetics are encourages to follow a healthy diet that is low in sugar, saturated fats and salt
Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to regulate its use of glucose, causing blood sugar levels raise .
It affects more than 4million people in the UK and produces a range of symptoms that can be disabling and life-shortening.
The vast majority of patients have the Type 2 form of the disease, which involves poor sensitivity to the hormone insulin, produced in the pancreas.
It is linked to unhealthy lifestyle and obesity and generally seen as a progressive chronic condition that can be managed but not cured.
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Carmel Valley resident joins more than 180 diabetes advocates for the American Diabetes Associations 2017 Call to Congress Advocacy Day

Carmel Valley resident joins more than 180 diabetes advocates for the American Diabetes Associations 2017 Call to Congress Advocacy Day


Carmel Valley resident joins more than 180 diabetes advocates for the American Diabetes Associations 2017 Call to Congress Advocacy Day
(L-R) Dr Alan Saltiel, Hillary Liber, Honorable Susan Davis, Basma Abdellaoui, Rachida Abdellaoui, and Chief of Staff Matt Weiner
(L-R) Dr Alan Saltiel, Hillary Liber, Honorable Susan Davis, Basma Abdellaoui, Rachida Abdellaoui, and Chief of Staff Matt Weiner (Courtesy)
. More than 180 advocates from 33 states convened at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for the American Diabetes Associations 2017 Call to Congress advocacy day.
The advocates, including adults and children living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, family members of people with diabetes, researchers, physicians and diabetes care providers, participated in 188 meetings with their members of Congress and urged them to address the diabetes epidemic. In addition to people with diabetes and health care providers, advocates included more than 30 members of Team Tackle an initiative to engage professional football players to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes.
During the March 30 press conference, the Association outlined the state of the diabetes epidemic and called on Congress to protect access to adequate health insurance for people living with diabetes, to increase federal funding to support and drive diabetes research and programs, and to ensure that lifesaving insulin is accessible for all who need it. The Association remains dedicated to protecting the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(ACA) from repeal without an immediate replacement that prov Continue reading

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