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Intermittent Fasting Reduces Your Diabetes And Heart Disease Risk, Studies Say

Intermittent Fasting Reduces Your Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Studies Say

Intermittent Fasting Reduces Your Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Studies Say


Intermittent Fasting Reduces Your Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Studies Say
Did you know that aside from helping you lose weight and supporting your fitness goals, intermittent fasting can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease and diabetes?
According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, obese or overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes who fast on consecutive or alternate days not only lost more weight, but also acquired cardioprotective benefits and experienced better heart health.
I believe that this clearly supports the notion that going against the customary "three square meals" a day in favor of intermittent fasting may have superb benefits for your overall health.
Research Confirms How Intermittent Fasting May Be the Key to Fighting Obesity and Diabetes
The report, which evaluated the various approaches to intermittent fasting, particularly its benefits and limitations in fighting type 2 diabetes and obesity, found that fasting had a broad range of therapeutic potential. These effects were seen even though the total calorie intake of the subjects did not change or was only slightly reduced.
The review suggests that intermittent fasting may also play a role in:
Reducing LDL and total cholesterol levels
Helping modulate levels of visceral fat, the dangerous fat that gathers around your internal organs
Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Diet It's a Lifestyle
While most people would think that intermittent fasting is a fairly new approach to healthy living, this type of lifestyle Continue reading

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New Diabetes Technology: Fact and Fantasy

New Diabetes Technology: Fact and Fantasy


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New Diabetes Technology: Fact and Fantasy
Guest Post by David Kliff, Diabetic Investor
Diabetes technology is evolving in a very exciting way, said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. But not surprisingly for the vast majority of people with diabetes worldwide, expensive sensors, automated insulin delivery solutions, or call center approaches to care can create barriers and challenges to effective disease management. This statement came from a MannKind press release announcing a new clinical trial.
Appropriate people with type 2 diabetes who meet inclusion criteria will be randomized to one of two treatment arms: Afrezza with One Drop | Premium or One Drop | Premium alone. Changes in hemoglobin A1C, quality of life, self-care, treatment satisfaction, and other metrics will be assessed.
Now before we get into whats really going on here I have a few quick thoughts about this trial. First, it is refreshing to see One Drop participate in a real randomized controlled clinical trial, as they have tended to use self-reported data to prove their system works. Two, I suspect that when this trial is over both groups will show various levels of improvements in HbA1c. As I keep saying Afrezza does work; this has never been in dispute. The problems with Afrezza have nothing to do with whether it works. Third, the results of this trial will do nothing to change the fortunes of MannKind or One Drop.
What I found interesting was Mr. Dachis choice of words, as he has drawn a line in the sand. Expensive Continue reading

Pharmacology and therapeutic implications of current drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Pharmacology and therapeutic implications of current drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus


Pharmacology and therapeutic implications of current drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus
Abd Tahrani is a UK National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Physician at the University of Birmingham and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. He has undertaken research into the pathogenesis of diabetes-related microvascular complications, the pathogenesis and management of obesity, the metabolic consequences of sleep-related disorders and the pharmacology of diabetes.
Anthony Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at the University of Birmingham and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. He has undertaken extensive research into the genetics and pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated complications, along with Health Service-related research in ethnic minority groups and the development and use of glucose-lowering therapies. He has been a regular adviser to both the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the European Medicines Agency.
Clifford Bailey is Professor of Clinical Science at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and has undertaken extensive research on the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the development of glucose-lowering therapies. He is an editor of Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research, and has served as an expert witness to medicines regulatory agencies.
Nature Reviews Endocrinology volume 12, pages 566592 (2016)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global epidemic that poses a major challenge to Continue reading

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GlucoRx was formed in 2010, although its Sales Director Chris Chapman had been with its sister company, Disposable Medical Equipment Ltd for five years before that. He says, “We set up the company as we could see a way to save the NHS money. We could do that by bringing in products – including blood glucose meters, insulin pen needles and a skin care range – at a reduced cost to the ones they were currently buying. We wanted to bring in more affordable products without losing quality. When we started there were blood glucose meters from four main companies, each of which were charging ~£15 per pot of 50 glucose test strips to go with their meters. We were able to come in and offer our strips at just under £10 per pot.”
Chapman has been with the company since its inception, having previously spent five years in the Royal Navy as a Diver. He also spent 13 years as a Special Constable, finally ending that role in September 2016 due to work pressures, at which point he left the force at the highest position possible, as Chief Officer for Surrey Police.
From the get-go, Chapman sees the biggest challenge he has faced was to break into a market with an unknown name. He recalls, “We had to establish a brand when there were several strong brands already in the space. No one had heard of us, and we had no pedigree in the market place. But the best part has been creating a much better-known name. Our products are now stocked in almost all pharmacies in the UK. It’s great to see our stock on shelves almost everywhere I go, also on television – any fly on the wall docum Continue reading

What to Eat for Christmas if You Have Diabetes

What to Eat for Christmas if You Have Diabetes


Food , Healthy Eating , Nutrition , Recipes , Blood Sugar
It can be hard to prioritize your health during the holiday season, so here are some top tips Ive included to ensure a successful upcoming year. You may be attending holiday events such as family get togethers, work parties and festivals and with the addition of tempting snacks and festive drinks, maintaining a healthy diet and blood sugars can become a frustrating challenge. While it may not seem fair having to take extra measures to manage your health, it will pay off in the long run as you begin the new year healthy versus gaining unwanted pounds and having uncontrolled blood sugar levels. To make sure you are on the best treatment for your diabetes management, it may be helpful to talk to your diabetes educator about getting through the festive season.
Here are some tips to help with your success:
Start your day with a protein-rich breakfast and if you intend to exercise, make sure you eat within 45 minutes of doing so to keep your blood sugar regulated. This will prevent you from craving unhealthy sweets later in the day.
Follow the plate method when eating, as there will be several carbohydrate options, but make sure you are balancing 1/2 of your plate with non-starchy vegetables, 1/4 with lean meat, and the remaining 1/4 plate with carbohydrate-rich foods, such as a roll, corn, or potatoes.
Choose foods that are grilled, not fried, and vegetables that are steamed versus covered in butter or gravy.
Include calorie-free beverages into your meal such as water. Drink a glass before you eat your meal to Continue reading

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