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Long-Term Benefits Of Linoleic Acid In Type 2 Diabetes

Long-Term Benefits of Linoleic Acid In Type 2 Diabetes

Long-Term Benefits of Linoleic Acid In Type 2 Diabetes


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Long-Term Benefits of Linoleic Acid In Type 2 Diabetes
High linoleic acid level could reduce type 2 risk by 43 percent, new study found.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are beneficial for improving lipid profiles in healthy individuals and among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids lowers triglycerides and VLDL cholesterol, but they might also increase LDL cholesterol. Latest evidences suggest omega-3 fatty acids are not related to mortality, hypertension, cardiovascular disease as well as the risk of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Meanwhile, the metabolic effects of omega-6 fatty acids remain largely unknown and there is little available evidence regarding their potential role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. A pooled analysis of international studies was assessed to find the associations of linoleic acid and arachidonic acid biomarkers with incident type 2 diabetes.
Researchers analyzed data from 20 prospective cohort studies from ten countries, including Iceland, Netherlands, United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Australia, Sweden, and France. All included study participants were between 49-76 years old with a body mass index of 23.328.4 kg/m2 and had data for linoleic acid and arachidonic acid biomarkers at baseline. Any participants with type 2 diabetes at baseline were excluded from the study. Researchers defined incident type 2 diabetes as havin Continue reading

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Diabetes and Alcohol: to drink or not to drink

Diabetes and Alcohol: to drink or not to drink


Diabetes and Alcohol: to drink or not to drink
The life of a diabetic is full of challenges and they have to face it in each and every day of their lives. Each day seems like a struggle and this tussle takes a heavy toll on diabetic physically and emotionally.
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One of the major concern among diabetic is what kind of items they can have and what needs to be avoided. And with this problem, a question arises of diabetes and alcohol relationship;
Are they prone to more risk of complication with alcohol?
What is the safe limit for a diabetic to have alcohol?
A large chunk of population consume alcohol in some form or another;
Consumption of alcohol is only rising due to stressful life and increased depression related cases;
Our films have also promoted alcohol intake, they have developed a sense of perception that late night partying and boozing around is a way for happy and successful life;
Reports claiming health benefits of alcohol have confused people whether it is good or bad for health;
Before coming to a straight answer, we should understand how our body reacts with alcohol intake.
The food we eat get metabolize and digested in thestomach.
But the case is different with alcohol; our liver is responsible for Alcohol metabolism.
1. It stores and secretes glucose to cells in order to fuel them when we are not eating
So whenever we take alcohol, it is not considered as food by our stomach but identified as toxic Continue reading

Device Connectivity  The Next Big Wave in Diabetes

Device Connectivity The Next Big Wave in Diabetes


Device Connectivity The Next Big Wave in Diabetes
The Apple Watch and its operating system iOS 8 holds great promise for people with diabetes when it and the iPhone finally connect wearers to Apples Health software. With Android options also rapidly developing, these advances hold great potential for easy passage of diabetes data between devices so it can benefit people with diabetes and their health care providers. The question we really want answered is when will the meter, pump and CGM talk to each other?
The Apple Watch and its operating system iOS 8 holds great promise for people with diabetes when it and the iPhone finally connect wearers to Apples Health software. With Android options also rapidly developing, these advances hold great potential for easy passage of diabetes data between devices so it can benefit people with diabetes and their health care providers. The question we really want answered is when will the meter, pump and CGM talk to each other?
Connectivity is the coming big wave in diabetes, offering better tools to solve the ongoing problems of high A1cs, variable blood sugars, and hypoglycemia. Advances in health care are now being brought about not only by clinicians or pharmaceutical companies but by telecommunication and software developers. Connectivity will make glucose control more accessible, more affordable, and bring greater clarity to day-to-day interventions.
Tracking a wealth of data such as glucose readings, glucose trend lines, calorie and carb intake, activity levels, weight, and blood pressure is critical in diabetes care, yet co Continue reading

Is Glaucoma a Neurodegeneration caused by Central Insulin Resistance: Diabetes Type 4?

Is Glaucoma a Neurodegeneration caused by Central Insulin Resistance: Diabetes Type 4?


Is Glaucoma a Neurodegeneration caused by Central Insulin Resistance: Diabetes Type 4?
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Is Glaucoma a Neurodegeneration caused by Central Insulin Resistance: Diabetes Type 4?
How to cite this article: Dada T. Is Glaucoma a Neurodegeneration caused by Central Insulin Resistance: Diabetes Type 4? J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017;11(3):77-79.
Glaucoma is an acquired multifactorial progressive neurodegenerative syndrome with complex pathogenesis. It is characterized by accelerated retinal ganglion cell (RGC) apoptosis and leads to optic neuropathy with visual field defects, the intraocular pressure (IOP) being a major risk factor. The only therapy currently available is lowering of IOP with medical/laser/surgical therapy; however, many patients continue to progress despite an adequately controlled or apparently normal IOP. Recent studies have shown that glaucoma patients have central neurodegenera-tion involving both the occipital cortex and lateral genicu-late body (LGB). 1 , 2 It has been postulated that glaucoma may be a disease initially affecting the central nervous system (CNS) and traveling dow Continue reading

Diabetes-Friendly Fun and Education at the ADA Expo

Diabetes-Friendly Fun and Education at the ADA Expo


The American Diabetes Association invites you to join them at their annual Health and Wellness Expo on April 8th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event is FREE and promises lots of fun, games and diabetes education for the entire family! This year, American Medical ID has donated over 200 diabetes bracelets that will be given to EXPO attendees to help educate on the importance of wearing a Medical ID.
Mallory Dahlquist, Manager- Community Health Strategies with the ADA Illinois Chapter, answered many of our questions about the upcoming event.
Tell us a little bit about the event: On April 8th, 2017 the American Diabetes Association will host its 14th Annual Health & Wellness EXPO, presented by Meridian, at the McCormick Place from 10am-3pm. This free event includes activities for people of all ages, including a Family Fun Zone with information for the whole family. The Health & Wellness EXPO provides the community with a unique opportunity to receive free health screenings, participate in healthy cooking demonstrations, learn more about active living, speak with over 50 exhibitors and listen to leading experts talk about diabetes, prevention, management and breakthrough technologies.
What is the Family Fun Zone? What are some of the activities?The Family Fun Zone is a space at the Health & Wellness EXPO with information, activities, and resources for those at the EXPO under the age of 18 years old and their family. In the Family Fun Zone, kids will participate in a Diabetes Clinic and get the chance to adopt a stuffed animal with diabetes, and have to visit stations to Continue reading

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