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New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead To Diabetes

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead to Diabetes

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead to Diabetes


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Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia revealed that artificial sweeteners impair the bodys response to glucose, reducing control of blood sugar levels
It took just two weeks for the artificial sweetener group to show adverse effects to their blood sugar levels, including a reduction in numbers of the gut peptide GLP-1, which limits the rise in blood sugar after eating
While public health agencies continue to support the use of artificial sweeteners, one Yale University cardiologist, and ex-diet soda fiend, is speaking out against them
The American Diabetes Association states foods and drinks that use artificial sweeteners are an option that "may help curb your cravings for something sweet" if you have diabetes. They're among a number of public health organizations spreading the deceptive and incorrect message that artificial sweeteners make a sensible alternative to sugar for diabetics even as the research continues to accumulate to the contrary.
In a small, preliminary study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia revealed that artificial sweeteners impair the body's response to glucose, reducing control of blood sugar levels . 1 , 2 The study involved 27 healthy participants who were given either capsules of the artificial sweeteners sucralose (brand name Splenda) and acesulfame K in an amount equivalent to consuming 1.5 liters of diet drinks a day Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Treat Itchiness Caused by Diabetes

Easy Ways to Treat Itchiness Caused by Diabetes

If you happen to have diabetes, you may be all too well acquainted with that annoying, itchy feeling. It is a very common sign of heightened blood glucose levels, which is also diabetes’s defining factor.
But good news! We have provided you with multiple ways to achieve much-needed and much-deserved relief from such unbearable itchiness. Read on to find out how to soothe any irritated skin you might have.
Method #1: Lifestyle Changes
1. Prevent Your Skin from Becoming Dry
Keeping your skin well-hydrated is a must. You can do so using a variety of skin creams and moisturizers. However, it is of utmost importance that you avoid any scented creams and lotions, as your skin may have a reaction to them, resulting in even more itching!
Make sure to moisturize your skin on a daily basis, after showering would be best. Once again, be sure to use mild soaps instead of scented versions, as they may further irritate and dry out your skin due to their chemical content.
2. Change The Way You Bathe
While bathing is always considered a good thing, doing it too frequently can only worsen your itching. So best to limit bathing to once every second day. Of course, the frequency can vary depending on your activities, as well other outside factors such as climate.
Furthermore, avoid washing with water which is too hot, as that causes further skin irritation. Best to use water at room temperature or even lower. Hot water is also bad for another reason: it dilates one’s vessels, which also speeds up the metabolism of insulin.
This can trigger hypoglycemia. And yet another reason why diabetic Continue reading

Reds' Adam Duvall excels on field as he keeps diabetes in check

Reds' Adam Duvall excels on field as he keeps diabetes in check


Reds' Adam Duvall excels on field as he keeps diabetes in check
August 24, 2017 12:13pm EDT August 24, 2017 12:11pm EDT As a 22-year-old on the Giants A-ball club, Adam Duvall was hoping to achieve his dream of advancing to the majors without any setbacks. But then a lingering health concern changed the plan.
CHICAGO As a 22-year-old on the Giants A-ball club, Adam Duvall was hoping to achieve his dream of advancing to the majors without any setbacks. But then a lingering health concern changed the plan.
Duvall had lost 20 pounds over the course of the seasonas the symptoms ofType 1 diabetes took hold. Although the Louisville, Ky., native was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic during his childhood, he and his parents didnt worry because the condition was manageable even while playing sports.
Being a young, healthy athlete, I didnt think, Gee, I need to worry about that, Duvall said. But I would go low (on insulin) during games, and I would always have a payday (reaction). During the games when I was younger, Id be jittery.
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Once the teams doctors confirmed the diagnosis, Duvall had to mentally adjust to the unanticipated setback. It would take work, even more than what's normally required to reach the majors, but Duvall was committed to keeping the disease in check so he would one day reach his goal of being a big-leaguer. That day came when he debuted with the Giants in 2014. Since then, Duvall has continued to elevate his game, and, now with the Reds, is putting up All-Star numbers.But managing his diabetes remains a p Continue reading

Type One Diabetes and the Comments that Followed

Type One Diabetes and the Comments that Followed


Type One Diabetes and the Comments that Followed
A year ago today, I went to the hospital after two weeks of sleepless nights, one month of not being able to think, and two months of exhaustion and muscle cramps. On top of those things, I could actually feel my blood pressure exploding, I could barely see and I was drinking water like it was going out of style. I knew I was a diabetic.
I have one of those odd memories. I can recall a lot of details from my childhood, I can watch a movie and quote it two years later. Its all useless information, I never quite used this gift to my advantage. But if you want to know how Zach and Lisa started dating on Saved by the Bell, I could tell ya. If you want to know where the term Saved by the Bell comes from, I could also tell ya.
I remember learning about diabetes in sixth grade by Miss Martenson. I was calmed by the fact that I was probably too old to get it. Go figure. But thanks to my recall, when I was feeling sick last year, I knew what those symptoms meant, I just thought it was Type 2.
I prayed to God on the way to the hospital, please, I dont want to be embarrassed by a Type 2 diagnosis. Somehow, Type 1 wasnt crossing my mind. I rationalized a million other things it could be but while I was on the cold, paper-lined, vinyl bed, listening to my Type 2 diagnosis, I just couldnt accept it.
I told the the Nurse Practitioner that doesnt seem right because. She looked at me inquisitively. Did I say something wrong? I thought again to myself. And she slowly replied, Ill be back. I waited in 20 minutes of silence. I was terrif Continue reading

Conjoint Associations of Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension With Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease in Parents: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Conjoint Associations of Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension With Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease in Parents: A Retrospective Cohort Study


The conjoint association of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and gestational hypertension (GH) with cardiometabolic disease has not been well studied. We evaluated a combined GDM/GH risk indicator in both mothers and fathers because of shared spousal behaviors and environments. In the present population-based retrospective cohort study, GH was identified in matched pairs of mothers with GDM or without GDM (matched on age group, health region, and year of delivery) who had singleton live births in Quebec, Canada (19902007). A total of 64,232 couples were categorized based on GDM/GH status (neither, either, or both). Associations with diabetes, hypertension, and a composite of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality were evaluated using Cox proportional hazard models (from 12 weeks postpartum to March 2012). Compared with having neither GDM nor GH, having either was associated with incident diabetes (hazard ratio (HR) = 14.7, 95% confidence interval (CI): 12.9, 16.6), hypertension (HR = 1.9, 95% CI: 1.8, 2.0), and CVD/mortality (HR = 1.4, 95% CI: 1.2, 1.7). We found associations of greater magnitude among participants who had both (for diabetes, HR = 36.9, 95% CI: 26.0, 52.3; for hypertension, HR = 5.7, 95% CI: 4.9, 6.7; and for CVD/mortality, HR = 2.4, 95% CI: 1.6, 3.5). Associations with diabetes were also observed in fathers (for either, HR = 1.2, 95% CI: 1.1, 1.3; for both, HR = 1.8, 95% CI: 1.4, 2.3). In conclusion, we found associations of a combined GDM/GH indicator with cardiometabolic disease in mothers and with diabetes in fathers, with stronger associations Continue reading

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