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Sleep-Diabetes Connection ውሑድ ድቃስ ሕማማት ሽኮርያን ልብን ብዕጽፊ የብእስ

Sleep-Diabetes Connection ውሑድ ድቃስ ሕማማት ሽኮርያን ልብን ብዕጽፊ የብእስ

The Sleep-Diabetes Connection
Not sleeping? Check your blood sugar levels.
Whenever diabetes patients enter Lynn Maarouf’s office with out-of-control blood sugar levels, she immediately asks them how they are sleeping at night. All too often, the answer is the same: not well.
“Any time your blood sugar is really high, your kidneys try to get rid of it by urinating,” says Maarouf, RD, the diabetes education director of the Stark Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “So you are probably getting up and going to bathroom all night long — and not sleeping well.”
Diabetes and sleep problems often go hand in hand. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and there’s evidence that not sleeping well can increase your risk of developing diabetes.
Low Sleep, High Blood Sugar
Maarouf says high blood sugar is a red flag for sleep problems among people with diabetes for another reason. “People who are tired will eat more because they want to get energy from somewhere,” she says. “That can mean consuming sugar or other foods that can spike blood sugar levels.”
“I really push people to eat properly throughout the day and get their blood sugars under control so they sleep better at night,” Maarouf says. “If you get your blood sugar under control, you will get a good night sleep and wake up feeling fabulous with lots of energy.”
The Connection Between Lack of Sleep and Diabetes
“There is some evidence that sleep deprivation could lead to pre-diabetic state,” says Mark Mahowald, MD, director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders C Continue reading

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Las Vegas siblings visit DC in diabetes research funding quest

Las Vegas siblings visit DC in diabetes research funding quest


Las Vegas siblings visit DC in diabetes research funding quest
Two Las Vegas siblings are in the nations capital to lobby for federal funding for research on Type 1 diabetes.
By Katelyn Umholtz Las Vegas Review-Journal
Siblings Oaklie, left, and Erick Leavitt are delegates on the Nevada Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Leavitt's home, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Siblings Oaklie, left, and Erick Leavitt are delegates on the Nevada Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Leavitt's home, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto
Oaklie and Erick Leavitt both monitor their blood sugar level up to 6 times a day, and take insulin injections when necessary. Photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Leavitt's home, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Siblings Erick, left, and Oaklie Leavitt are delegates on the Nevada Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Leavitt's home, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Siblings Oaklie, left, and Erick Leavitt are delegates on the Nevada Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Leavitt's home, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Oaklie and Erick Leavitt both monitor their blood sugar level up to 6 times a day, and take insulin injections when necessary. Photo taken on Continue reading

One Drop Partners with Fitbit to Bring Diabetes Management Data Insights to Users Worldwide

One Drop Partners with Fitbit to Bring Diabetes Management Data Insights to Users Worldwide


One Drop Partners with Fitbit to Bring Diabetes Management Data Insights to Users Worldwide
One Drop users gain 24/7 access to Fitbit data in combination with One Drop health data to drive more comprehensive care management experience
One Drop to develop custom app for Fitbit Ionic providing diabetes-related health data on wrist for users of both Android and iOS devices
NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One Drop, a leading digital diabetes care and self-management platform, today announced a multi-part collaboration with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT ) that will use the power of Fitbit wearable data to bring enhanced data-driven care management tools to the diabetes community. The first initiative will be to integrate enhanced access to Fitbit data into the One Drop | Mobile app for diabetes management, providing One Drop users with at-a-glance access to Fitbit data, with the goal of helping users better understand the impact of physical activity on blood glucose management. Fitbit data will also be incorporated into One Drop reports, allowing physicians and One Drop | Experts, and One Drop | Professional users to utilize this data to make more personalized, informed care decisions.
One Drop | Experts is the only digital diabetes education program accredited by the American Diabetes Association (PRNewsfoto/One Drop)
One Drop wireless blood glucose monitoring system with unlimited test strips (PRNewsfoto/One Drop)
Starting in November, One Drop users will be able to sync Fitbit intraday data to their One Drop accounts. This will allow users of the free, cloud-based diabete Continue reading

Saturated Fat for Diabetes

Saturated Fat for Diabetes


January 19, 2017 by David Mendosa
Did you think that saturated fat isnt good for your health? Actually it is both healthy and satisfying.
A new study by Norwegian researchers that The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published at the end of November 2016 debunks the urban myth that you need to minimize how much saturated fat you eat. The researchers at the University of Bergen found strikingly similar health effects of diets based either on carbohydrates or on fats.
In their randomized controlled trial, 38 men with abdominal obesity followed diets that were high in either carbohydrates or fat, of which about half was saturated. The men in the study had normal fasting glucose.
Only the abstract of the study is online, but the corresponding author, Simon N. Dankel, Ph.D., sent me a copy of the full text. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Science at the University of Bergen.
I would especially like to draw your attention to the rigorous design of our study, Dr. Dankel said in an email. We matched the food types as well as energy (within normal range), protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, making for a more clear-cut comparison of carbs vs. fat.
The very high intake of total and saturated fat did not increase the calculated risk of cardiovascular diseases, said Ottar K. Nygrd, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Clinical Science at the University of Bergan and cardiologist, in a press release from the university . He was a coauthor on the study.
Participants on the very high-fat diet also had substantial improveme Continue reading

The FreeStyle Libre, a device for monitoring blood sugar, is a pleasure to use.

The FreeStyle Libre, a device for monitoring blood sugar, is a pleasure to use.


Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by FreeStyle Libre.
In the years after I was diagnosed at 24 with Type 1 diabetes, I would sometimes cry when I stopped to study my hands. Back then, the skin of my fingertips was pockmarked by tiny craters, traces of the blood tests I performed seven or more times a day. Though they would heal in time, others would immediately take their place. Merely knowing they were there was dispiriting, a reminder that my disease would always leave its mark on my body in one way or another.
Successfully managing Type 1 diabetes requires almost relentless biomedical self-surveillance . You learn to count carbs, measure insulin doses, and track your glucose levels. Its the last of those thats the most frustrating for many who live with the disease, as the process has traditionally involved pricking your finger with a lancing device and then checking the capillary blood that springs forth. Typically, the process isnt that painful, but it can be messy, and the disposable single-use test strips it requires are often expensive, sometimes costing more than $1 each without insurance. (That may not sound like much, but it adds up if youre using them the recommended 48 times a day.) Perhaps more importantly, the information it reveals is limited, showing you where you stand in the moment but telling you nothing about whether your levels are rising, falling, or holding steady. That can be frustrating when you need it most, since it makes it hard to detect potentially dangerous rapid changes.
More recently, continuous glucose monitors (or CGMs) have begun t Continue reading

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