Adlyxin Get’s The Go-Ahead

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to help treat adult type 2 diabetics. Every time a new drug hits the market, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each treatment. Because there are always new drugs being developed for diabetes, we can always find better ways to manage glucose levels. The new medication, Adlyxin which is developed by Sanofi is a glucagon like-reception (GLP-1) that is injected and will be used to treat type 2 coupled with diet and exercise. The GLP-1 is a hormone that is released after eating and will suppress [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Dogs or CGMS?

I’m sure you’ve all read or seen a story about a dog that saved someone’s life. Maybe they woke them up when there was a fire, or maybe they detected a hypoglycemic episode. Sure, these stories are adorable, and we all love to hear them, but how reliable our furry friends versus a continue glucose meter at warning against low glucose levels? A recent study by Dr. Los a pediatric endocrinology fellow at the Oregon health & Science University wanted to see just how well man’s best friend did when pitted against technology. To see which one was better, Dr. [...]

February 16th, 2017|

Diabetes And Heart Attacks, Worse Than We Thought?

A recent study has shown that the link between diabetes and heart attacks could be worse than we originally thought. Sure, we’ve always known that being diabetic increases the chance of having cardiovascular complications like heart attacks, but most people don’t realize just how much diabetes impacts our hearts. The study was completed at the University of Leeds and was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The researchers looked at 700,000 people that went to the hospital for a heart attack between the years of 2003 and 2013. Looking at the data, the researchers found that 121,000 [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Sleep – Too Little Or Too Much – Bad Either Way

Some news out of the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has shed some new light on the connection between sleep and diabetes risk. The study published in the journal showed bad news for men that aren’t getting enough sleep and are sleeping too much. We already know that impact that sleep can have on a diabetic and getting enough sleep is important for your body. Sleep gives your body the time that it needs to recover from the day and gives it the energy it needs. Although we know the importance of sleep, the average number of [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

Diabetes in Adolescents Worse than we Thought

There has been some shocking news released in the Journal of the American Medical Association. We knew that diabetes in adolescents cases have been on the rise, but it could be worse than we initially thought in teenagers. A study was completed by Andy Menke, Ph.D., from Social & Scientific Systems and his study has shown daunting news to share with the diabetic community. Before the recent study, there were estimations that diabetes prevalence in teens in the United States was around 0.25%, but those estimations were way off. With the new information, experts are now suggesting that the real [...]

January 25th, 2017|

Research Suggest Avoiding Paleo Diet

Every year there is a no fad diet that hits society. Thanks to social media, workout videos, and infomercials on TV, these fad diets can quickly saturate the market. One of the biggest diets floating around right now is the paleo diet. The paleo diet’s goal is to mimic a primal diet or a diet that early humans would eat. While it sounds simple enough, a recent article has suggested that diabetics should avoid this diet and others like it. The study, which was released in The Medical Journal of Australia, states that even though the paleo diet sounds like [...]

January 18th, 2017|

Different Metformin Responses? Genetics Explain Why

The most common type 2 diabetes treatment, metformin, is well-known within the diabetic community. It’s almost always the first prescription a doctor will give you when looking to control the chronic condition. It’s been around for 50 years and it used by millions of people across the globe. But some diabetics notice more benefits from the drug than others until recently we had no idea why, but a study could reveal some more information about metformin and how it impacts our health. Metformin is used to control glucose levels and lower the risk of having severe health complications related to [...]

January 11th, 2017|

Looking for a New Way to Treat Diabetes Early

A new study out of Sanford-Burnham Presby Medical Discover Institute could have discovered a new way to improve insulin responsiveness and help treat diabetes earlier than before. The study that was released in the Journal of CLinicla Investigation has shown some exciting news for the diabetic community. One of the key traits that happen before type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, which means insulin doesn’t cause the body’s cell to take the glucose from our foods. Because glucose continues to run through the blood, it promotes the pancreas to make more insulin, which eventually causes other insulin-producing cells to die. [...]

January 4th, 2017|

Coffee and Diabetes

The majority of Americans start their day with a good cup of Joe. Some people start their day with SEVERAL cups of Joe. But what kind of impact does coffee have on your diabetes? Most days it seems like science can’t decide what they think about diabetes and coffee. Some studies say it’s bad, while others say it’s good. A new study out of the International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences looked at the impact of coffee and several different groups of people, and the results are important for diabetics to take notice of. […]

December 28th, 2016|

Over-Treating Diabetes Could Have Side Effects

We all know how critical it is to manage your glucose levels whether you have Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Not managing your diabetes could have extremely dangerous consequences like blindness, amputation, heart disease, or even death. But is there a chance that over-treating diabetes could have even worse effects? A recent study from the Mayo Clinic points that direction. Dr. Rozalina McCoy, a medical professional form the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study that looked at over 30,000 diabetic adults and how they are treated to manage their diabetes. The researchers looked at which patients were treated [...]

December 23rd, 2016|