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BY JACK WOODFIELD: Full fat dairy products could help to prevent the risk of stroke and heart disease, according to new US research.

The findings add further weight to the growing evidence base that eating healthy fats has numerous benefits, with healthy saturated fats a key component of this health boost.

The results also contradict out-of-date research purporting that saturated fat is a key cause of heart disease risk. More and more modern research is disproving this link, and this is important for people with diabetes who can benefit from better sugar levels by choosing natural fats over carbohydrate.  (read more)

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Lifelong socioeconomic disadvantages could increase type 2 diabetes risk in adulthood

BY JACK WOODFIELD: Living at a socioeconomic disadvantage growing up could increase your risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, new research indicates.

The findings from the Finland-based study revealed that certain lifestyle factors during childhood and adolescence can worsen glucose metabolism growing up.

The researchers suggest socioeconomic disadvantage, where people live in poorer neighbourhoods, is a “powerful predictor” of diabetes, and recommend that greater awareness and resources be considered for people living in these areas.  (read more)

Invokana trial stopped early after success in slowing kidney disease progression

BY JACK WOODFIELD: The diabetes drug Invokana has been found to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a relatively common complication of type 2 diabetes.

Invokana (canagliflozin) is an SGLT2 inhibitor that is prescribed alongside diet and exercise to help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

The drug has previously been linked with improved kidney outcomes, including within the recent CANVAS trials when Invokana slowed kidney function loss in type 2 diabetes.
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Research indicates positive results for artificial pancreas during pregnancy

BY JACK WOODFIELD: Women with type 1 diabetes who used an artificial pancreas while giving birth on average spent 82% of time within target blood sugar range, research suggests.

Two trials by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that women who used the device “took the worry away”, with the device performing well across all births.

The two studies examined the effectiveness of the artificial pancreas, which harnesses technology to replicate the pancreas, during childbirth.  (read more)

Metformin and insulin ineffective in improving beta cell function in kids with type 2 diabetes

BY JACK WOODFIELD: Treating newly-diagnosed children with type 2 diabetes with metformin or insulin does not effectively halt the decline of insulin production, US research suggests.

Rates of type 2 diabetes are increasing worldwide, and researchers are striving for ways to prevent beta cell dysfunction and lessen insulin resistance.

In adults, insulin resistance can be reversed through eating a healthy, real food diet, and as evidenced by our Low Carb Program users are able to come off diabetes medication and put the condition into remission. (read more)