BY MATT ATHERTON: DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by drinking tea, it’s been claimed. But how much tea should you drink every day to avoid diabetes?
Diabetes is a common condition that affects almost four million people in the UK.
Around 90 per cent of all diabetes cases in the UK are caused by type 2 diabetes.
The condition is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin. (read more)
BY DLIFE EDITORS: New research suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders like diabetes.
The study also reported for the first time metabolic distinctions between male and female mice.
Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans conducted studies in both a mouse model and in human tissue to advance understanding of the role of Nischarin, a novel protein discovered by Dr. Suresh Alahari’s lab, in fat distribution and insulin resistance leading to diabetes and obesity. (read more)
BY E.J. MUNDELL: A study of more than 74,000 French women has turned up an unexpected finding: Those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
The finding is based on surveys sent to thousands of women born between 1925 and 1950. The study found that — after adjusting for body weight and other health factors — women who said they had migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, the leading form of the blood sugar disease.
The finding is surprising because migraine has “been associated with insulin resistance,” the metabolic condition that underlies type 2 diabetes, said a team led by Guy Fagherazzi of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Villejuif, France. (read more)
BY DR JOETTE GIOVINCO: Four years ago, medication kept Denise Menendez’s Type 2 diabetes under control. Then something changed.
“It was just awful,” she recalled. “I’d get up in the morning and I would feel awful.”
At age 58, she had a stroke when her sugars spiraled out of control. Her left side became numb and weak.
Despite large doses of insulin, her glucose skyrocketed five times the normal level. She only had months to live, according to her doctor. (read more)
BY ANA SANDOIU: According to some estimates, over 415 million people worldwide currently have type 2 diabetes, which has led some scientists to refer to the condition as a “global pandemic.”
Although there is no cure for diabetes yet, treatment and lifestyle changes can help those living with the disease.
However, diabetes drugs have varying rates of success, which depend on the form of administration and may vary from person to person. (read more)