Top Diabetes News of Today

What are the best foods for people with diabetes?

BY BETH SISSONS: Eating certain foods while limiting others can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes.

Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications.

A healthcare professional, such as a doctor or dietitian, can work with people who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes to find the most beneficial food choices that work for them.

This article looks at some of the best foods for people with diabetes to eat, as well as which foods to limit or balance in the diet. (read more)

A new mouse model may unlock the secrets of type I diabetes

BY UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO: Researchers at The University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of Type I diabetes, a breakthrough that has the potential to reshape how the chronic disease is studied.

An estimated 1.25 million Americans are living with Type I diabetes. While the condition can be managed with insulin, finding a treatment or cure for the disease has been elusive — in part because scientists have not had a reliable animal model that mimics the full scope of human Type I diabetes. (read more)

Newly discovered disease opens for future diabetes treatment

BY KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET: Knowledge of a newly discovered genetic disorder, which means that a person cannot produce the protein TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) in their cells, can open for the development of new diabetes drugs. This is shown in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Diabetes.

Can gastric bypass surgery cause remission in type 2 diabetes?

BY GINGER VIEIRA: If 75 percent of the obese patients with type 2 diabetes achieved remission after gastric bypass surgery, would you say it sounds too good to be true?

recent study published in the Diabetologia journal from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes reports that the obesity surgery known as Roux-en-Y (RYGB) is helping patients with diabetes shed weight and their type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

The study focused on the effects of RYGB on diabetes remission, predicting factors, likelihood of relapse, surgical complications, and incidence of microvascular (retinopathy, neuropathy, etc.) and macrovascular (clogged arteries) complications. (read more)

Diabetes does not appear to affect children’s test scores

BY LISA RAPAPORT: Kids living with type 1 diabetes are no different from their peers in their reading and math test scores, a Danish study suggests.

The less common form of diabetes, known as type 1, develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas fails to produce the hormone insulin, which is needed for the body to convert blood sugar into energy.

Complications of type 1 diabetes – like dangerously high blood sugar, or dangerously low levels of sugar in the brain – have both been associated with cognitive problems. But not all studies have tied type 1 diabetes to worse academic performance, researchers note in JAMA. (read more)