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High Fiber Diets Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Cereal, vegetable fiber most effective against development of type 2 diabetes...


Genetically Modified Bacteria to Detect Cancer and Diabetes?

  Engineers at MIT and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting...


Iron Deficiency May Increase HbA1c Levels

Iron deficiency in adults with or without anemia may increase HbA1c levels, potentially leading to misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes...



Reducing Neuropathic Pain with a Vegan Diet

Low fat, low GI diet results in lost weight, some reduction in diabetic nerve pain...


Moderate Drinking Can Damage Heart in Later Years

Even low alcohol intake may be possible hazard to cardiac structure and function in seniors...


Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Risk for ALS

Risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis associated with diabetes type, age of diagnosis...


Physical Activity as Important as Quitting Smoking for Longer Life

Thirty minutes of exercise 6 days a week associated with about 40% mortality risk reduction in a study of older men…


Gender-Based Differences in Glycemic Control in T2DM

Women have smaller improvement in HbA1c and more hypoglycemia and nocturnal hypoglycemia...


Are Postprandial Levels in T1 Patients Impacted by More Than Carbohydrates?

Protein, fat, and the glycemic index may be factors in postprandial glucose levels as well according to CGMS data...


Increased Risk of Pancreatitis with Liraglutide?

There have been many conclusions drawn about the relationship between liraglutide and pancreatitis...


Consumption of Caffeine Reduces Risk of ED

Men who drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day are about 40 percent less likely to experience ED…


Experimental Drug May Be Able to Turn White Fat into Brown Fat

A variant of the pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, Adempas, showed weight loss effects in mice...


Rapid Heart Rate Suggests a 59% Higher Risk of Diabetes

A potential new pre-clinical marker to determine a patient’s risk for diabetes…


Poor Disease Control Among Type 1 Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1

Advanced technologies and treatments should be implemented to improve metabolic control and outcomes in type 1 diabetic patients…


Skipping Meals Increases Abdominal Fat and Increases Diabetes Risk

Eating smaller meals is a way to lose weight, but skipping meals altogether has been linked to increased abdominal fat…


New Non-Invasive Test Identifies Coronary Artery Blockages

FFRCT compares the maximum achievable blood flow in a diseased coronary artery with the theoretical maximum flow in a normal one, eliminating the need to diagnose the problem via cardiac catheterization....


Gastric Bypass Benefits Outweigh Risks after Two Years?

Deficiencies in iron, calcium and vitamin D were more common in the gastric bypass group....


Gestational Diabetes May Be More Likely When Having a Boy

Study finds greater metabolic changes during pregnany with male fetus…


Efficacy and Safety of an SGLT-2 Inhibitor with Insulin for Type 2s

Canagliflozin appears to offer significant benefits when used in conjunction with insulin therapy.…


Metabolic Syndrome Increases Cardiovascular Risks

Presence of 2-3 metobolic factors resulted in greater risk for black women compared to white women…


AACE 2015: Dental Office Screening Identifies Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes

Score proposed to help facilitate diagnosis among population that infrequently sees primary physicians...


AACE 2015: Principal Investigator of Bionic Artificial Pancreas Provides Updates

Studies show reduction in CGM levels and hypoglycemia compared to insulin-pump therapy...


AACE 2015: Physicians Say Patient Care Guided by CDE-Ambassadors Better

Professionals trained by endocrinologists shown effective in reducing patients’ glycemia, blood pressure, lipids and body weight…


New Intragastric Balloon for Weight-Loss Treatment

Patients shed pounds and had fewer comorbidities with minimally invasive procedure...


FDA Warns that Use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors Could Lead to Ketoacidosis in Some Patients

Proper patient education on hydration touted as method to reduce DKA...


Can Diet and Exercise Prevent Muscle Loss in Old Age?

Further study needed on combining exercise training and diet supplementation...


Cardiovascular Health Tested by Hand-Grip Strength

Test may be inexpensive way to gauge patients at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and premature death…


Peripheral Neuropathy May Precede Diabetes Diagnosis

Components of metabolic syndrome associated with peripheral neuropathy in prediabetic patients…


Web-based Interventions May Assist Treatment of Diabetes Depression

Increased risk of depression may affect patient desire for face-to-face contact, hinder diabetes care...


Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies...


Microvascular Complications Due to Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

Studies yet to determine if gluten-free diet will decrease risk of retinopathy, nephropathy...


Increased Testosterone Linked to Diabetes and Prostate Enlargement

More long-term studies necessary to assess safety, efficacy of testosterone-replacement therapy...


Circulating Progenitor Cells Predict Microvascular Outcomes in Type 2 Patients

A low CD34+ count also diminished the protective effects of ACE inhibitors/ARBs on microalbuminuria progression...


Fish Oil May Help with Diabetic Neuropathy

Omega-3 fatty acids in found to improved nerve damage in mice with type 1 and type 2...


Alzheimer's and Diabetes Linked?

Elevated blood glucose caused increase in amyloid beta leveles in the brain...


Is Diet or Exercise the Best Way to Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Researchers study effects of calorie restriction and physical activity as separate and combination weight-loss methods...


Using a Grocery List Linked to Better BMI

Study finds low-income shoppers who used list made higher quality food choices and had lower body weight...


Vitamin D Supplements May Help Patients Lose Weight

Italian study suggests that a daily pill may boost dieting efforts in those already low in the nutrient...


Caffeine During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles Childhood Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who drank caffeine-laden drinks during pregnancy were 89% more likely to be obese...


Diabetes Interventions in the School System

Lack of trained staff, equipement and policies complicates diabetes management for children...



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Lynn Grieger, CDE, RD
ABPM, FACC, FCCWS

Category: Nutrition
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