Latest diabetes news and developments

The medical world is continuously working on ways to improve treatment and prevention for diabetes. Make sure you visit this page regularly for a list of the latest articles discussing these advancements.

26 January 2016

1. Scientists continue to investigate whether certain vitamins and minerals, taken in conjunction with a holistic diabetes treatment programme, help to improve blood glucose stability in some people. Read more about the research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15163474


2. International researchers may soon be able to control your risk of developing type 2 diabetes using genetics. Read more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150428123819.htm


3. Being overweight during your pregnancy could put your unborn child at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes later on in life. Read more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150427211642.htm


4. Two major studies out of the USA and Scotland show that type 1 diabetics who begin controlling their blood glucose levels early on tend to live longer:http://www.medicaldaily.com/type-1-diabetes-patients-live-longer-immediate-blood-glucose-control-following-316590


5. Treating those with sleep apnoea – a condition whereby the throat temporarily closes making breathing difficult at rest – helped to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in those with pre-diabetes, the University of Chicago’s Medical Center recently reported: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150427163849.htm


6. Drinking too much alcohol is never good, no matter what your health status, but it is believed to have a particularly serious impact on the health of those with diabetes. Read more about the consequences of alcohol abuse for diabetics here: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh22-3/211.pdf


7. Losing weight has shown to have a positive effect on blood glucose levels for those with diabetes. John Hopkins Medicine issued a full guide illustrating the benefits in this handy document. Read it here.

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