Personalized Treatment for Diabetes up for Debate

24 May 2017 --- Current treatment methods for type 2 diabetes generate differences of opinion within the medical community. Some medical professionals favor a drug combination approach that could improve the quality of life for patients and reduce costs, others are concerned about the risks and side effects of this strategy and support a step-by-step method whereby one drug is used at a time depending on how the patient responds. The question "Is it time for initial combination in type-2 diabetes?" was debated at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon this week, where Prof Stefano Del Prato and Dr. Dídac Mauricio will discuss the evidence for and against combination therapy for type 2 diabetes.

Study Offers Further Proof That Meat is Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

20 Apr 2017 --- Plant protein is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while people with a diet high in meat had a higher risk of developing the disease, a study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland has found. The results of the study support the idea that the source of dietary protein may play an important role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Legumes Associated with Lower Risk of Diabetes

31 Mar 2017 --- Individuals with a higher consumption of legumes have up to a 35% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with a lower consumption. That’s according to a new study from URV's Human Nutrition Unit in collaboration with other research groups in the PREDIMED.

Study Highlights Importance of Preventing Weight Gain to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

03 Feb 2017 --- A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese.

“Huge Variations” in UK Diabetes Care

01 Feb 2017 --- There are huge variations in the type of care people with diabetes are receiving, depending on where in England and Wales they live, according to new figures from the NHS.

New Type 2 Diabetes Research Center to Open in UK

30 Jan 2017 --- A Type 2 Diabetes research center is to be set up at The University of Oxford. Funding and support will be from the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, who is investing around £115 million ($144.1 million) in the 10-year partnership.

Diabetes Now Accounts for 12 Percent of US Deaths, Says New Study

26 Jan 2017 --- Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University have suggested that diabetes accounts for 12 percent of deaths in the United States, a significantly higher percentage than previous research revealed. The new figures make it the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Healthy Diet Helps HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients Adhere to Medication Regimens

26 Jan 2017 --- A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco, has found that HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months, were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens. Furthermore, along with people who have type 2 diabetes, the same group was less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.

Updates To Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Recommendations

03 Jan 2017 --- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has recommended that physicians prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, according to an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Research Suggests Purslane Extract Mimics Insulin

07 Dec 2016 --- A new study has confirmed the anti-diabetic properties of the purslane herb extract Portulaca oleracea L. The study examined the mode of action of selected substances with potential to mimic insulin activity.Researchers at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, led by Julian Weghuber, PhD, investigated extracts prepared from seven different plants reported to exhibit anti-diabetic effects via GLUT4 (glucose transporter protein type 4) translocation-inducing properties. Induction of GLUT4 translocation without insulin is considered a key aspect to decrease elevated blood glucose levels in persons with diabetes.

FDA Approves Jardiance to Reduce Cardiovascular Death in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

05 Dec 2016 --- The US Food and Drug Administration have approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes UK Report Praised by Health Secretary

25 Nov 2016 --- Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, told diabetes campaigners and MPs the time had come “to see words turned into action” and added that people with diabetes could hold the Government to “our promises about transforming diabetes care”.

Asian Americans at Higher Risk of Diabetes, Not Enough Get Tested

15 Nov 2016 --- Less than half of Asian Americans who should be screened for type 2 diabetes get tested, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Asian Americans have a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes, yet they were the racial and ethnic group least likely, by far, to undergo recommended screening.

Food Industry Key to Fighting Diabetes, Says BENEO

14 Nov 2016 --- BENEO have highlighted the importance of the food industry’s role in diabetes prevention and managing blood glucose levels. The comments come in response to ‘Eyes on Diabetes’, this year’s World Diabetes Day campaign.

ISA Launch Diabetes Awareness Campaign

14 Nov 2016 --- The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has continued its efforts to support the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in raising awareness on diabetes prevention and management. The association is supporting World Diabetes Day with targeted and engaging materials with the scientific support of the European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) for Diabetes of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD).

EU Funding For Diabetes Fighting Peptide

31 Oct 2016 --- Irish biotechnology and R&D company, Nutrias’ will receive a €3million EU grant to fund it's revolutionary natural ingredient. Found and unlocked from within plants, the patent filed peptide carries the potential to prevent pre-diabetic patients developing diabetes. 

Diabetes UK Supports the Need to Tackle Childhood Obesity

12 Oct 2016 --- Three in five (60 per cent) of the most deprived boys in England are projected to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared to just one in six of the most affluent boys according to new analysis by the Obesity Health Alliance.

FDA Approves First Automated Insulin Delivery Device

29 Sep 2016 --- The US Food and Drug Administration have approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses in people 14 years of age and older with type 1 diabetes.

Healthy Fat Stems Cells Protect Against Diabetes

19 Sep 2016 --- Fat stem cells in healthy obese individuals can store fat more efficiently than those with increased risk of diabetes, according to a study from the University of Bristol and Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar (ADLQ).

90% of England’s Diabetes Cases Could Be Prevented

19 Sep 2016 --- New estimates have suggested that the total number of adults with diabetes in England is approximately 3.8 million, of which 90% of the cases are Type 2 diabetes, a disease which is largely preventable by changes to lifestyle and diet.