Sleep Affects Diabetes

Sleep Affects Diabetes Health-e-Solutions comment:  Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, Contributing Nursing Editor for the PRESENT Diabetes newsletter wrote the following article about how sleep affects diabetes. The statistics associating poor quality and quantity...

Just One Dose of Coconut Oil Boosts Brain Function

Just One Dose of Coconut Oil Boosts Brain Function, Cognitive Performance (Source) High triglyceride blood readings are red flags for obesity, diabetes, and heart health issues. Most dietary fats contain long chain triglycerides (LCT), which are not easily metabolized...

BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells

BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells (Source) BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells. This agent could make transplants more available in patients with type 1 diabetes, improve insulin resistance. In type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing islets cells of the pancreas...

Decreased Melatonin Secretion, Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Decreased Melatonin Secretion, Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk (Source) With previous evidence suggesting that melatonin may have a role in glucose metabolism, researchers have found an independent association between decreased melatonin secretion and an increased risk...

Calorie Restriction Diet Improves Type 2 Diabetes

Calorie Restriction Diet Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Not Bariatric Surgery (Source) Patients with type 2 diabetes who consume a calorie restriction diet identical to the strict regimen followed after bariatric surgery are just as likely to see a reduction in blood...

Our Internal Clocks: Ticking Time Bombs

Our Internal Clocks: Ticking Time Bombs (Source) Our internal clocks can be ticking time bombs for diabetes and obesity . If you’re pulling and all-nighter to finish a term paper, a new parent up all night with a fussy baby, or simply can’t sleep like you...

Never Use Agave

Never Use Agave (Source) Many people use agave in their recipes even though they are Real Foodies. They may not have heard the truth about agave. According to Russ Bianchi, executive of a globally recognized food and beverage development company, who lectured about...

Flaxseed versus Diabetes

Flaxseed versus Diabetes (Source) When it comes to flaxseed versus diabetes, a tablespoon of daily ground flax seeds for a month appears to improve fasting blood sugars, triglycerides, cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetics. Drug companies are hoping to...

Dietary Fat Affects Insulin Requirements in Type 1 Diabetes

Dietary Fat Affects Insulin Requirements in Type 1 Diabetes (Source) In a study of patients with type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers found that dietary fat  affects insulin requirements and glucose levels. These findings, which appeared in Diabetes Care, have major...

Cells Respond to Insulin Differently

Cells Respond to Insulin Differently (Source) One of the characteristic features of the disease type 2 diabetes is the inability of cells of the body to respond to the hormone insulin, something known as insulin resistance. However, cells respond to insulin...

Turmeric Prevents Diabetes

Turmeric Prevents Diabetes (Source) Turmeric has a long history of use in a variety of traditional Asian medical systems for treating a wide variety of ailments. Now, Western scientists are increasingly finding that this culinary root and its active ingredients may be...

High-Carb Intake in Infancy Has Lifelong Effects

High-Carb Intake in Infancy Has Lifelong Effects (Source) Consumption of high-carb foods immediately after birth programs individuals for lifelong increased weight gain and obesity, a University at Buffalo animal study has found, even if caloric intake is restricted...

Community Approach to Diabetes Prevention is Effective

Community Approach to Diabetes Prevention is Effective (Source) New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that a community approach to diabetes prevention led by community health workers is effective at reducing blood glucose and potentially reducing...

Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids’ Health Immediately

Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids’ Health Immediately (Source) Study indicates that calories are not created equal; sugar and fructose are dangerous… Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster...

PCOS Glucose Control Double Jeopardy

(Source) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition affecting about 10 percent of women and characterized by excess male hormone and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, appears to cause a sort of double jeopardy for those struggling the hardest to...

Milk Thistle and Type 2 Diabetes

(Source) Milk thistle, a member of the daisy family, has a long history of use in herbal medicine traditions for the treatment of liver disorders. Milk thistle seeds contain a polyphenol antioxidant compound called silymarin. Scientific research has yielded some...

Reduce BPA Exposure and Insulin Resistance

Health-e-Tip: Reduce BPA Exposure and Insulin Resistance (Source) Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it’s impossible to...

B Cells Secrete Inflammatory Cytokines

B Cells Secrete Inflammatory Cytokines, Type 2 Diabetes (Source) New research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reveals that B cells regulate obesity-associated inflammation and type 2 diabetes through two specific mechanisms. The study, published in...

8 Scary Side Effects of Too Little Sleep

(Source) 8 Scary Side Effects of Too Little Sleep The immediate effects of too little sleep are obvious. You’re groggy, unfocused, sluggish and dying for a nap (or a second cup of coffee). Then there are the sneakier signs you’re overtired: You’re...

Walnuts Reduce Diabetes Risk

(Source) Walnuts reduce diabetes risk. They are rich with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and alpha-linolenic acid (the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid), which can reduce insulin resistance. A group of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health followed...

Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Macrophages, Beta Cells

This is difficult reading but well worth wading through to catch the broader picture of how inflammation culminates in insulin resistance which results in beta cell loss in both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Perhaps there is a clue here for #CuringType1Diabetes...

Macrophage Activity, Inflammation and Obesity

This is difficult but informative research article on the role of obesity and macrophage activity (white blood cells) in inflammation. Depending upon how macrophages are activated, they can play a highly inflammatory role which can be destructive if sustained, or they...

Obesity Makes Fat Cells Act Infected

(Source) The inflammation of fat tissue is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why. In Cell Metabolism, scientists from The...