Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Losing A Few Pounds Could Halve the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Finds Large Study

A large study conducted in the 30 years has found that making simple lifestyle changes like eating healthy, working out, and losing a few pounds could halve the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that losing at least 6 pounds reduced the risk of diabetes by 40 to 47% in people who had prediabetes.

New Procedure Could Help People with Type 2 Diabetes to Stop Insulin, Study

A new study has found that a new procedure called Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) could be effective among patients with type 2 diabetes to an extent where they can even stop taking insulin. The study found that 75% of participants were off insulin after undergoing the DMT procedure, along with a type of diabetes medication, diet, and exercise.

Diabetes Reversed in One Patient, He’s off Insulin for over 2 Years, Case Study

A new case study has found a young man with type 1 diabetes stopped using insulin for over two years after using a blood cancer drug called ruxolitinib. His diabetes has been potentially reversed as long as he takes the drug. The patient was found to have a specific genetic mutation that helped the drug to treat his diabetes.

Going to Bed Early Could Be a Good Habit for Diabetics, Finds Study

A new study has found that it is not good for people with type 2 diabetes to sleep late and get up late because they tend to exercise less while doing so. Instead, they should sleep early and get up early to keep their physical activity going so they stay away from health risks.

Controlling Blood Sugar Levels Improves Cognitive Function in People with Type 2 Diabetes

New research has shown that controlling blood sugar levels improved brain or cognitive function in people with type 2 diabetics. However, the study found mixed results with losing weight and exercising more. Some diabetics were found to have improved cognitive function after good blood sugar control.

Certain Heartburn Drugs Likely To Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A new study has found that commonly advised heartburn drugs that belong to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also found that the longer you take these OTC heartburn drugs, the more are the odds of developing type 2 diabetes.

Introducing Gluten Early In Infants Could Prevent Celiac Disease, Finds Study

New research has found that an early introduction of gluten in children aged four months could prevent the risk of celiac disease, a condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues on eating gluten. However, the study researchers have said that more studies are required to practically use this preventive strategy.