Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes in Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependants (2008-2018)

Research Paper Title Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes, Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependents, 2008-2018 Background During 2008-2018, a total of 12,582 active component service members received incident diagnoses of any diabetes mellitus (DM), for a crude overall incidence rate of 84.8 per 100,000 person-years. More than four-fifths of incident cases were type… Read More

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Does Losing Weight following Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Boost The Chance of Remission?

Research Paper Title Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of Type 2 diabetes: a community‐based prospective cohort study. Background To quantify the association between behaviour change and weight loss after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and the likelihood of remission of diabetes at 5‐year follow‐up. Methods The researchers conducted a prospective cohort study in 867… Read More

Is Not Eating After 3pm Good For You?

A study suggests that eating all of your meals in a 6-hour window may prevent diabetes (Sutton et al., 2018). Courtney Peterson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues tested a time-restricted diet in eight overweight men who were all on the threshold of developing type 2 diabetes. For five weeks, the volunteers ate identical… Read More

Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

What are the Health Benefits of a Month off Booze?

The health benefits of a month off booze include (Mehta et al., 2018): An average 26% reduction in insulin resistance (This occurs when the hormone insulin becomes less effective at making the body remove sugar from the bloodstream, raising the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Improvements in liver health. An average 13% fall in cholesterol levels. A 6%… Read More

What is the Compliance to Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes?

Research Paper Title Compliance to self-monitoring of blood glucose among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its influential factors: a real-world cross-sectional study based on the Tencent TDF-I blood glucose monitoring platform. Background To investigate the compliance to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its influential… Read More

5 Kilograms of Broccoli A Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

“Broccoli extract lowers blood sugar EATING your greens just got even better for you. A substance found in broccoli can reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Anders Rosengren [and colleagues (2017)] at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden tested sulphoraphane, found in broccoli sprouts, in a trial of 97 people with type 2 diabetes. On average,… Read More