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Diabetics Do Not Need to Limit Fruit Intake

Patients who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) need not limit their fruit intake, as patients who had limited fruit intake did not show any improvement in glycemic control, according to a new study published online in Nutrition Journal.  Researchers found in their study that patients who were given high fruit intake showed the same positive results as those who had fruit restriction. Despite the lack of any trial evidence, some health professionals advise diabetic patients to limit intake of fruits because of its high sugar content. Patients are normally advised to increase consumption of a variety […]

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Sugary foods and drinks have been found to raise the prevalence of diabetes worldwide, according to a study recently published online in PLoS ONE.  Researchers cited some countries such as Bangladesh, France, Georgia, Philippines and Romania, where diabetes is prevalent despite low obesity rates, which therefore led them to suggest that diabetes may be mainly driven by excessive sugar intake. Most of the worldwide rise has been thought to be type 2 diabetes linked to the metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors), which includes high blood cholesterol level, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Researchers reported that for every […]

Continue reading Diabetes from Added Sugar on the Rise in Many Countries

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Diabetes with Depression Increases Risk of Death

A new study published in General Hospital Psychiatry reveals that people suffering from diabetes coupled with untreated depression have higher risk of death.  According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, about 26 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes and almost 30% of these patients experience symptoms of depression. The study analyzed more than 42,000 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and depression.  The result of the analysis showed that the 1.5-fold increase in the risk of death was linked to depression.  Likewise, a review of four studies showed that people suffering from diabetes with simultaneous […]

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Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by having high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. It increases the risk of maternal and fetal complications, and should therefore be prevented, especially in high-risk women who are obese. Wei Bao, MD, PhD, an epidemiologist with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues report that red mead consumption can significantly increase a woman’s risk for developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), while eating fish, chicken, legumes and nuts reduces it. Their findings were published in Diabetes Care. The researchers analyzed data from […]

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Intensive intervention programs encourage weight loss through healthier diet and exercise. These one-on-one programs are often guided by lifestyle coaches. Research shows that they have led to a 58% decrease in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among people who are obese or pre-diabetic. However, primary care doctors who are involved with such programs are often burdened with high patient loads, preventing them from providing adequate individualized care patients need. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute have found that new self-directed interventions could increase the accessibility of educational programs to […]

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