News & Views

News and Views

It’s already Friday!  What happened to the week?  So much going on…

Meformin could lead to a longer life. “A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes may delay the effects of aging and increase life span, a new study in animals suggests.”  So, you take your med like you should and not only do you control your Diabetes, you could live longer and look better doing it.  Darn, I was taken off of Metformin, too.  Read all about it.

Why gastric by-pass surgery may cause Type 2 Diabetes to go into remission.  “Though existing research has shown that gastric bypass surgery resolves type 2 diabetes, the reason has remained unclear. A research team led by Nicholas Stylopoulos, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, has identified the small intestine—widely believed to be a passive organ—as the major contributor to the body’s metabolism…” Like a lot of folks I just thought the weight loss was the thing that contributed to Diabetes going into remission.  Now, that doesn’t seem to be right…interesting reading.

walnuts

Going a little nuts might lengthen your life. “People who eat nuts, and in particular walnuts, more than three times a week have a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer…” Hmmm…combine nuts and Metformin and…well, I couldn’t help but wonder.  There are untold benefits from eating a few ounces of nuts every week.

Another drug that lowers glucose and choleterol…not a bad twofer. “This retrospective cohort study determined the effect of colesevelam HCL initiation and A1C level in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of other anti-diabetic medication use.” It’s a short article, but could lead to wonderful things.  Take a moment to read it.  And, just what is colesevelam?  Talk with your Medical Team for more information tailored to you.

lancets

A new type of glucose meter?  Grove Instruments is developing a pocket-sized device so diabetes patients can measure their glucose levels without taking their own blood.”  You mean we would have to give up the ‘pleasure’ of sticking ourselves a couple of times per day?  No…No…don’t take my lancet!  This could be reality in just a couple of years.

Will insulin use lead to ‘lazy pancreas’ and other questions.  “If I use insulin will my pancreas get lazy? How do I adjust my insulin injections for medical procedures? What are the best injection sites?”  Did you know about 30% of Type 2’s are on insulin?  Good big picture information for anyone on insulin.

I could go on and on, but that’s just a taste of news from the last week.  Take a look here and you will get an idea of just how much is happening.

As always, thank you for reading.

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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One comment on “News & Views
  1. mjohnson9706 says:

    My guess on the gastric bypass/remission working prior to actual weight loss is “The Chinese Restaurant Effect” (Dr. Richard K. Bernstein “Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution”) http://www.diabetes-book.com/cms/articles/9-dr-bernstein-shares-his-insights/2922-richard-k-bernstein-md-face-facn-fccws- He discusses how the amount of food has an impact on the blood glucose.

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