Once again, it’s Friday. Yes, I know it happens every week…but it comes so fast! (Okay, when we are on Monday, Friday seems like a long way off sometimes.)
Life without insulin is possible. “Thanks to their research which was published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) scientists identified the underlying mechanisms, proving that life without insulin is possible, and paving the way for new diabetes treatments.” Insulin is not just for Type 1 Diabetes. Did you know about 30% of those with T2D use insulin therapy? The findings in this study could have huge ramifications for anyone taking insulin. Take a few minutes and read it.
Phone apps proliferate for medical issues and those apps for Diabetes are among the Top Ten recommended by doctors. “Apps for managing diabetes and calculating the risk of cardiovascular disease are among the top 10 apps doctors recommend to their patients, according to researchers at Medical Economics.” Where would we be without our cell phones, right? And if you have looked at apps, you know there are a lot out there. Interesting easy read.
Yes, there are a lot of phone apps, but do we really use them? “US consumers are being offered a vast range of smartphone apps to track or manage health, but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey.” So many wonderful apps – see above article or look in your app store – but few use them. Very interesting.
It’s Friday, right? thought you might find this entertaining…
Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes. “Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. Greater consumption of fruit juices was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The study is the first to look at the effects of individual fruits on diabetes risk.” Are you one of the approximately 80,000,000 people fighting Prediabetes in the United States? This is important information for you – vitally important.
Another article about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. “The program, set to kick off this month within the YMCA of Silicon Valley network, is part of an expansive effort by Y’s across the country to address the growing problem of diabetes. Eventually, Y’s in San Francisco and the East Bay will offer the prevention program as well…The program, which merges exercise and diet with group behavior counseling, could serve as a model for how widespread community-based organizations can significantly address national health issues.” Our resident pharmacist, Katherine, wrote about the YMCA Program last week. If you have been diagnosed with Prediabetes, this is a wonderful program to help you fight your War On Diabetes (or, PreD) and win. Read the article and then find the Y in your area.
As always there is far more news available than I list here. Interested in more Diabetes News? Take a look.