News & Views

News and Views


It’s Friday – like I’m telling you something you don’t already know, right?  I just don’t know where the week goes.  I have so many topics to write about, I run out of week and time.  But, if it’s Friday, it must be news times.

You may wonder how the stories we highlight get selected.  There are two basic criteria: 1) – Do I find it interesting>; and, 2) – Will someone else find it interesting?  That’s it.  Which is why I always leave a link to the source so you can take a look for yourself and see what else is going on.

So, without further ado:

Sleeping too little—or too much—associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity.  “A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links too little sleep (six hours or less) and too much sleep (10 or more hours) with chronic diseases—including coronary heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity—in adults age 45 and older.” Sleep is important in the treatment of Diabetes.  Too little, or too much can lead to unnecessary problems.

Big Breakfast Best for Diabetes Control, Study Shows  “As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), this may indeed be the case — at least as far as people with Type 2 diabetes are concerned.”  Sleep then breakfast…did you catch the progression?  Breakfast is important for everyone and can lead to better control of Diabetes.  In fact, this is so important there were two articles about it this week…here’s the other.

Old Drugs…New Drugs…Which Are Safer?  There is a common misperception that older drugs, particularly those that have been on the market for decades, are safer than new drugs.”  They have initial statistics to answer the question, but more study is needed, it seems.

Diabetes increases the risk of developing and dying from breast and colon cancer  “Diabetes is linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, and now researchers have performed a unique meta-analysis that excludes all other causes of death and found that diabetic patients not only have an increased risk of developing breast and colon cancer but an even higher risk of dying from them.”  So, not only are the very well known complications from Diabetes, here are new reasons to fight and Win Your War On Diabetes!

Vinegar: An elixir for blood sugar?  “While it may be the last thing you want to guzzle down with meals, vinegar can help diabetics gain better control over blood sugar levels, reports a new study in the Journal of Functional Foods.” A bit of vinegar helps the sugar go down?  (Couldn’t resist that.)

There is a lot going on.  See for yourself here.

As always, thank you for reading.  Know that you can win Your War On Diabetes.


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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2 comments on “News & Views
  1. mjohnson9706 says:

    Thanks for the links. I didn’t have to read the one on sleep to know that sleep is that important. Fasting glucose on mornings after fitful sleep have been less than stellar in my experience.

    There has been research lately into cancer cells feeding on sugar, so I can see where we would have a higher mortality rate when it comes to cancers. You are right, very good reason (especially if one has snubbed all the many other reasons) to fight and win.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Good advice, especially about breakfast. Julie has been sure to have a proper breakfast every day since diagnosis, and feels better for it. Regards from England Phil, and have a nice weekend. Pete

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