It’s happened…again. You know, by now after so many of them, I’d get used to the idea of Friday arriving. But, they come so fast. Okay, if you ask me on Tuesday, I might give you a different answer. But – it is Friday and you know what that means…
Type 2 Beta Cells Decline Faster Than Previously Thought “People with type 2 diabetes and those heading toward that diagnosis may face a quicker decline in their beta cell function than previously understood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. That means the progress and challenges for such patients may progress more quickly than doctors expects and need more aggressive treatment.” This appears to be a first study. More work needs to be done, but the consequences, if true, may effect how Diabetes is treated. All the more reason to work to control your Diabetes, and to fight Prediabetes if diagnosed.
Diabetes: Personalised therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease “Thanks to the biomarker known as NT-proBNP (a hormone specific to the heart), the sub-group of people who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease can be determined even though their hearts appear to be healthy. This group accounts for around 40 per cent of all diabetics. Researchers at the University Departments of General Medicine II and III at the MedUni Vienna have now demonstrated that high-dose, personalised therapy with ACE inhibitors and beta blockers can significantly reduce the risk of cardiac disease among affected patients – by as much as 64 per cent.” Another reason to take an ACE Inhibitor!
Myths and Facts About Type 1 Diabetes “We all know a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is hard on families as they learn to cope with a number of changes in their daily life. While people care, it is all too common for them to ask questions that reflect a lack of knowledge about T1D, such as, “When will she outgrow it?” It can be frustrating to explain the battle that all families face every hour of every day, and that can be compounded by having to deal with people’s common misunderstandings and misperceptions, including the widely-held belief that T1D is not a serious disease.” Diabetes not serious? Are you kidding me? Read this to learn a bit about what Type 1’s endure…so much more than Type 2’s, at least to me.