News & Views

News and Views

 

If I am counting the days correctly, and if have managed to correctly remember the order in which they come along, we are at Friday.  And you know what that means – so let’s see what’s going on.

10% of the world will have Diabetes by 2035. “By the end of this year, the IDF estimates that 382 million people will have diabetes around the world. By 2035, that number will skyrocket to 592 million. For comparison, about 285 million people had the disease just four years ago.”  Diabetes is a world-wide problem that isn’t going away.  Just the opposite – it’s growing.  In the United States the Diabetic population grows by 5 to 6% a year.  What does that mean for the number of Diabetics in the United States?  It will double in about 14.5 years…DOUBLE!  That is mind boggling to me, and is one of the reasons the War On Diabetes exists; it must not happen.

Pros and Cons of Dietary Supplements. Row upon row of dietary supplements line store shelves, offering better health the “natural” way. It’s tempting to stock up on supplements, trying to make up for less than nutritious diets or hoping to find an over-the-counter capsule that can lower blood glucose levels. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, more than 150 million Americans use supplements, supporting a $27 billion industry.”  If you use dietary supplements, vitamins and minerals, or are considering it, you will find this article to be very interesting.

9 Ways to Cut Diabetes Complication Risk. “The good news is that a lot of the diabetic complications people are worried about are avoidable,” says Robin Goland, MD, codirector of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center. “And you can certainly delay them.” Control of three health measures is essential—A1C (glucose), blood pressure, and cholesterol.”  A great reminder that we must be proactive in controlling Diabetes; what we, you, can do to avoid or limit complications.

How Coffee, Nuts and Citrus Help Cut the Risk of Diabetes. “Now, there’s further evidence that coffee also helps cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In the most recent meta-analysis, researchers found that drinking two or more cups of coffee per day was associated with a 12 percent decreased risk of developing the disease.”  Okay, so it’s not so much for the Diabetic, but there are folks in your family and loved ones who you can help not get Diabetes with this information.

Body mass index may predict heart disease risk for type-2 diabetic patients new study finds. “Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, in collaboration with researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a simple way to further predict a diabetic patient’s risk for heart disease: by measuring their body mass index or BMI.”  Again and again I have written about getting your BMI (Body Mass Index) down, if you are over-weight – and now research shows there is a correlation between BMI and heart disease for Type 2’s.  Do you really need any more motivation?

You can find more Diabetes news here.  There is so much more going on.

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. beetleypete says:

    Looks like I will be carrying on drinking 8-10 cups of (instant) coffee a day then Phil! Good article, and great range of advice as always. Have a good weekend.
    Regards from England, Pete.

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