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Article 50 Published on August 31, 2016
Tips To Manage Prediabetes Or Diabetes
Diabetes and prediabetes are major problems world facing at present. A study in 2015 shows that nearly 50 percent of the adults are living in either diabetes or prediabetes in U.S. Consuming healthy food is a right step in preventing and managing high blood sugar levels. Few tips for managing your sugar levels are
- Consume fiber-rich and omega-3 fatty acid foods that help you in controlling and reducing blood sugar levels
- Avoid consuming added sugar foods, sodium and fatty meats
- Limit foods that increase blood sugar levels. After consuming food, check blood sugar levels between 60 and 90 minutes to know how your body reacts
- Bring lunch from home and avoid unhealthy foods from restaurant
- Use alternative ingredients to make your favorite foods and dishes
A Study To Improve Angiogenesis In Patients With Diabetes
The process through which new blood vessels can be formed from the damaged pre-existing blood vessels is called angiogenesis. Diabetes increases the risk of angiogenesis and there are no drugs to improve angiogenesis in diabetic patients. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Massachusetts are focusing on improving angiogenesis condition in type 2 diabetes (T2D) individuals by regulating insulin levels. Researchers identified CITED2 gene to treat which can improve angiogenesis in diabetes patients. Researchers are studying possible ways to reduce CITED2 gene. Researchers say care should be taken in finding ways to treat angiogenesis as angiogenesis can damage another diabetes complication. Assistant Investigator of the study is Dr. Christian Rask-Madsen, M.D., Ph.D and the study findings were published in the journal Diabetes.
About Diabetic Shoes To Treat Neuropathy
By using therapeutic shoes, patients with diabetes and neuropathy can minimize the risk of skin break down, injuries, calluses, ulcers, strain or amputations. These shoes are specifically designed and developed for patients with diabetes which reduce the high cost of care with diabetic foot ulcers and amputations. Ppatients with diabetes should wear therapeutic shoes after consulting physician. These shoes also referred to as "sugar shoes" or "diabetic shoes" or "extra depth shoes". Check whether shoes are equipped with removable foot orthotics or not. Some of the companies in the market are
- Orthofeet Inc.
- Aetrex Worldwide Inc.
- Etonic Shoes
- Drew Shoe
- Dr. Comfort
- Podartis Srl
Risks With Smoking
A study by Dr. Sabine E Hofer, MD, PhD and his colleagues from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria shows smoking could increase blood HbA1c levels, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and worse metabolic outcomes compared with nonsmokers. Scientists analyzed T1D Exchange Registry in the United States and follow-up registry in Germany and Austria to find out an association between smoking status and metabolic outcomes. The study findings were published in the online journal Diabetes Care.
A Study On HbA1c Levels
A study found that tight HbA1c control, keeping the value below seven percent in patients with diabetes have no significant improvements on patients microvascular (smallest blood vessels) diseases even though 80 percent of the medical practice guidelines support tight HbA1c control. Tight HbA1c reduces the risk of nonfatal heart attack by 15 percent but no change in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality and risk of stroke. The study authors suggest a re-examination of tight control guidelines over HbA1c levels and recommend moderation of HbA1c levels specific to individual patients. Authors of the study are Dr. Rene Rodriguez-Gutierrez, M.D and Dr. Victor Montori, M.D. at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States and the research paper was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
About Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is performed to lose weight. In this surgery, the stomach is divided into two parts, the first part is one small upper pouch and remaining is the second part. The intestine is rearranged and connected to both stomach parts. The stomach will be smaller after surgery and an individual feel full with less food.
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