An earlier study on the patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has indicated that a low-calorie diet can lower the blood sugar (glucose) levels.
In a study, the participants were on a diet between 600 and 700 calories per day for eight weeks (an extremely restricted diet) followed by a less radical weight control diet (a less restricted diet) for six weeks. The glucose levels of about 40 percent of the patients were less than 126 mg/dl at the end of the study.
The author of the study says that the restriction of the calorie intake can reverse the type 2 diabetes (T2D). The risk of type 2 diabetes is directly proportional to body weight. The study participants have lost about 30 pounds of weight on an average.
The lead author of the study was Roy Taylor, MD, FRCP.
Jack Brownrigg, from St George's University, says that the number of people with diabetes is increasing in the United Kingdom because of the obesity. Obesity can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Diabetes can damage the blood vessels leading to blindness, kidney failure and leg amputation. The damage to the blood vessels is also known as microvascular disease.
Since 2004, a screening test for the blood vessels is being conducted in the United Kingdom.
The study has found that the damage to the small vessels can double the risk of stroke. The study was published in the journal Lancet Diabetes.
A person needs to make the necessary changes in the lifestyle, control diet, exercise regularly and keep normal weight to maintain normal blood sugar (glucose) levels. The daily exercise and physical activity can also lower the risk of heart disease and some cancers.
A patient with diabetes should avoid white rice and should consume brown rice. Taste of the brown rice can be improved by mixing other items like sweet potato, pumpkin etc.
Between 15 and 25 percent of the pregnancies in Singapore were complicated by gestational diabetes.
Tan Kok Hian, a professor in the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a leading hospital in Singapore have conducted a study to know how to lower the risk of gestational diabetes in the pregnant women. Gestational diabetes causes about 70 percent of the lifetime risk of diabetes.
The study found that women should follow a proper diet before pregnancy to lower the risk of gestational diabetes.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that one of the three people are affected by diabetes at one point in time.
According to David M. Nathan, M.D., a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) is weight gain. A person can reverse diabetes if they can lower the body weight.
Dr. Cole, from the Cardiff University School of Medicine, United Kingdom, says that how the white blood cells are finding the bacteria is the key in curing type 1 diabetes (T1D).
The scientists from Scotland are studying whether metformin tablet can hold the development of type 1 diabetes. They are screening the children, aged between 5 and 16 years from 6,400 families affected with type 1 diabetes (father, mother or child).
The participating child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or at a higher risk of type 1 diabetes. The scientists are giving a metformin tablet to the child.
Prof Terence Wilkin, from the University of Exeter Medical School, says it is better to focus on the protection of the beta cells.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.