Studies with type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients indicated that Low-Calorie diet can reduce glucose levels. Participants were given 600 to 700 calories of diet per day for eight weeks (extremely restricted diet) followed by less radical weight control diet (less restricted diet) for six weeks. Glucose leaves 40% of the patients were less than 126 mg/dl at the end of the study. Roy Taylor, MD, FRCP, lead researcher of the study says calorie restriction might reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D). Type 2 diabetes is directly proportional to weight. Participants recorded on average weight loss of 30 pounds. They conducted and examined following tests : HbA1c, insulin sensitivity, glucose production and fat levels in the liver/pancreas/body.
Jack Brownrigg, of St George's University, says the number of people with diabetes in the UK is rising because of obesity and correspondingly to a risk of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes may damage blood vessels and lead a person to blindness, kidney failure and leg amputation. Since 2004 a screening for this damage is being conducted in the UK and it is known as microvascular disease. The team have conducted further study for the damages to large blood vessels causing heart attacks and strokes. Researchers found that damages to small vessels will double stroke risks. The research data was published in the journal Lancet Diabetes.
One need to make necessary changes in their lifestyle, control diet, regularly do exercise and lose weight. Above actions have a positive influence on blood glucose levels. Exercise and physical activity can also reduce risks like heart disease and some cancers.
A patient with diabetes should avoid white rice and should take brown rice. Taste of the brown rice can be improved by mixing other items like sweet potato, pumpkin etc.
About 15 to 25 percent of Singapore pregnancies are complicated by GDM. Tan Kok Hian, Professor in KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a leading hospital in Singapore have conducted a study to lower the risk of diabetes in women. GDM carries 70 percent lifetime risk of diabetes. Women should follow proper diet before pregnancy.
As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three persons will be affected by diabetes at one point of time. According to David M. Nathan, M.D., a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is weight gain and obesity. One can get rid of diabetes if they can overcome weight gain and the risk of obesity.
As per Dr. Cole, Cardiff University School of Medicine, studying how white blood cells detect bacteria is key in curing type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Scientists in Scotland are checking whether metformin tablet can hold development of diabetes. They are going to screen children of 6,400 families affected by type 1 diabetes T1D (father, mother or child). Scientists are giving metformin tablet to the child (aged between 5 and 16 years) with diabetes or with a risk of acquiring diabetes. Prof Terence Wilkin, from the University of Exeter Medical School, says it is better to focus on protecting beta cells. Prof Wilkin thinks that metformin will reduce or remove stress on beta cells and beta cells will continue making insulin. This study is named as autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT).
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.