Minimize all sugars – including sugar from fruit. Eat fruits whole, limit fruit intake and avoid fruit juices.
A new study published in Nutrition and Metabolism showed that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who were diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy (DR), had a low intake of fiber, monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as palmitic and oleic acid. Essential fatty acids are fundamental to the body as they are needed mainly in order to […]
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month The food we eat is broken down in the digestive system into smaller components where it is absorbed into the bloodstream and then transported to cells to be used for energy. Carbohydrates from sources such as bread, vegetables and sweets are broken down into smaller compounds known as glucose. Glucose […]
In a previous post, we briefly discussed the history of diabetes. Although we have made great progress in treatment options, diabetes still remains a global health burden. The International Diabetes Federation, a leading global organization comprised of over 100 associations across the world, has updated their Diabetes Atlas which is an interactive tool that allows […]
Commemorating the Discovery of Insulin and Going Blue for Diabetes Awareness November is Diabetes Month in Canada and World Diabetes Day- commemorated by a blue circle- is November 14th. This day was chosen to raise diabetes awareness because it is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting (1891-1941) who discovered insulin in the 1920s. Banting, born […]
Have you been updated on Type II Diabetes research? As of May 2, 2011, the U. S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Linagliptin tablets as a significant regulator of blood sugar levels in adults with Type II Diabetes. Although Linagliptin has been approved in the United States thus far, the drug […]
A Type II Diabetes drug developed by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis showed promising results in a GetGoal-X Phase III study. The results showed that the drug, lixisenatide, resulted in a reduction in HbA1c, an important marker for average blood glucose concentration. Furthermore, participants who were taking lixisenatide had fewer hypoglycemic events in comparison to exenatide, […]