University of Washington offers free diabetes treatment to research participants

  If you follow our blog, you know that there are lots of studies currently ongoing hoping to find a permanent solution for type 2 diabetes. A team from the University of Washington hopes to be one step closer to the cure with a research which would enable them to offer free diabetes treatment to qualified patients. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is a chronic disease that happens when there is a problem on how the body uses or creates insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to transport glucose into the cells where it will Continue Reading →

Diabetes Breakthrough- Potential of a Possible Treatment

In a recent study that has shocked even those people behind it, a research team in a Toronto-based hospital claims they have evidence to prove that the body’s nervous system can trigger the onset of diabetes. The diabetes breakthrough research can be a big help in the search for the cure of the diabetes which affects millions of people around the world. In a study conducted on mice, as with most diabetes and cancer laboratory experiments, the diabetic mice were reported to have been healed overnight after a group of researchers injected a substance which counters the effect of malfunctioning Continue Reading →

Prevent Type 2 diabetes by eating fruits, skip the juice though

          Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found out through their study that eating fruits especially blueberries, grapes and apples lowers one person’s risk of acquiring diabetes while ironically, drinking fruit juices increase the risk.         Recently published in the British Medical Journal, the study claims to be the pioneer research to check the effect of individual whole fruits to those who can possible acquire type 2 diabetes. Qi Sun, the study’s senior author, acknowledges that eating fruits among other types of food has always been a recommended measure to those Continue Reading →

Prevent Diabetes with Low Carb Diet or Mediterranean Diet

          A new study suggests that a low carbohydrate diet as well as Mediterranean-style eating habits can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes for a person.           In the study, it was revealed that a diet consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, and olive oil effectively limiting a person’s intake of sugar, fats and carbs can decrease a person’s chance of acquiring Type 2 diabetes by a fifth. Type 2 diabetes is the form of diabetes that is often caused by bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes, on the other hand, Continue Reading →

New study suggest walking can do a lot in preventing diabetes

          Working out and following a fitness regimen is a sure way to improve your health and prevent yourself from acquiring diabetes. But working out is something that’s easier said than done. For one, gym fees can cost a lot especially if you’re raising kids. Second, going to the gym consumes a lot of time- time which you could use for your kids or for your career. For people who can relate to that, you’ll be hearing something great today. Read below and find out how a small thing like just walking can do a lot in Continue Reading →

Diabetic-friendly recipe: Blackened salmon with corn salsa

1 tbs sweet paprika 1 tsp ground oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper 4 (about 200g each) salmon fillets, halved crossways 1 tbs olive oil Corn salsa 2 corn cobs, husks and silks removed 2 spring onions, finely chopped 1 green capsicum, deseeded, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 3 tsp fresh lemon juice DIRECTIONS 1. To make the corn salsa, use a sharp knife to cut lengthways down the cobs to remove the kernels. Cook corn in a small saucepan of salted boiling water for Continue Reading →

News on Significant Progress on Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine

            Early trial suggests that Type 1 Diabetes can be possibly reversed by training a person’s own immune system to stop attacking its host. Type 1 diabetes patients have immune systems that attack the cells responsible for the creation of insulin. Diabetes patients, in general, have a deficiency of insulin which is necessary to regulate the body’s blood sugar level. This diabetes vaccine aims to counter that.            In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, 80 patients were subjected to an initial form of the vaccine. This vaccine Continue Reading →

The Latest Diabetes Treatments from the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions

          Over 17,000 doctors specializing in diabetes treatment convened at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions. The event is a great opportunity to share research and for doctors to debate on possible diabetes treatments. We’ve summarized the important findings below. Complications are Decreasing           One research presented were from the DCCT/EDIC which is said to be the largest long term study conducted for diabetes. Present findings speculate that early blood sugar management has a direct affect to lower down complications decades later. The reports stated that blood sugar management reduced the Continue Reading →

How much sugar is hiding in your food?

          With our busy and hectic schedules, we often tend to lose track of the amount of calories, sugar, carbohydrates and other nutrients we get from what we eat. Just like calories and carbohydrates, sugar is a nutrient that the body needs to perform properly. On the other hand, excessive sugar in the body is attributed to several diseases such as obesity, and diabetes. Safe to say, cutting back on sugar is one of the most common and effective way of managing diabetes. To date, the AHA recommends consuming no more than 150 calories from sugar Continue Reading →

Understanding Diabetes

          As our first blog post, I wanted to start by providing a brief overview of what diabetes is and how one can manage it. You probably know most of what will be said here but hopefully, you’ll learn a thing or two about diabetes and you’ll get a few tips on how to manage it. understanding diabetes           Diabetes, sometimes called as diabetes mellitus, refers to a group of metabolic diseases that is characterized with high blood sugar. High blood sugar can be caused by inadequate insulin production or the body’s Continue Reading →