Study claims weight loss surgery can prevent diabetes in patients

A new research claims that weight loss surgery can prevent diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases from presenting themselves on adults for years. The research also expounds the idea that weight loss surgery can possibly reverse some of the complications brought by these diseases. The study initiated by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic gathered data from observing groups of people with diabetes who went through bariatric surgery, a weight loss surgery, as a treatment for their obesity. The researchers had to track and monitor these patients for up to nine years after their surgery to check if they will eventually acquire Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →