New Diagnostic Tool Diagnoses Early Chronic Kidney Disease and Stops Progression

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Researchers have developed a new test that could diagnose early chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This novel method, published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, could improve quality of life for diabetic patients by potentially catching chronic kidney disease in time to stop its progression to full-blownRead …

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Is There a Connection Between Dairy Intake and Lower Risk of Type-2 Diabetes?

Dairy Intake and Lower Risk of Type-2 Diabetes
Three recently released studies show a connection between dairy intake and lower risk of Type-2 diabetes. While there is a great deal of controversy in functional medicine as to whether dairy products should be part of a healthy diet, and palmitic acid in dairy may be contributing factor to Type-2

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Case Study: Intermittent Fasting and Reversing Insulin-Dependent Type II Diabetes

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In this just released case study, physicians are actually reversing insulin-dependent Type II diabetes with intermittent fasting. In the study, reported in the British Medical Journal, Case Reports (BMJ Case Reports), patients were able to stop using insulin within a month (one case within 5 days). While this is an

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White mulberry, white bean, and green coffee lowers glucose spikes and insulin peaks after high-carb meals

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Lowering glucose spikes through diet alone to prevent metabolic disorders can be a challenge because of patient compliance. As this recent study shows, there is increasing evidence that low-glycemic index and low-glycemic load dietary patterns may play a role in preventing disorders such as overweight, obesity, glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes, diabetes,Read …

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Diabetes is Five Different Diseases, Concludes a Lancet Study

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Diabetes is five diseases, concludes a new study. By separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types, rather than just type 1 or type 2, physicians can better tailor early treatment for patients, and could represent a first step towards precision medicine in the disease, according to an analysis ofRead …

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Pink, yellow, or blue? Each of these non-caloric sweeteners may be contributing to the global epidemic of diabetes. The study published in Nature today (Sept. 17, 2014), shows the non-nutritive sweeteners, saccharin, sucralose and aspartame, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease. The mechanism is surprising: these no-calorie sweeteners change the composition and function of gut microbiota. The researchers found the results so compelling they went so far as to call for a reassessment of non-nutritive sweeteners. By Eran Segal, Eran Elinav, published in Nature, Sept. 17, 2014.

Infrared Light Irradiation on Retinal Artery, Vein Blood Flow & Atherosclerosis-inducing Factors

In this small pilot study, published in Integrative Medicine Research (Dec. 2017), researchers evaluated the influence of pinpoint plantar long-wavelength infrared light irradiation (stress-free therapy; SFT) on chorioretinal hemodynamics (retinal artery and vein blood flows) as well as its influences on atherosclerosis-inducing factors (triglycerides; TG, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, high-densityRead …

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Integrating Diet & Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers of inflammation

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Diabetes Remission Without Drugs is Possible, says New Lancet Study

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Diabetes remission, without drugs, is possible, according to this just published Lancet study. Researchers found that nearly half of of the study subjects achieved and maintained diabetes remission at one year without anti-diabetic medications. Subjects with diabetes for as long as 6 years were able to reverse diabetes following anRead …

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