A Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis Improves Diabetes

Molecules involved in inflammation, such as interleukin-1 (IL-1), have been implicated in Type 2 diabetes. The implication has led researchers at the Universities of L’Aquila and Catanzaro in Italy to wonder whether existing medications that lower interleukin-1 might be useful for treating Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in February of 2019 in the… Continue reading A Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis Improves Diabetes

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Diabetes Medications and Their Effect on Blood Fat Levels

Researchers at the Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, found taking metformin before meals helped to reduce the rise in blood fat levels seen after meals in eleven participants who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their study was reported on in January of 2019 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.… Continue reading Diabetes Medications and Their Effect on Blood Fat Levels

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The Effect Of Smoking On The Risk Of Kidney Failure in Diabetes

In February of 2019, the journal Acta Diabetology reported on the results of a study on smoking and various other factors on kidney disease in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom combined thirteen studies on the subject… Continue reading The Effect Of Smoking On The Risk Of Kidney Failure in Diabetes

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Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Suitable for People With Diabetes?

Researchers at Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, looked at one hundred and one people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who had decided to undergo gastric bypass – Roux-en-Y. The aim was to discover which people with diabetes would benefit most from the procedure. Their results were reported on in the journal Obesity Surgery… Continue reading Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Suitable for People With Diabetes?

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes and Obesity?

While regular sugar is often the most talked about food to avoid when suffering from Type 2 diabetes, artificial sweeteners can be just as harmful. This type of sweetener is a sugar substitute, a food additive providing sweetness similar to the taste of sugar. Usually, an artificial sweetener… contains much less food energy than sugar… Continue reading Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes and Obesity?

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