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Insulin discovery documentary shows how children were saved from Type 1 diabetes.

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29 Years Ago: Chili Peppers Drop ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’

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After enjoying breakthrough success with Mother’s Milk and keeping the same lineup intact, Red Hot Chili Peppers were poised for a breakout and it came in the form of the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. But while the band was on top of their game, behind the scenes storm clouds were brewing. Before starting work on their new album, the band wanted to free themselves of their label EMI and sought other labels to buy out their deal. While initially dealing with Sony/Epic, a phone call from Mo Ostin eventually led the to Warner Bros. Once there, the group […]

Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

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White rice spikes blood sugar levels and ‘has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,’ according to Harvard Medical School

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Summary List Placement White rice is highly processed and can spike blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of diseases like diabetes if eaten regularly, like every day. Because of how the body processes white rice, Harvard Medical School has said that it has the same effect as eating “pure table sugar,” which is not great for overall health. It’s not as healthy to eat white rice as it is to eat brown rice or less processed alternatives that contain more nutrients, protein, and fiber. More than half of the world’s population relies on rice as a staple food. […]

Cure for diabetes? University of Alberta researchers believe they’ve found one | CTV News

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EDMONTON — Scientists at the University of Alberta say they may have discovered a cure for diabetes. So far, the research team has been able to cure diabetes in mice using a new stem cell process, and is hopeful that process will translate to humans. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. James Shapiro, told CTV News Edmonton that his team at the U of A was able to collaborate with experts from around the world to turn a patient’s own blood into insulin-producing islet cells. “So now we’re at the point where we can reliably manufacture insulin producing cells […]

Plant-Based Diet Leads to Weight Loss and Better Regulation of Blood Sugar, Small Study

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Plant-based diets high in carbohydrates reduce body weight and body fat and improve insulin function in overweight individuals, according to a small study. The study has important implications because more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults are considered overweight or obese, which is a considerable risk factor for developing diabetes. “Fad diets often lead people … This content was originally published here.

eTRF improves blood sugar control and blood pressure, pilot study says

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A new pilot study conducted by UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences Assistant Professor Courtney Peterson, Ph.D., shows that eating early in the daytime and fasting for the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat. “We know intermittent fasting improves metabolism and health,” Peterson said. “However, we didn’t know whether these effects are simply because people ate less and lost weight.” Peterson and her colleagues decided to conduct the first highly controlled study to determine whether the benefits of intermittent fasting are due solely to eating less. […]

One egg a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by 60%, study warns  | Daily Mail Online

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Eating just one egg a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 per cent, according to a new study.  Australian researchers who studied a sample of 8,545 Chinese adults found a positively correlation between higher egg consumption and high blood sugar levels in Chinese adults.   Eggs are versatile and nutritious and are promoted as the best form of ‘healthy fast food’ in the UK, but have proved the ultimate conundrum for diabetes researchers. Previous studies have indicated that eating eggs can actually keep diabetes at bay, adding a confusing mix of scientific literature to the debate.  The new […]

Type 2 diabetes: Which medication is best for me?

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If you are living with type 2 diabetes, you certainly are not alone. One in 10 people in the US has diabetes, according to the CDC. However, despite considerable progress in diabetes treatment over the past 20 years, fewer than half of those with diabetes actually reach their target blood sugar goal. In part, this may be because doctors can be slow to make changes to a patient’s treatment plan, even when a patient’s treatment goals are not being met. One reason for this may be the overwhelming number of medications currently available. And yet, waiting too long to adjust […]

Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to high level of cancer agent

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The diabetes drug Metformin hydrochloride has been recalled because it contains excess levels of a cancer-causing agent, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week. The drug’s manufacturer, Marksans Pharma Limited, has expanded a recall initially announced in June to now include an additional 76 unexpired lots of the medication. The recalled drugs are marketed as “extended-release tablets” under the brand name Time-Cap Labs, Inc. The drug helps lower the blood glucose levels of those with type 2 diabetes. But the recalled product contained an unacceptably high level of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, which is considered a probable human carcinogen. “Marksans performed […]