During a press conference at ENDO 2013, Dr. Elizabeth A. Thomas from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said skipping breakfast could have adverse cardiometabolic effects in obese women, including an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Rebecca Thomas, BSc, of Swansea University in Wales reported that seven of the 40 diabetes patients screened a year before and again after bariatric surgery progressed in the development of retinopathy, for a rate of 17.5%, compared with the 2% to 4% of diabetes patients who develop retinopathy each year, and colleagues reported here at the American Diabetes Association meeting.
Researchers evaluated 652 patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) at a single facility between March 2003 and December 2009. Follow-up was performed for a mean of 2.88 years after surgery. The cohort included 170 patients who had preoperative type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Across all participants, the mean maximum excess weight loss (EWL) was 77.1%, with two-thirds of participants regaining an average of 19.1% of maximum EWL during follow-up. Most patients with T2DM (82.7%) were in remission upon completion of follow-up, with 5.8% of those with diabetes experiencing recurrence after remission. Recurrence was significantly associated with insulin use (75% compared with 18%) and longer T2DM duration (12.3 years vs. 6 years) compared with those who did not experience recurrence. Investigators said neither the maximum EWL nor the amount of weight regained were significantly different between recurrent and nonrecurrent patients.
A scientific review in the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease suggests that fasting diets may help those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, alongside established weight loss claims.
Intermittent fasting -- fasting on a given number of consecutive or alternate days -- has recently been hailed as a path to weight loss and improved cardiovascular risk.
A team of Victorian researchers has created an innovative platform that will allow people with diabetes and their carers to access high quality, trusted health information in their home via their television.
According to recent research, the risk of diabetes may be even higher in people who became obese earlier in life. Results showed that women who became obese before turning 16 had more than twice the odds of having diabetes than women who became obese after age 18.
People with type 2 diabetes are sometimes told to wait after using insulin for the drug to work its way into the body before they can begin eating, but a new study from Germany indicates that it is not necessary to wait.
In a group of about 100 diabetics, researchers found that blood sugar levels remained steady regardless of whether or not participants left a 20 to 30-minute gap between using insulin and eating a meal. The diabetics overwhelmingly preferred being able to eat right away, too.
A potentially revolutionary treatment for diabetics mimics the benefits of major surgery, but achieves the same results without it.
The American Heart Association’s Science & Technology Accelerator investment catalyst division is investing in an oral treatment that delivers natural substances, dramatically improving blood sugar levels in diabetics. This collaborative investment, with Broadview Ventures and North Carolina Biotechnology Center, holds the promise of replacing synthetic drugs for thousands of Type 2 diabetics.
In recent randomized trials, intensive glycemic control did not prevent macrovascular events in patients with longstanding type 2 diabetes. In one of those trials (ADVANCE, with 11,000 patients overall; JW Gen Med Jun 6 2008.
A diet that was short on carbohydrates and long on protein, given to diabetic patients engaged in a supervised exercise and weight-loss program, appeared not only to cut proinsulin levels and postprandial glucose and triglyceride levels, it seemed to improve LV diastolic function.
Australians continue to disregard the impact diabetes and obesity will have on their future health, despite the number of Australians affected by both conditions reaching epidemic proportions, according to one of the largest studies assessing comm...