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The Secrets to Diabetes Success

The Secrets to Diabetes Success | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
WebMD explains why a 360-degree approach is the best bet for diabetes care.
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Slideshow: Diabetes Management in 10 Minutes

Slideshow: Diabetes Management in 10 Minutes | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
WebMD shows you simple ways to better manage your diabetes. From tips on controlling blood sugar to diet and exercise, see fresh new ideas.
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Slideshow: 14 Best Foods to Keep in Your Fridge

Slideshow: 14 Best Foods to Keep in Your Fridge | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
You’re hungry and staring into your fridge, but is there anything healthy in there? Stock up on a few key staples to make sure there’s something good waiting for you.
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Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

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Start your day off on the right foot with these healthy breakfast recipes.
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Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Slideshow: Diabetes and Alcohol: Drinks and Cocktails

Slideshow: Diabetes and Alcohol: Drinks and Cocktails | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
It’s fine to have a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail when you have diabetes, but you need to be careful. WebMD offers tips and tricks to help you make good choices.
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11 Surprising Diabetes Triggers

11 Surprising Diabetes Triggers | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Causes of diabetes may not be limited to your diet. Read Rodale News for details.
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Why You Should Walk for Health and Diabetes - Diabetes Self-Management

Why You Should Walk for Health and Diabetes - Diabetes Self-Management | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Wondering why to walk for health and diabetes? Here are some reasons walking benefits you physically and emotionally. And 10 minutes at a time is enough.
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Slideshow: 20 Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings

Slideshow: 20 Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Black coffee leads off our slideshow of surprising blood sugar actors. Innocent foods, spices, yard work, and even your boss can make blood sugar levels jump or dip.
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Prediabetes: You Can Turn It Around

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Prediabetes can be a wake-up call. Click through to find out what you can do if you have it.
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Slideshow: Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

Slideshow: Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Diabetes means you have to watch your diet and medicines closely. Use these WebMD tips to manage your condition every day.
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13 Tasty Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

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Do you need a snack? See what you should reach for, without a spike in blood sugar.
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The Two Easiest Lifestyle Tweaks To Improve Your Blood Sugar

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Dr. Yoni Freedhoff"s obesity medicine take on health, weight loss and life in general
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Foods That Prevent Diabetes are Right in your Kitchen - Nutrition Action

Foods That Prevent Diabetes are Right in your Kitchen - Nutrition Action | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Finding foods that prevent diabetes is easy once you know what to look for. Diabetes is an epidemic, but also one of the most preventable diseases.
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Slideshow: Diabetes and Your Mouth

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High blood sugar can cause damage throughout the body, including in your mouth. WebMD shows you why oral and dental care is key when you have diabetes.
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Half of Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

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In 2015 we reached the point where most of us are struggling with diabetes or prediabetes. What does this mean, and what can we do about it?
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Slideshow: Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Diabetes Eye Problems

Slideshow: Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Diabetes Eye Problems | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Diabetes can increase your risk of eye problems. Explore common diabetes-related eye ailments with this slideshow and find out what precautions you can take and what treatments are available.
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Five Doses of Good News on Type 2 Diabetes in 2016 - ConscienHealth

Five Doses of Good News on Type 2 Diabetes in 2016 - ConscienHealth | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
This year is almost done and it's brought at least five shots of really good news for people living with type 2 diabetes. Here's our assessment.
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Slideshow: 10 Muscle Moves to Help Tame Diabetes

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If you have diabetes, strengthening your muscles can help control your blood sugar. This WebMD slideshow tells you how to start.
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Slideshow: What You Can Drink, Besides Water, When You Have Diabetes

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Here are 13 versions of your favorite classic drinks you can enjoy when you’re managing type 2 diabetes.
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Quiz: Myths & Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

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Do you have all the facts about the symptoms, treatments, and possible complications of type 2 diabetes? Take this WebMD quiz and find out.
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Slideshow: Best and Worst Meals When Dining With Diabetes

Slideshow: Best and Worst Meals When Dining With Diabetes | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Eating for blood sugar control? WebMD's slideshow helps you avoid carb-crazy meals and find better combinations that retain all the foods and flavors you love.
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Having Diabetes Is No Longer Going To Be A Life Sentence

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by Reenita Das , CONTRIBUTOR
I cover healthcare issues related to transformation and convergence

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their ownSource: Frost & Sullivan
While 415 million people suffer from diabetes today, this number is set to rise to 642 million by 2040. As one of the top five mortality causes of 2030, diabetes is indeed a serious global healthcare issue. While we wait for regenerative medicine to provide us with lab-grown pancreases to replace diseased ones and permanently treat diabetes, patients unfortunately will have to continue searching for better tools to manage their disease. The good news is that several approaches have already been undertaken to develop such tools to help them do so.

Here are the top five ways that Frost & Sullivan’s transformational health program analysts predict diabetes management will change in the future.

Mandatory Screening

Current global statistics on diabetes diagnosis are grim–1 in 2 diabetics remains undiagnosed. A primary challenge to overcome this issue lies in the gold standard for diagnosis–fasting and random blood glucose levels. However, this is set to change with the arrival of non-invasive methods to predict diabetes risks. The Scout DS system by Miraculins is one such device. Using visible light to assess skin diabetes biomarkers (like the Advanced Glycation End-Products) on the forearm, the system throws out a diabetes score in 90 seconds. If the score is high, the patient is referred to a specialist for additional tests and consultation. The non-invasive, quick, no-fasting, no-bloodwork system means you could be getting screened for diabetes during your next annual physical checkup at your general physician’s office.

Nutrigenomic Profiling

Every individual is different when it comes to metabolic rates, exercise capabilities, tendencies to put on weight or stay lean, inclination to eating sweets, predisposition to diabetes and so on, courtesy of DNA. But now, we have the ability to sequence our DNA and have access to what is known as the individual nutrigenomic profile. The modern science of nutrigenomics combines nutrition and genetics, enables individuals to know how food constituents interact with their genes at molecular levels, and contributes to the disease. This knowledge can help diabetes prevention, or assist diabetics in better managing their disease. Don’t be surprised to see a diabetic person armed with a food scanner (like TellSpec or DietSensor) assessing his restaurant dish and dessert against his nutrigenomic profile

Non-Invasive Monitoring

The “holy grail” of diabetes monitoring is non-invasive glucose monitoring that can end pricking fingers for testing several times a day. There are several approaches being developed; broadly, these could be categorized based on where monitoring occurs–eyes (tear drop), fingertip, earlobe and saliva. Apart from big names like Google and Novartis involved in making such monitoring products a reality, there are also smaller players like Medella Health, LighTouch Medical and Quick LLC. Approaches include contact lenses, passing light (visible, infrared or other) through the skin to detect glucose and even salivary assessments. So the next time you are talking to a diabetic person and their contact lens turns a bright color (an indicator for hypoglycemia), get them a chocolate pronto. They will thank you!

Background Therapy

Of course, a potential “cure” for diabetes is replacing pancreatic β cells with stem cell-derived, lab-grown cells. But the current focus of the industry is the artificial pancreas–although we have Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G as the first of this category, we are likely to see many more advances in this area. Competitors like BigFoot Biomedical, Dexcom and Animas Corporation are also developing similar systems. What these essentially mean is freedom from daily monitoring glucose levels, guesstimating appropriate insulin dosages and injecting them. Another advance that will change the field is being developed by Sensulin and other major pharma companies like Eli Lilly–glucose-responsive, once-a-day insulin that could potentially replace basal and prandial insulin. While this insulin still would be taken once a day through the same insulin pens or other delivery devices, the release of insulin in the body would be controlled by blood glucose levels alone, controlling these levels far better than regular insulin delivery. Overall, diabetics would now be able to live worry-free–either injecting insulin only once a day, or simply letting the artificial pancreas system take over completely, improving the overall quality of life. Your diabetic friend might just stop carrying her glucometer, test strips, lancets, insulin pen and chocolates (or maybe not chocolates).

Analytics And Artificial Intelligence

A future diabetic person will have their genomic information incorporated in to their diabetes management regimen. Big Data analytics will play a very important role in informing the patient (not the caregiver!) what they should eat, how much they should exercise and how to manage the disease–in real time. An artificially intelligent interface will “communicate” with the user. For example, the a distant-future system might tell the patient (based on her past history, genetic predisposition and today’s diet and activity levels): “If you have that particular dessert now, it will cause your glucose levels to shoot up, necessitating immediately performing activities like jogging to burn approximately 150 calories or an insulin injection of 0.5 units. Please select your choice–jogging or automatic insulin delivery” (numbers are hypothetical).

Does this mean now is the best time for diabetics? We are definitely along the way to finding a cure for this disease, but until then, advances in technology will surely make the life of a diabetic person much easier.

Are you a diabetes patient advocate or an entrepreneur? We would love to hear your opinions on what you think will be the future of diabetes care.

This article was written with contributions from Siddharth Shah, Research Analyst and Venkat Rajan, Global Director, both from the Visionary Health program of Frost & Sullivan’s Transformation Health practice.


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Fat is the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes | NutritionFacts.org

Fat is the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes | NutritionFacts.org | Diabetes News | Scoop.it
Studies dating back nearly a century noted a striking finding: If you take young, healthy people and split them up into two groups—half on a fat-rich diet
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