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Lifestyle Changes for Type 2 Diabetes
Research is underway for possible ways to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes involves lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a healthy diet. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases and Overview of Diabetes)
Antibodies in patients with rare disorder may have role preventing type 1 diabetes. People with a rare autoimmune disorder, autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APECED), produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies could limit immune-related diseases and may have therapeutic potential. Science Daily.
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes than Obesity. Vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (Also see Vitamin D)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. There is a lack of evidence around the use of HRT in women with type 1 diabetes and more studies are required in the area to examine the impact of HRT on glycaemic control and cardiovascular outcomes. Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group.
Pre-Diabetes Calls for Lifestyle Changes, Medication. Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are more common than ever; however, lifestyle changes and medication can help decrease your risk. The Cleveland Clinic.
Eating breakfast before 8:30am can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study finds. Eating breakfast before 8:30 in the morning can lower your insulin resistance, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study found. Mail Online, 03/18/2021.
New diabetes guidelines lower screening age to 35 for some adults. Screening for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes should start at age 35 for people who are considered overweight, instead of the currently recommended age 40. NBC Health News, 03/16/2021.
The More Processed Foods You Eat, the Higher Your Diabetes Risk. Ultraprocessed foods were tied to a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. New York Times, 12/18/2019.
Breastfeeding tied to lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure. Women who breastfeed may be less likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 10/21/2019.
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems. A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Time Healthland, 08/15/2018.
Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems. People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 03/16/2018.
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