This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in Nature. It can even be found inside the human body. Magnesium is an essential mineral because the body needs it but can’t produce it. It is involved in over 300 bodily processes, including the production of health-supporting antioxidants like glutathione and the metabolism of vitamin D. In addition, magnesium … Continue reading This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Fatty fish free of environmental pollutants helps prevent Type 2 diabetes: Study

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that fatty fish free of environmental pollutants may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers based in Sweden and Finland assessed the diet of study participants using a novel technique called mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. This allowed them to investigate the effects of fatty fish independent of compounding factors … Continue reading Fatty fish free of environmental pollutants helps prevent Type 2 diabetes: Study

Lower Type 2 diabetes risk by following a plant-based diet and eating less meat

A review published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that plant-based diets can help lower a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent. This result was associated not only with vegetarian and vegan diets, but also with more lenient eating patterns that allow the consumption of small amounts of animal-based foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading Lower Type 2 diabetes risk by following a plant-based diet and eating less meat

Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

A researcher from the University of Exeter is developing a novel method for detecting Type 2 diabetes. It involves a simple eye scan that searches for biomarkers of diabetes called advanced glycation end-products or AGEs. Dr. Mitra Tavakoli, the person behind the study, recently completed a test pilot and said that the results were successful. Using biomicroscope screening, she was able to detect … Continue reading Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is prevalent worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 34.2 million Americans had diabetes in 2018. An overwhelming chunk of this population is diagnosed with Type 2, the most common form of diabetes. In the face of this chronic disease, researchers from Augusta University in Georgia and Ohio State University found that whole-body vibration has potential benefits on the … Continue reading Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Could a New Epigenetic Blood Test Predict Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease characterized by the body’s inability to properly use insulin and it affects over 29 million Americans. With new epigenetic research, however, the disease may be mitigated with a simple blood test that offers early knowledge and the possibility for pre-emptive lifestyle management. Lund University researchers in Sweden published their study in Nature Communications, … Continue reading Could a New Epigenetic Blood Test Predict Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Epigenetics

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a polygenic metabolic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar levels due to pancreatic beta-cell functional impairment and insulin resistance in tissues such as skeletal muscle, adipose tissue and the liver[1]. Millions of people around the globe are diagnosed with diabetes, and its incidence is estimated to double by 2030. … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Epigenetics

It’s a double whammy – Type 2 diabetes linked to erectile dysfunction

A study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics concludes that there is a distinct and unique connection between Type 2 diabetes and the risk for erectile dysfunction (ED). This is one the first few studies that have determined that diabetes, independent of other risk factors, can affect a man’s ability to get or maintain an erection. … Continue reading It’s a double whammy – Type 2 diabetes linked to erectile dysfunction

Natural Diabetes Health: Ten Tips for Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is caused by a resistance to insulin. This prevents your body from properly regulating the amount of glucose in the blood. Diabetes can cause Hyperglycemia and result in several symptoms such as producing too much urine, blurry eyesight, loss of energy, and a change in metabolism (often resulting in unusual weight gain … Continue reading Natural Diabetes Health: Ten Tips for Living with Type 2 Diabetes