Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.
An international study suggests that walking for 20 minutes a day can dramatically reduce heart attack or stroke risk in those with precursor to Type 2 diabetes. The study looked at data from 9,300 people in 40 countries from the 'Navigator' trial.
Scientists have speculated for a while that the inflammation of fat tissue is part of a series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. Until now, however, they have not identified the trigger for this.
A study published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that bariatric surgery together with medical therapy cut a patient’s blood glucose levels more than medical therapy alone in obese patients who also have type 2 diabetes.
Paula Deen, known for teaching us how to cook meals that are delicious, albeit fattening, announced she suffers from Type 2 diabetes. She has now become a “spokesperson” for diabetes, saying she withheld her diagnosis from the public for a reason.