Sheri Colberg: Joint health is critical to staying active
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Sheri Colberg: Joint health is critical to staying active

Joint Health Is Critical to Staying Active March 4th, 2017 Diabetes in Control   By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D. Without properly functioning joints, our bodies would be unable to bend, flex, or even move. A joint is wherever two bones come together, held in place by tendons that cross the joint and attach muscles to a … Continue reading

How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?
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How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?

If adults get the same level of education about blood sugar management there is only a tiny improvement in blood sugar control with a pump compared to a basal bolus injection regime. The REPOSE trial was based in the UK with 315 participants across eight sites. Using small groups the patients were taught the DAFNE … Continue reading

What’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?
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What’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?

Apart from blood sugar control what’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?   Retinopathy At diagnosis, 10.5% of type two diabetics already have retinopathy. New research has shown that severe proliferative diabetic neuropathy can be predicted by measuring the size of retinal blood vessels, but this is still being developed in … Continue reading

Obesity raises the risk of cancer
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Obesity raises the risk of cancer

Obesity is strongly associated with eleven different cancers. These are: oesophageal, multiple myeloma, stomach, colon, rectum, biliary tract, pancreas, breast, endometrium, ovary and kidney.  For many cancers there seems to be a dose response. This was found by Kyrgiou and colleagues by studying over 95 meta-analyses from various sources. The BMJ reports, “The unavoidable conclusion … Continue reading