Diabetes is a menace that doctors, patients and researchers, all over the world, are trying their best to keep at bay. It is important for patients as well as doctors to be in tandem with all the new research, technology and treatment associated with diabetes. Last week, we brought you all the important news from the world of diabetes. So, without further ado, here is this week’s top news from the world of diabetes.
- AYUSH Ministry has its sight set on promoting Yoga as treatment for diabetes
The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has firmly set its sight on marketing Yoga as a way to treat diabetes. Yoga’s health benefits are immense and it definitely helps in keeping diabetes at bay. With the government focusing on yoga as treatment for diabetes, it could bring about a lot of investment in setting up yoga centers, training yoga gurus and promoting yoga through online media.
- Diabetes and hypertension drugs, when combined, may offer a new way to treat cancer
A new research states that the combination of diabetes and hypertension drugs may offer an effective way to combat cancer.
Metformin, a commonly used drug for treatment of Type-2 diabetes, also exhibits cancer-killing properties.
- Olive oil can reduce cardiovascular problems associated with diabetes
Patients living with diabetes often suffer from associated cardiovascular problems. Olive oil can help reduce these cardiovascular problems, a new research states. Olive oil can help reduce these cardiovascular problems, a new research states.
According to a study by a group of researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Malaga (IBIMA) states that taking three tablespoons of virgin olive oil a day reduces the cardiovascular problems associated with diabetes.
- Uncontrolled diabetes and obesity can be checked with dual device-0drug therapy
A new research conducted by United Kingdom reveals that combining a temporary one-year intestinal bypass device with the drug liraglutide helps patients lose weight and improve their diabetes control better than using either the device or the drug alone.
For a person living with diabetes, managing both obesity and diabetes care is an uphill task. With this new research it might just get a lot easier for diabetics to lead a better life.
- Metformin Still Best as First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
In their updated diabetes guidelines, the American College of Physicians reaffirmed metformin is the first-line drug for people with type 2 diabetes, and that several other medications — including newer ones — can be added if needed.
- Reason for stent failure in diabetic patients uncovered by researchers
Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified the reason for stent failure in diabetic patients. According to the researchers, an enzyme known as SHP-1 suppresses the growth of smooth muscle cells lining the inside of blood vessels, and plays a crucial role in stent failure.
With this identification, researchers can now focus on remedying this effect.
- Eating nuts can reduce the risk of developing Tyoe-2 diabetes
A breakthrough research has revealed that eating nuts everyday could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 40 per cent. Experts believe that almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts and cashews all have properties to protect against type 2 diabetes while raising levels of good cholesterol and reducing inflammation.
Well, that’s it for this week. We will be back next week with all the news from the world of diabetes. Leave a comment if you want us to include news that we may have missed.