News & Views

News and Views

Happy Friday!  There’s a lot going on…let’s get to it.

Highlights from the Scientific Sessions. “Last week, 17,000 diabetes doctors and other professionals gathered at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions. This is where the greatest minds in diabetes come to share research and debate the best path forward. Today, we are sharing highlights from the conference.” Some great new things happening!

Insulin In A Pill. “…an Israeli company, Oramed Pharmaceuticals, has just received approvalfrom the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ship their experimental drug, ORMD-0801, around the U.S. The drug is a formulation of insulin that can be taken in pill form before a meal to control blood sugar levels.”  Is this exciting or what?  Raise your hand if you would rather take a pill than inject insulin.  Insulin is used by both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics.  You owe it to yourself to read the entire article.

Beware of Artificial Sweeteners. “More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journalTrends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the negative impact of artificial sweeteners on health, raising red flags about all sweeteners — even those that don’t have any calories.”  If you use an artificial sweetener, you owe it to yourself to read this.

Lancet Needles.  “Right now, the tiny needles that poke our fingers for blood sugar tests are one of the few diabetes supplies not scrutinized by FDA, which makes it easy for us to get them by the box-load without much hassle. But that may soon be changing.”  I don’t know about you, but I only use a lancet one time.  Yeah, I know – there are those who use them multiple times.  This is something that effects us all…read the article.

High-Intensity Workouts Can Curb Hunger. “High-intensity workouts aren’t just an effective weight loss tool – they may help with appetite suppression too, according to a small study from the University of Western Australia.”  Really?  While I have not had a study, or the science, to back me up, I have found that even a moderate exercise period can curb hunger for me. But, isn’t it great that someone has actually done a study?  You have to read it – and know that it works!

Now I Know Why I Love Peanut Butter! “Good nut news! A new study showed that eating peanuts or peanut butter with breakfast limited the rise in blood glucose after both breakfast and lunch. This “second-meal” effect was completely unexpected and exciting.”  If you don’t read any other article, read this one.

Want to see more articles?  Look at Diabetes News – there are just too many to list here.

As always, thank you for reading.  You can win your War On Diabetes!

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