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Type 2 diabetes is a big problem for the UK. Four million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes and 12 million more at at risk. Can you reverse diabetes with your diet? This TV experiment. The volunteers agreed to eat only four 200 calorie shakes a day. Amazingly one volunteer, Dan, managed to show no symptoms of diabetes by the end of the four week experiment. He also reduced their liver fat percentage from 27.5 to 7.5. Professor Jason Gill, a leading expert in the condition, told Mail Online: “People used to think diabetes was irreversible but recent research suggests this is not the case. Treatment involves changes to diet and lifestyle, such as avoiding high sugar snacks. White breads and baked goods made with white flour such as pastries, pizza and crumpets should be avoided,

An artificial pancreas delivers better outcomes or people with type 1 diabetes than manual injections, according to a review published in the British Medical Journal. However, the good news is tinged with caution, with both the researchers and the authors of an accompanying editorial warning that most studies testing the devices failed to meet robust standards for evidence. Artificial pancreas units test blood-sugar levels using a continuous glucose monitor. The monitor sends data to an insulin pump that then calculates the amount of insulin that needs to be injected into the body. cosmos.

Tick saliva could hold the key to treating diseases from arthritis and Crohn’s disease to multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and heart damage, scientists have found in a major breakthrough. Researchers doubled down on chemicals which allow the insects to remain undetected while sucking human blood, by reducing inflammation in their hosts. This process could be replicated in drugs to treat humans suffering from many conditions which are caused or exacerbated by inflammation. Scientists have now synthetically created the most effective of these chemicals from two different tick species and genetically fused them into a turbo-charged drug prototype that successfully prevented inflammation in laboratory tests. the i.

Diabetes type 2: The Amla fruit, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, contains many vital nutrients to help people with the condition. Amla fruit is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols plus vitamin C. Diabetes type 2 has been diagnosed in 3.5 million people in the UK, or six per cent of the population, according to a 2015 report by Diabetes UK. It occurs when there are problems with the hormone insulin, meaning blood sugar levels cannot be regulated correctly by the body. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of diabetes type 2,” says NHS Choices on its website. Part of the treatment involves changing the diet and lifestyle, to assist the body in regulating blood sugar levels. This often involves dumping sweet, high-sugar foods, such as chocolate cake, for more nutritious alternatives. Add this fruit to your diet to cut blood sugar levels. Express.

The number of people with diabetes is rising rapidly, especially in low and middle income countries. Left untreated the disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks and lower limb amputations. This has lead to scientists to look for easier and cheaper ways to monitor blood sugar, and improve on the most common method, which requires patients to prick their finger to sample a drop of blood. The new adhesive patch analyses glucose from fluid between hair follicles on the skin taking readings every ten to fifteen minutes. New patches for diabetics will be available in 1 - 2 years. BBC World Service.

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to identify children at highest risk. “Most children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes do not have a family history, hence population screening could reduce life threatening complications before diagnosis,” Professor Thomas said. “By looking at a child’s gene activation pattern early in life, we are able to identify those who will progress to develop antibodies. “Once they have two antibodies, it’s highly likely they will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. Through population screening we’d be able to reduce that dramatically, while trialling preventive strategies.” UQ News.

Diabetes type 2 symptoms include feeling very tired, going to the toilet more often than usual, and feeling constantly thirsty. You could prevent symptoms and lower your blood sugar by adding this cheap vegetable to your diet. Diabetes type 2 is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin, according to the NHS. Without enough of the hormone, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into energy. Diabetes symptoms may not make you feel unwell, and many people could have the condition without even knowing it. Signs to look out for include unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, and having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal. But, you could lower your blood sugar by eating more potatoes, a nutritionist has claimed. Eating more potatoes could help to fight diabetes and its complications, said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe. The root vegetable contains the antioxidant alpha lipoic acid (ALA), he said. ALA reduces inflammation and slows the ageing process, and could treat diabetes naturally, added the nutritionist. It can reduce the chances of diabetes complications caused by nerve damage, and should be added to every patient’s diet, Axe said. Express.

The i leads on a possible breakthrough for diabetes patients. The paper says a new blood test is being developed to identify those with a high risk of kidney failure and complications. It quotes a specialist who describes the news as "a potential game-changer for diabetes patients". Papers.

We were told there were just two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, but now we're being told there might be five types/clusters. Diabetes overall is really just describing how people have blood sugar levels that are out of control, too high which causes damage throughout the body. Now there are lots of different ways you can end up in that state. Type 1 is a severe autoimmune disease where your immune system turns against a part of your body, the cells in the pancreas which produce the hormone insulin and insulins vital for controlling insulin levels. Type 2 is generally associated with poor lifestyle, more common with people who put on weight and is generally the body losing the ability to respond to insulin, so as you gain weight, and your blood sugar levels go up. Type 3, is severe insulin resistance diabetes, patients who are overweight and the body is still producing huge quantities of insulin in an attempt to bring down blood sugar levels, but the body is not responding to it. So those three are the real severe ones. Type 4 is a mild obesity-related diabetes, that tends to be seen in obese patients, and type 5 is a case of diabetes that tends to be associated with the ageing process. Health Check: BBC World Service.

The Guardian says the number of people aged 17 and over with diabetes has doubled over the past 20 years to 3.7m. The analysis, from Diabetes UK, does not break down the figures into type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but the charity told the paper that other research had shown diagnoses of both had increased. Papers.

By the age of 35, people start to lose muscle, roughly about 1% of your muscle mass every year. You probably won't be able to notice it until you come across a threshold where you lose the ability to carry out tasks like climbing up the stairs, getting out of chairs, those kind of things. The good news is, this loss of mass can be prevented by weight training exercise. There are other important benefits for having bigger, stronger muscles is, they can reduce our risk of type 2 diabetes among many other medical problems To build muscles, you don't have to use weights. You can use your own body weight with exercise like press-ups or squats. Aim for twice a week and keep going until you're tired. BBC 1. The Truth About Getting Fit.

You need to get your heart beat beating faster. There's lots of evidence that suggests you can lower your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, even up to 20%, if you can increase your physical activity. The Truth About Getting Fit. BBC 1.

The Express warned that having or developing diabetes can significantly increase the chances of dementia. Sky News: Press Preview.

I've had thin hair and its starting to fall out. There are lots of reasons. From anything form hormones, it could be auto-immune conditions like alopecia, nutritional deficiencies like iron and zinc. It could be underlying health conditions like diabetes or thyroid problems. It could be a local problem so if you have a skin infection like eczema or cirrhosis or a fungal infection of your scalp could cause the hair to fall out. Buy things like an SLS free (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) shampoo helps because its much less irritating to the skin and scalp. Long term problems, and if its affecting other parts of the body then you may have to have a blood test. You could try taking vitamin supplement to see if that helps. Dr Ranj. ITV This Morning.

Diet and exercise are better than drugs at controlling type 2 diabetes. Patients who took part in weight loss programme had healthier blood sugar levels'. Patients who take regular exercise are less likely to need drugs, research shows. A better diet can control diabetes more effectively than drugs, the studies show. NHS lifestyle weight management programmes can have a 'meaningful clinical effect’. Type 2 diabetes patient, Ian Armstrong, 71, from Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, dropped nearly 3st from 17st after completing the course and was able to stop his insulin. Mail.

Children from poor families are far more likely to end up in hospital A&E departments or need emergency treatment for conditions such as asthma and diabetes, according to shocking figures revealing the consequences of poverty in Britain. Experts said education, diet, environment and the pressures on families living on the breadline meant poor children often ended up in hospital when their health issues could have been headed off earlier. The report’s authors warn that the most vulnerable children are being let down by health services. The Department of Health said: “Progress has been made in reducing the rate of emergency admissions for the most deprived children - but more needs to be done. Guardian.

It has been a remarkable year of promise in medical science. Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.

Diabetes is causing a worldwide surge in cancer, researchers say. Eating healthily and exercising are vital to avoiding the potentially fatal consequences. The stark warning comes from a team of British scientists who found people with a high body mass index (BMI) who also had diabetes were behind 5.6 per cent of new cancer cases globally, affecting 792,600 people in 2012. Express News.

Cancer, diabetes and heart disease risk could be cut by losing weight. Avoiding inflammatory foods could also help to reduce risk. Eggs are the most nutritious foods you can eat. Poached and hard boiled eggs had the fewest calories. Cancer, diabetes and heart disease risk could be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight and reducing inflammation, and eating enough eggs in your diet could be the key. Cancer. But, the conditions could also by avoided by adding eggs to your diet. Express.

A visit to the optician is a common way to see if you have diabetes. The optician can looks inside the eye, and will either see a cataract, or retinopathy and that's when they can see if you may have diabetes and you need to have a glucose tolerance test. You need to see how your body reacts to sugar to diagnose it. You can ignore it for years and not know you have it until you're tested. LBC Radio.

Newham Borough  in London is struggling to cope with the increasing numbers of people there developing type 2 diabetes, so, it has enlisted the help of the boroughs famous football club West Jam. Its running walk in football classes to help people manage the condition. Almost 1 in 10 people in Newham, among the highest rate in the country, but with exercise and a healthy diet, it can be reversed. ITV News.

Wolfing your food too fast can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. They were 5 times more likely to risk heart attack, raised blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. They looked at a thousand middle-aged people and studied them for 5 years monitoring their eating speeds, and they found that 2.3% of the slow eaters developed this condition.(Metabolic syndrome blood pressure raised cholesterol.) The fast eaters, 11.6% developed this risk. Chew your food thoroughly, eat slowly and enjoy your food. Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.

Statins can cause muscle 'damage'. New storm over statins as experts fight over the benefits. The research said that for most the drugs only slightly reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. A specialist in healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, reviewed a study originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 217 patients would need to take the drug to prevent one non-fatal heart attack while 313 people would need treatment with statins to prevent one non-fatal stroke. And at least one in 21 statin users suffers muscle damage and one in 204 developed diabetes which, along with muscle pain, has been linked to the controversial cholesterol-lowering drugs aimed at preventing heart disease. Daily Express.

Loneliness is as dangerous as high blood pressure, diabetes and depression, Britain’s top GP will warn today. isolation is prompting millions of OAPs to turn up at doctors’ surgeries simply for someone to talk to. Social isolation and loneliness are related to a chronic long-term condition, in terms of the impact on our patients health and well-being. Express.

The vitamin D pill, a 10 milligram pill reduces asthma attacks by 50%, and also reduced the number of attacks that are usually treated with steroids, the most powerful drugs we've got reduced by one third. This is a big study of 995 patients.Vitamin D does boost the immune system. Vitamin D has also been linked to helping with multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, there's a lot of exciting news. Dr Chris Steele. ITV this Morning.

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. We always talk about type 2 diabetes. is being a condition that progresses, and once you have it you have it for life and you can manage it, but you cant do anything to get rid of it. Actually, some of the more recent research suggests you can do something about it, and there's a potential to reverse the process that leads to type 2 diabetes which can be reversed by losing weight, going on an extreme diet of just 800 calories a day. The reason this treatment works. It can reduce the number of fats in key organs. Losing this excess fat allows those organs to turn to normal function, and regulate sugar levels.  Alison Barnes. Clinical Dietitian.

Britain's diabetes epidemic is fuelling an all-time high of 160 amputations a week. More than 8,500 procedures are carried out in England each year as a result. Nine in ten cases of the condition are type 2, which is linked to obesity and inactivity. Diabetes UK warned that soaring obesity rates are behind the trend, with two in three adults now overweight or obese. Amputations are often life-threatening, with up to eight out of 10 diabetic patients dying within five years of surgery. Daily Mail.

Type 2 diabetes raises the chances of heart, kidney and eye disease. It can also trigger nerve damage and depression and is the most common reason for lower limb amputations.  While ethnicity plays a role, many cases of it are preventable.The Express.

You're average sleep duration is 5 hours. The ideal amount of sleep is 8 hours. Sleep is always forgotten, but its an independent predictor for heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. If you're not sleeping enough, you're more at risk of these conditions. BBC 1: How To Stay Young.

A report by the Royal College of paediatricians and child health has found 621 children and teenagers were treated for 'type 2 diabetes' last year. Sky News.

Control your blood pressure to avoid 'dementia'. 15,000 people over 25 years were studied in America to see what risk factor contributed to it. There were 5 main things, diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-high blood pressure (where you've not been diagnosed with high blood pressure but at a high risk of it). Smoking, and also whether you've got the presence of the Apoe 4 gene which we know is associated with Alzheimer's. To limit your chances, exercise, eat healthy, stop smoking, and try to stay active to help. Dr Ranj Singh. This Morning, ITV.

Traditional 'Chinese medicinal herbs' could be used to treat low blood sugar and insulin levels.  prevent heart disease and diabetes. Shandong University. Qilu Hospital. China.

A study of people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s with high blood pressure and diabetes all had a higher survival rate, than those who were 'not' married.  Having someone special in your life is what's important rather than simply getting hitched. BBC World News.

Snacking on almonds could help keep 'type 2 diabetes' symptoms under control and can help reduce them and even work to prevent it.. Research has shown them to have a positive effect on modulating blood sugar levels. Daily Express.

Fresh fruit has many health benefits and it's a myth that people with diabetes should not eat it. The type of sugar in whole fruit is different to the added sugar we should avoid. Dr Emily Burns. Dietetics UK Research Manager.

4 million people in the UK are diabetic, around 90% of those are type 2. Sky News.

It's madness for the NHS to spend millions fighting type 2 diabetes when the simple cure is exercise. More than 8 per cent of people over 20 years old are already diabetic in the UK. Dr Michael Mosley.

Type 2 diabetes is just down to laziness and should be called a 'walking deficiency syndrome'. Doctor Sir Muir Gray.

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