Posts Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’

Big Claims, Vexing Flaws of an Intermittent Fasting Study

December 21, 2022 — Clinical research is hard to do right – especially if the goal is to discover the true answer to a scientific question. Because scientists are human, they bring passion to their work. But they have to set aside those passions in designing and conducting research so that their research will hold up to scrutiny. Along […]

New Obesity Surgery Guidelines: 5 Things New

October 24, 2022 — On Friday, ASMBS and IFSO announced new clinical guidelines for obesity surgery – the first update to guidelines in more than 30 years. Way back in 1991, NIH published a consensus statement that established bariatric surgery as a safe and effective option for treating severe obesity. Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot about metabolic […]

A 77% Pandemic Spike in Type 2 Diabetes of Youth

August 24, 2022 — In so many ways, it’s become plain that children have carried a big burden in the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, there have been disruptions to their social and educational lives. They’ve suffered trauma from losing parents and caregivers. And then there’s the documented rise in obesity. But just last week came some of the most […]

Obesity and the Elusive Goal of Diabetes Remission

June 20, 2022 — Seeking remission from type 2 diabetes is an elusive goal for people who are facing this diagnosis. The very human wish is to banish this disease forever, but that’s not what remission really is. In fact, remission means a respite from an illness – not the promise of a cure. Physician Anne Peters describes the […]

Managing Risks, Gaining Life in Type 2 Diabetes

April 19, 2022 — The problem with doing things to prolong your life is that all the extra years come at the end, when you’re old. Bob Mankoff captured this fundamental quandary in a New Yorker cartoon years ago. But the problem of managing health and risks remains on our minds nonetheless. So a new study in JAMA Network […]

Two New Studies Point to Diabetes from COVID

March 22, 2022 — Very early in the pandemic, it was clear that diabetes and COVID had a deep relationship. Along with obesity, diabetes was a key risk factor for a rough ride with COVID. But as the pandemic unfolded, data started suggesting this was a two-way street. COVID could give patients a higher chance of developing diabetes. A […]

Drinking Wine Prevents Diabetes? Not Exactly

March 7, 2022 — A glass of wine is a fine complement to a good meal, but could it also be a tool for preventing type 2 diabetes? A sampling of recent headlines prompted by the American Heart Association might certainly lead you to think so. Like this one from Martha Stewart Living: Science Says Drinking a Glass of […]

Sleeve vs Bypass: Effect on Liver Fat

November 30, 2021 — Following closely on a landmark study of bariatric surgery and liver fat, today we have a new RCT comparing the effects of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. In short, these two procedures work equally well. After one year, patients with both procedures had about a 20 percent reduction in liver fat. The other endpoint was […]

Headlines vs Science: Calorie Restriction and Diabetes

November 22, 2021 — The PR for a new analysis of dietary strategies for weight management in diabetes certainly is an attention grabber. The only trouble is that the headlines don’t line up with the science and real world outcomes in diabetes. The press release says: Low energy diets and meal replacements appear best for kicking diabetes But in […]

Tying Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Closer Together

October 6, 2021 — Understanding the chronic disease of obesity is growing clearer. As this understanding grows, we’re seeing the tie between obesity and type 2 diabetes grow closer. Of course, the overlap of these two diseases is not 100 percent, but it is considerable. Two notable papers this week serve to illustrate. One explains more fully how fat […]