- Plant Protein May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes, Meat Eaters at Greater Risk
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while persons with a diet rich in meat had a higher risk. Read the full story here: Science Daily
- The Virgin Diabetic: Learning to Live with Diabetes
Plagued by being diagnosed with diabetes and prescribed a multitude of medications and four daily insulin injections, the author of The Virgin Diabetic, Denise A. Pancyrz, shares her amazing story of beating diabetes. Doctor after doctor told her she could never be rid of the drugs and insulin, most likely increasing the amount of insulin needed as she aged. Defying doctors and certified diabetes instructors by using nutrition to regain her health, Denise shares her story of how to be well again. Worried of the ill effects of this disease, amputation for one, Denise says… Read the full story here: Google Books
- Diabetic Retinopathy Drug Gets FDA Approval
FDA recently approved Ranibizumab injection (Lucentis) 0.3-mg for the treatment of all forms of diabetic retinopathy. Ranibizumab is the first and only medicine approved by the FDA to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy, with or without diabetic macular edema (DME), according to a company news release. Read the full story here: GeneTech
- Type 2 Diabetes, Once Considered a Disease for Adults, Is Increasingly Common in Tweens and Teens
For years, health experts have bemoaned the rise of childhood obesity in the United States. About 17% of kids and teens in the U.S. are now considered obese, a figure that has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read full story here: Los Angeles Times.
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