Are you diagnosed with type two diabetes? If, the chances are that you must have been thoroughly educated on the need to give proper care to your condition and health in entirety. Type two diabetes is not only a deadly disease; it brings along other health concerns like heart disease, infections, and eye disease. When diabetes is left unattended to, it could leave the victim in worse health issue; severe enough to cause death. Just so you know, here are some up to date research, gadgets, apps, and treatment to keep you updated on type two diabetes. The aim of this resource is to help you regulate your diet, fitness, medications, and glucose levels
Recent Study On Diabetes
Research by several health originations on this growing and dreaded disease has gulped a lot of money. Questions like what are the causes of diabetes? What are the most effective medications and what are the preventive measures, have been seeking for answers- this is what the scientists seek to answer. Here are some recent findings from studies.
Benefits of Coffee
Perhaps you always start your day with a cup of coffee or worry about your drinking habit. Check this out. Scientists, in 2017, discovered that a cup of coffee could help prevent type two diabetes. In a recent development, the FDA recommends that one could drink 5 cups of coffee daily without experiencing any negative side effect. This seems like good news to coffee lovers.
Genetics and Diabetes
Also, researchers have discovered that genetics could be the cause of some types of diabetes. In a research, it was discovered that genetics solely causes between 1 and 5% of all diabetic cases. We are however hopeful that this study will eventually lead to the discovery of special genetic treatments.
More Sleep; Better Insulin Control
Sleep starvation is a major risk factor for diabetes and insulin resistance. When one is deprived of adequate sleeping, it boosts resistance to insulin, a condition which results in poor glucose metabolism – known cause of type two diabetes. Based on the research, two nights of good sleep can relieve your body to the normal insulin level before the deprivation.
New Diabetes Therapies
Over the years, diabetes treatment has evolved from injecting pig insulin to the present plethora of type two diabetes treatment.
Here are, but a few of such treatments that have made waves in 2018. Some of these are:
Basaglar: Biosimilar Insulin
The research revealed that people living with type two diabetes recorded better results when they replaced Lantus with Basaglar. FDA approved Basaglar is a biosimilar insulin got from Lilly and launched in the united states at the later part of last year. Consult your doctor for more info.
The Insulin Patch
Indication shows that researchers might be creating the insulin patch anytime soon, and the report of a $1.6 million research based grant is saying same. Dr. Guthe head researcher seeks to increase the capacity of the patches to involve glucagon, in the event of a ridiculously low glucose level.
First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas
The FDA in 2017, approved the first hybrid artificial pancreas; a small device (like a pager) which may be attached to a belt. It is used to check both glucose level and supply of insulin. Although it is not fully automated, it’s far more automated than older alternatives.
Diabetes Related Apps
Handling your diabetes is no brainier. And the under listed apps proves just that. You no longer have to record everything in a journal and make the workings yourself. Now, right from your mobile device, you can get daily reminders, recommended low carb meals and get the calculation. Here are some essential apps for both Android and iPhone mobile devices.
Here is an iPhone compatible apps which serve as a compact diabetic cookbook. You have access to a large database of recipes- all diabetic friendly courses.
This is an app that is compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. Glooko helps you manage all your diabetic tools and experts together. You can use the app to sync fitness tracker, an insulin pump and more on just an app. It also comes with a feature like a carb intake management, diets tracker, blood sugar management, insulin tracker. The sole disadvantage is the annual access fee.
Miser Diabetes Logbook
Here is another great app that works fine with both Android and iPhone devices. You can track virtually everything, ranging from injections, moods, and others from a single dashboard. Besides this, there are other diabetes-related apps linked to this parent site.
With the GoMeals mobile apps, you have a wide range of healthier food options. It has a Restaurant Locate which helps you get restaurants near you and other nutritional information. You can monitor your diet with this free tool