The Latest on Lifestyle Changes, Low Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance
A look at what’s happening in diabetes news lately…
- Is there gender equality in diabetes prevention? You betcha! A new study published in the journal Diabetologia found that both men and women who adopted preventative lifestyle changes to avoid diabetes experienced a 40% decrease in their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Both genders saw similar results in weight loss and reduced glucose levels.
- A British study reports there’s a link between low blood sugar and an increased risk of cardiovascular events (and death) in patients with diabetes. The researchers found that following hypoglycemia, insulin-treated patients with diabetes had a 60% higher risk of cardiovascular events and were 2-2 ½ times more likely to die.
- Think eating foods low on the glycemic index will help with insulin resistance? Not so. According to a JAMA study, overweight and obese people who followed a diet consisting of low-glycemic index foods did not have improved insulin sensitivity, cholesterol levels, or systolic blood pressure.