Skin Reflectiveness Shines New Avenue for Diabetes Diagnosis

An article published last week in Diabetolgia has demonstrated a new non-invasive technique which can reveal your risk of getting diabetes. The test works by detecting the reflectiveness of your skin, in particular the way fluorescent light is reflected. Glucose is really sticky and adheres to proteins in the skin which creates glycated proteins which affects …

Why prescribe exercise as therapy in type 2 diabetes? We have a pill for that!

The majority of T2D cases are preventable through a healthy lifestyle, leaving little room for questions that lifestyle should be the first line of defence in the fight against the development of T2D. However, when it comes to the clinical care of T2D, the potential efficacy of lifestyle is much less clear-cut, both in terms …

Reactive balance control in older adults with diabetes.

Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem for older adults worldwide and could be associated with impaired ability to recover balance after postural disturbances. This study compared reactive balance control in three groups of adults, young (YA), healthy non-diabetes older (nonDM-OA) and diabetes older (DM-OA). Twenty participants in each group completed a series of vision, …

Type 2 diabetes mellitus in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Both Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are two common forms of disease worldwide and many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially DM, are at higher risk of developing AD. AD is characterized by progressive cognitive decline and accumulation of β-amyloid (Aβ) forming senile plaques. DM is a metabolic disorder characterized …

Exercise for type 1 diabetes mellitus management: General considerations and new directions.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is characterized by the loss of insulin secreting cells due to a directed autoimmune process, which is linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. Exercise training is known to induce several benefits by reducing inflammation and improving antioxidant defenses. In this context, exercise training may be considered as an efficient and …

Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review

Approximately 422 million people have diabetes mellitus worldwide, with the majority diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The complications of diabetes mellitus include diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and retinopathy, both of which can lead to balance impairments. Balance assessment is therefore an integral component of the clinical assessment of a person with T2DM. Although …

Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review.

Approximately 422 million people have diabetes mellitus worldwide, with the majority diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The complications of diabetes mellitus include diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and retinopathy, both of which can lead to balance impairments. Balance assessment is therefore an integral component of the clinical assessment of a person with T2DM. Although …

Exercise for type 1 diabetes mellitus management: General considerations and new directions.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is characterized by the loss of insulin secreting cells due to a directed autoimmune process, which is linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. Exercise training is known to induce several benefits by reducing inflammation and improving antioxidant defenses. In this context, exercise training may be considered as an efficient and …

More people managing diabetes with open source apps

More people with diabetes are using a combination of open source applications and DIY transmitters to manage their condition. There is a growing movement of people with diabetes who are frustrated with the current approved method of monitoring glucose levels and are using their own ingenuity to fashion monitoring systems that meet their needs. One such …