Category Archives : Diabetes

Could vitamin A deficiency be a cause of type 2 diabetes?   Recently updated !

A new study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry claims to have identified a potential driver of type 2 diabetes: vitamin A deficiency. The researchers, from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, say their findings may lead to new treatments for the condition. According to senior author Dr. Lorraine Gudas – […]

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Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?   Recently updated !

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with diabetes may be over treated by doctors who too aggressively […]

Resources for Keeping You Motivated for Your Diabetes in 2015

Planning & Preparation There is absolutely no doubt and all the evidence points, that those who prepare for success will achieve their goals. Those who don’t are destined to fail. But there is a system to goal setting, motivating yourself and maintaining your success which must be planned. People tend to skip over this part, […]

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‘Fail to Prepare & Prepare to Fail’ When Self-Managing Your Diabetes

Over the last number of weeks there has been much to celebrate at Diabetes Insight HQ amongst our clients. HbA1c results that have practically halved, profound weight loss, lowering of cholesterol, blood pressure and a general overall feeling of better health. When asked what was the turning point in maintaining these changes that brought about […]

Study shows new patients with Diabetes Are Not Learning Self-Care

New diabetes patients aren’t participating in education and training programs that can help them control the chronic condition, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. Fewer than 7% of newly diagnosed diabetes (both type 1 &2) patients take part in diabetes self-management and education training (DSMT) that […]