Lifestyle Changes Spelled Out

What many people don’t realize is how simple the lifestyle changes are for treating the primary underlying problem in both diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance. We are talking about modest exercise , eating in such a manner are not to spike the blood sugar, and taking some basic nutritional supplements to improve the patients sensitivity to his or her own insulin. DIET- As we all know that too many doctors make major mistakes in the diet, they recommended to their diabetic patients. Since the greatest risk for these patients is…

Syndrome X (Insulin Resistance) – Is It Killing You?

Americans are infatuated with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, although in truth, most Americans eat a high-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. Over the years, our diet has taken its toll, and many of us have become less and less sensitive to our insulin as a result. Insulin is basically a storage hormone that drives sugar into the cell to be utilized or stored as fat. The body desires to control our blood sugars. Therefore, when the body becomes less sensitive to its own insulin, it compensates by making more insulin. In other…

Closed Loop System

The artificial beta cell or closed-loop insulin delivery system expands on the concept of sensor responsive insulin delivery. The closed-loop system differs from conventional pump therapy as the former uses a control algorithm that autonomously and continually increases and decreases the subcutaneous delivery of insulin on the basis of real-time sensor glucose levels. There have been extensive studies in a controlled laboratory setting of a closed system; however, the real challenge sets in when the same device is used by patients at home. A study published in the New England…

Novel Insulin Pills

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the blood sugar levels are higher either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Some people need to take insulin injections to manage their blood sugar levels. But those who fear needles, taking injections can pose a huge barrier to compliance. This in turn can lead to mismanagement of treatment and complications that can lead to hospitalizations.   While oral medications do assist the body with insulin production, a pill that delivers…