Diabetes Research

Autophagy is a hot topic. Yoshinori Ohsumi’s 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine converted the medical world’s previous whispers and murmurings about Autophagy and fasting into a full-blown conversation. Ohsumi discovered how our body degrades and recycles its cellular components. Autophagy for short.

Researching how to use 7 days fasting having type 1 diabetes.

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variety of ways to measure insulin resistance.

I haven’t had any of these tests done.

Should I be concerned?









Source – http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/international-textbook-of-diabetes-mellitus-excerpt-120-the-insulin-resistance-syndrome-part-1

Insulin resistance is a common feature in patients who are obese or who have metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. Insulin-resistant patients require higher than normal amounts of insulin to maintain normal blood glucose concentrations. The development of insulin resistance is complex, and many of its mechanisms are poorly understood. However, a common denominator in insulin-resistant patients is excess fatty . Read More



Subcutaneous fat that lurks beneath the skin as “love handles” or padding on the thighs, buttocks or upper arms may be cosmetically challenging, but it is otherwise harmless. However, the deeper belly fat — the visceral fat that accumulates around abdominal organs — is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to a host of serious disease risks, including heart disease, cancer and dementia.

You don’t even have to be overweight or obese to face these hazards if you harbor excess fat inside your abdomen. Even people of normal weight can accumulate harmful amounts of hidden fat beneath the abdominal wall. Furthermore, this is not fat you can shed simply by toning up abdominal muscles with exercises like situps. Weight loss through a wholesome diet and exercise —

activities like walking and strength-training — is the only surefire way to get rid of it

BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at Mass General Hospital announced a breakthrough in treating Type 1 Diabetes. In a long-term study released Thursday, patients in a clinical trial had their blood sugar levels restored to near normal, with lasting results.

Patients in the trial received two doses of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, an inexpensive vaccine that is widely used to prevent tuberculosis. Results were not immediate, but after three years, every patient, “showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels – improvement that persisted for the following five years,” MGH said in a news release.

“This is clinical validation of the potential to stably lower blood sugars to near normal levels with a safe vaccine, even in patients with longstanding disease,” said Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, and the study’s senior author.

“It’s the first trial showing long-term reversal of diabetes,” Faustman told the Boston Business Journal.

A Phase 2 clinical trial is already underway. Researchers are hoping to mimic results from the first trial and zero in on the most effective dosing.

Blood Sugar Test
Blood Sugar Test

A hand-held device would measure levels of the chemical acetone in someone’s breath. Acetone levels rise when blood sugar levels rise, and acetone is responsible for the sweet, fruity smell on the breath of people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels.

What hasn’t yet been proven is whether or not blood sugar levels reliably rise and fall with acetone levels, according to the study’s lead researcher, Ronny Priefer, a professor of medicinal chemistry at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass.

I do blood sugar testing each day and this would make life so much easier and provide an almost real time testing since no pricking are necessary.

Source – http://www.newsday.com/news/health/needle-free-breathalyzer-for-daily-diabetes-testing-shows-promise-1.6430533

At 2:17 marker, some startling figures on who controls the medical research publications..

diabetes topics
Lower your blood sugar requires exercise, diet and sometimes medication.

After my sobering discussion with my physicians assistant, I started to do more research on the longer term affects of diabetes and the pancreas ability to stop producing insulin over time…in that type 2 over time starts to look exactly like type1.  The body quits producing insulin.  I ran across this article and was excited.

“If this could be used in people,” said Melton, Harvard’s Xander University Professor and co-chair of the University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, “it could eventually mean that instead of taking insulin injections three times a day, you might take an injection of this hormone once a week or once a month, or in the best case maybe even once a year.”

Blood Sugar & Diabetes
Blood Sugar & Diabetes

Understand how insulin normally works in the body and what happens when you have diabetes.

Regulate sugar in your bloodstream. The main job of insulin is to keep the level of sugar in the bloodstream within a normal range. After you eat, carbohydrates break down into sugar and enter the bloodstream in the form of glucose, a sugar that serves as a primary source of energy. Normally the pancreas responds by producing insulin, which allows sugar to enter the tissues.
Storage of excess glucose for energy. After you eat — when insulin levels are high — excess glucose is stored in the liver in the form of glycogen. Between meals — when insulin levels are low — the liver releases glycogen into the bloodstream in the form of sugar. This keeps blood sugar levels within a narrow range

If your pancreas secretes little or no insulin (type 1 diabetes) or your body produces too little insulin or has become resistant to insulin’s action (type 2 diabetes), the level of sugar in your bloodstream increases. This is because it’s unable to enter cells.  Complete article on how insulin affects blood sugar

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