Phyteau Metabolic Health Blog

Rising Obesity is South Leading to Rapid Increases in Diabetes

Rising Obesity is South Leading to Rapid Increases in Diabetes   A new study done by researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center found that among low-income black and whites living in the southern United States, rates of new obesity-associated diabetes were exceptionally high. The researches used data...

Recent Advances in Diabetes Treatment Technology

Biotechnological advances in diabetic treatments have been increasing over the years. Some advances make finger-picking for blood a thing of the past, while others such as closed loop systems help automate insulin delivery. With more and more of these devices being introduced, treating diabetes is becoming much easier and safer....

Ways to test for type 2 diabetes

There are several noticeable symptoms of type 2 diabetes ranging from an intense feeling of thirst, exhaustion, and weight loss. Left untreated, it can lead to damaged blood vessels, nerves, and organs. There are two tests for diabetes - the glycated haemoglobin (GHT) and glucose tolerance test. The glycated haemoglobin...

New genetic discovery could fuel diabetes treatments

Scientists have recently identified a genetic mutation that gives rise to blood sugar variation. It is estimated that in the U.S. 30 million people are living with diabetes, with type 2 being the most common. However, there are rarer forms that account for just 1-4 percent of the cases in...

Low blood sugar leads to increased risk of CV disease

Adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease who experience a severe hypoglycemic episode (low blood sugar) are at an increased risk for CV event according to a study done by Dr. Eberhard Standl at the Munich Diabetes Research Group at the Hemoltz Center in Germany. Dr. Standl says of...

Treating diabetes with a plant-based diet

Anyone who follows fitness models or health pages on social media has been exposed to hundreds of different diets, one of the most common being that of the "plant-based diet". Hundreds of celebrities acknowledge and endorse plant-based diets for their weight loss and performance. NBA player Kyrie Irving credits a...

Adult Obesity in the U.S.

According to recent data from stateofobesity.org, adult obesity rates in the United States exceed 35% in 5 states, 30% in 25 states, and 25% in 46 states. West Virginia has the highest obesity rate at a solid 37.7%. This data is slightly skewed, however, as West Virginia is one of...

Diabetes accounts for 12% of global health expenditure

The World Health Organization estimates that diabetes now affects more than 415 million people worldwide, and expects that number to grow to 640 million in the next 20 years. The group estimated that 1 in 20 Irish people have type 2 diabetes which may be underestimated and undiagnosed. Diabetes is...

New study linking metformin to poor pregnancy outcomes in pregestational diabetes

New research indicates that pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes who take anti-diabetic medication metformin are at a far higher risk for poor pregnancy outcomes than those who do not. Researchers studied 950 pregnant women and found that 5.1% of those who took metformin for pregestational diabetes experienced major birth defects,...

Cancer rates in U.S. associated with obesity

According to data from the U.S. Cancer statistics database, researchers at the CDC found that approximately 631,000 people in the U.S. received a diagnosis of cancer associated with obesity, representing 40% of all diagnosed cancers from years 2005-2014. These obesity-related cancers were higher among people aged 50 and above, higher...