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MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests. Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and stroke by about 30 percent to 40 percent compared with other commonly used drugs called sulfonylureas, such as glibenclamide, glimepiride, glipizide and tolbutamide, researchers report.

"Pharmaceutical companies continue to make new drugs to reduce blood sugar and improve on safety concerns of the older drugs," said senior study author Dr. Shari Bolen. But, "while adults with diabetes often need more than one medication to control blood sugar, the newer medications do not appear to be safer than the older drugs," added Bolen. Metformin is still the safest and most effective type 2 diabetes medication, said Bolen. The findings in this latest study aren't surprising, said Dr. More information. The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Society. Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube.

In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a “poison” culpable for America’s obesity epidemic. A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia. Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him. Surely, the man said, you’ve read Yudkin. Lustig shook his head. John Yudkin, said the scientist, was a British professor of nutrition who had sounded the alarm on sugar back in 1972, in a book called Pure, White, and Deadly.

Perhaps the Australian scientist intended a friendly warning. This represents a dramatic shift in priority. Not just defeated, in fact, but buried. “Holy crap,” Lustig thought. Time For Diabetes UK To Unplug Ears and Respond To Chorus Of Disapproval Demanding U-Turn | HealthInsightUK. By Jane Feinmann How much longer can the charity Diabetes UK continue to provide advice on diet to the UK’s 3.9 million people with type 2 diabetes that is based on the discredited Seven Countries Study carried out by Ancel Keys back in the 1950/1960s? The urgency of this question cannot be overstated. On the one hand, type 2 diabetes is almost certainly the most poorly managed chronic disorder of modern times. Two out of three people with the disorder fail to control their blood glucose despite GPs handing out diabetic medication amounting to 10 per cent of the NHS drugs budget. The long-term consequences of this failure are staggering and tragic – both financially and at an individual level.

Every year, 80 per cent of the £10bn that the NHS spends on diabetes is used to treat the consequences of poorly controlled blood sugar: kidney and heart failure, increased risk of heart attack and stroke as well as blindness and nerve damage. A policy based on a discredited study. A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Moderate Carbohydrate Diet Compared to a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet in Overweight or Obese Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus or Prediabetes. Carb-Loaded - A Culture Dying to Eat. Trailer 1 - Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. How Knowledge is Power in Nutrition | Dr. Wendy Pogozelski | TEDxSUNYGeneseo. Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies. Chris Buzelli On a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in "the forging of public opinion.

" The trade group had recently pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in PR history. For nearly a decade, the sugar industry had been buffeted by crisis after crisis as the media and the public soured on sugar and scientists began to view it as a likely cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Industry ads claiming that eating sugar helped you lose weight had been called out by the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration had launched a review of whether sugar was even safe to eat.

Consumption had declined 12 percent in just two years, and producers could see where that trend might lead. Precisely how did the sugar industry engineer its turnaround? At best, the studies seemed a token effort. The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study—a 3-mo randomized controlled trial. About Me. I am a physician trained in internal medicine, nephrology, and obesity medicine in St. Petersburg, FL. I graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at The Emory University Affiliated Hospitals program in 1989. I completed a clinical nephrology fellowship at Yale University and a research nephrology fellowship at The University of Tennessee.

In February 2012, after discovering the ketogenic diet for the treatment of my own type 1 diabetes, I learned that this diet was also effective for the treatment of numerous other conditions including obesity. I had always been frustrated with treating obesity in my practice without any specific knowledge about its cause and treatment. So, I abandoned the carbohydrate counting and just tried to keep the intake of carbohydrates constant with each meal. In 2007, I decided to start exercising since I knew I had a chronic disease that might be helped by regular exercise. 1. Bret Michaels: "Face of Diabetes", Defeatist Shout Out - Diabetes Warrior. Bret Michaels is in the news due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. First: I hold no animosity for the man Bret Michaels. I love his zest for life. I have compassion and sympathy for him. I wish I could show him a ‘better way’ to self-treat his diabetes via the teachings of Dr.

However … that’s where the niceties end. This post is an honest appraisal of his ‘fight with diabetes’ and a shout out to him to ‘do the right thing’. The picture top right is a picture of Bret doing the rocker ‘thang’. Bret Michaels has allowed the American Diabetes Association, hell he’s allowed the entire diabetes industry to hold him up as a role model and ‘face of diabetes’. A quote from an ADA website. “To help the Association raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of prevention and control, Bret is representing the “Face of Diabetes” …” Bret Michaels is not a diabetes warrior .. he is a diabetes defeatist.

ALSO … note the statement in the quote, Bret is helping … Here we are. Dr. Franziska Spritzler - 'Carbohydrate Restriction: The Key to Achieving Optimal Blood Sugar' Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition. Figure 9. Full text | Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal.

The epidemic of diabetes continues unabated, and impassioned calls for better treatment and prevention strategies are common features of scientific conferences. While it is generally acknowledged that total dietary carbohydrate is the major factor in glycemic control, strategies based on reduction of dietary carbohydrate have received little support. The American Diabetes Association, for example, has traditionally recommend against low carbohydrate diets (less than 130 g/day[1]; while the most recent guidelines [2] admit such diets as an alternative approach to weight loss, they continue to emphasize concerns and downplay benefits.

Similarly, the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [3] reported "no justification for the recommendation of very low carbohydrate diets in persons with diabetes. " While low carbohydrate diets may not be appropriate for everyone, choices should be left to individual physicians and patients. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base. <div class="msgBox" style="margin-top:10px;"><span class="errMsg"><div>JavaScript is disabled on your browser. Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. </div></span></div><br /> Received 18 April 2014, Revised 28 June 2014, Accepted 28 June 2014, Available online 16 July 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.011 Open Access Highlights We present major evidence for low-carbohydrate diets as first approach for diabetes.

Such diets reliably reduce high blood glucose, the most salient feature of diabetes. Benefits do not require weight loss although nothing is better for weight reduction. Carbohydrate-restricted diets reduce or eliminate medication. There are no side effects comparable to those seen in intensive treatment with drugs. Abstract Keywords diabetes; carbohydrate; low-carbohydrate diet; ketogenic diet; triglyceride; hemoblobin A1c Abbreviations The benefits of carbohydrate restriction in diabetes are immediate and well-documented.

. — Eric Westman, MD, MHS [1]. Table 1. Point 1. Why you should not do low carb, especially whole foods low carb… | mydiabetesandme. Why anyone would even consider a lifestyle change is beyond me. It’s so much easier to not change anything and sit wallowing in self pity when we feel bad about this or that or that or this or what ever seems to be holding us back from getting a grip on happiness. Rumor has it that there are Type 2 Diabetics who have totally lost symptoms of their disease while losing weight and having super spectacular blood sugars by just changing their lifestyle, cutting out sugar, starches, and grains.

Don’t try it though, it’s just not worth it, and there are no doughnuts. Besides, I read on the internet that “low carb weight loss is just losing water weight” and we all know that if it’s on the internet, it is true. Just look at my before and 2 year anniversary pic: On the left is December 2010, right is April 2013, I was an aquarium, I lost 80 pounds of water… Another reason one should never attempt a whole foods low carb lifestyle change is because it’s just too darned hard. Big food processors. Big Sugar's secret documents echo tobacco tactics. When Cristen Couzens went on the hunt for evidence that Big Sugar had manipulated public opinion, she had no idea what she was doing. She was a dentist, not an investigative reporter. But she couldn't let go of the nagging suspicion that something was amiss. Her obsession started in an unlikely place, at a dental conference in Seattle in 2007 about diabetes and gum disease.

When one speaker listed foods to avoid, there was no mention of sugar. "I thought this was very strange," Couzens said. And when a second speaker suggested sugary drinks were a healthy choice, she chased him down at the end of the conference to make sure she'd heard him correctly. "I was so shocked by that statement," she said, "I felt obligated to do a little bit of research, thinking perhaps the sugar industry had somehow had an influence over the lack of advice to limit sugar intake to prevent and control diabetes.

She quit her job, exhausted her savings and spent 15 months scouring library archives. LCHF for Beginners. To make a low-carb diet truly simple and enjoyable requires a few new skills. For example, how do you cook low-carb breakfasts that you love? How do you get enough protein? How do you eat more healthy fats? And what’s important to think about when dining out? Here are all the guides you need. Breakfast Breakfast is a great time to eat low carb. Another strong option is to just have a cup of coffee, as many people are less hungry on a low-carb diet and may not need breakfast. This can save you plenty of time. There are many other options – both delicious and fast Meals So, what’s for lunch and dinner on a low-carb diet? Check out our recipes to learn to cook amazing low­-carb meals Instead of potatoes, pasta and rice Who needs starchy sides when you can have cauliflower mash or cauliflower rice instead? In short, we can show you plenty of great low-carb alternatives that are both tasty and healthy.

Eating out Snacks Bread Do you have a hard time living without bread? You may not have to. More guides. Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets. $19 million paid to ADA by BigPharma? This post will be discussing the “contributions” BigPharma paid the American Diabetes Association… $19 million in 2008. That’s the last year I can find the data. I talk about this periodically…. but I’ve never done a post showing the actual numbers.

New “friends” may not be aware of this… if not YOU SHOULD BE SHOCKED. This MUST violate some law… or at least ethical practice. Read this post and tell me you do NOT agree. Keep in mind: 1) The American Diabetes Ass. 2) PepsiCo, Big Pharma, Monsanto and The Sugar Lobby all pay and raise money for the American Ass. So the next time you are eating a high carb meal from one of those high carb “diabetic friendly” cookbooks…. and eating the meal requires you to take a Diabetic Drug … or a statin or a Hypertension drug etc….

Just remember this… the company probably could charge you less if they weren’t “donating” money to the ADA and the AADE. So you’re being charged higher prices so the drug companies (BigPharma) can afford to payoff the ADA & AADE. Type 2 diabetes. High-Carb ADA Diabetes Diet Advice Slowly Killing Type 2 Diabetics. Diabetes is quickly becoming an out-of-control epidemic with no signs of slowing down anytime soon unless something dramatically changes in the way people are treating this terrible disease. According to The 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million Americans currently have diabetes (mostly Type 2) and another 79 million are well on their way to developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes with elevated fasting blood glucose numbers identifying them as prediabetic (with fasting blood glucose levels between 100-125 mg/dl).

Unfortunately, the primary source of consumer information about treating diabetes comes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and their horribly misguided recommended meal plans that are decidedly too high-carb to control blood sugar and insulin levels to adequately control the complications that come from diabetes. I feel really moved to tell you that my mother has just passed from complications of her diabetes.

She was 68. Responses to a High-Carb Meal in Type 2 Diabetes on a Low-Carb Diet. How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist. I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced greatly. I’ve personally stopped getting into arguments about nutrition online, because it is time consuming and frustrating. But I know that a lot of people do get into these arguments often, so I’ve decided to write an article to give people some “weapons” to win these arguments easily.

By far the best way to win an argument about nutrition is to have a link to a good scientific study. If you ever find yourself in an argument with an outdated nutrition professional, vegan or low-fat zealot, then feel free to use the answers and studies listed below. Make sure to bookmark this page if you tend to get in these types of arguments often! The low-fat diet is a huge failure. Studies Answer: This is a myth. Two ADAs: Same Awful Advice. Why People with Diabetes Need to Avoid Statins! 'At the Limits' - Cutting Edge Clinical Academic Events. Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? 9 Lies About Fat That Destroyed The World's Health. Killer Fact: 30-40 Percent of Health Care Spending in the U.S. Is Tied to Excess Sugar Consumption.