Archive for October 22nd, 2012
Rather than a restrictive diet, a diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.
The certified diabetes educators of Diabetes Management and Supplies in New Orleans teach patients either individually and/or in small-group settings. Their registered dietitians also provide medical nutrition therapy for those in need of additional and disease-specific nutritional counseling.
Visit The Mayo Clinic for the complete diabetes diet article.
Diabetic kidney disease, also known as diabetic nephropathy, is a serious complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, affecting up to about 30 percent of individuals with the disease. Preventing kidney damage is a challenge, which is why a new prevention target discovered by scientists could be good news.
Scientists inJapanhave found a new target for diabetic kidney disease in mice, and it’s called osteopontin. This molecule is involved in the inflammatory process, and inflammation has been established as playing a key role in diabetic nephropathy, as shown in a number of studies, including a new review in Mediators of Inflammation.