Is Diabetes Here to Stay? - Page 2
Diabetes research is also increasing and a new drug to treat Type 1 may be on the way.
On WebMD, the drug Teplizumab appears to help the body preserve its insulin producing cells [beta cells] in the pancreas.
According to the article on WebMD, "Preserving your own beta cell function is far better than relying on insulin [injections or a pump]," says Kevan Herold, MD, a Yale University endocrinologist who is heading another study of teplizumab.”
For those with Type 2 diabetes, a diet that includes Omega-6 fatty acids, such as those found in fish and lean meats, may help maintain blood sugar levels. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the effects of diets rich in Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids (essential fatty acids). The study found that a diet that includes both fatty acids may be recommended to Type 2 diabetics.
Of the two types of diabetes, type 2 is preventable through diet and exercise. The increase in diabetes is here to stay unless you start making positive healthy changes.