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Daily Archives for: August 25th, 2009

To determine the effects of combined supplementation with chromium (Cr) and vitamins C and E on oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes, adult subjects with HbA1c >8.5%. Subjects (n = 30) in this randomized, double blind, placebo-control study were divided into three groups (placebo, Cr or Cr + C + E) on daily results. The Cr group received 1000 µg of Cr (as Cr yeast);

Vanadyl sulfate (VS) may reduce oxidative stress related to its hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects in diabetes mellitus; besides, as a catalytic element, it may induce lipid peroxidation. Studies investigating effects of VS on the oxidative-antioxidative systems in diabetes yielded conflicting results, and this study was designed to investigate the effects of VS on the oxidative-antioxidative systems in streptozotocin-induced (65 mg/kg) diabetic rats.

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Background: A previous paper reported the 6-month comparison of weight loss and metabolic changes in obese adults randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate diet or a conventional weight loss diet.

Objective: To review the 1-year outcomes between these diets.

Design: Randomized trial.

Setting: Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

There has been interest in the effect of various types and amounts of dietary carbohydrates and proteins on blood glucose. On the basis of our previous data, we designed a high-protein/low-carbohydrate, weight-maintaining, nonketogenic diet. Its effect on glucose control in people with untreated type 2 diabetes was determined. We refer to this as a low-biologically-available-glucose (LoBAG) diet.

Background: The optimal source and amount of dietary carbohydrate for managing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are unknown.

Objective: We aimed to compare the effects of altering the glycemic index or the amount of carbohydrate on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), plasma glucose, lipids, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in T2DM patients.

Low-carbohydrate diets in the management of obese patients with type 2 diabetes seem intuitively attractive due to their potent antihyperglycemic effect.

We previously reported that a 20 % carbohydrate diet was significantly superior to a 55–60 % carbohydrate diet with regard to bodyweight and glycemic control in 2 non-randomised groups of obese diabetes patients observed closely over 6 months.