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Earlier control for T2D

'Control sugar levels sooner to guard against heart attacks' finds new study

into Type 2 diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes may need to reduce their

blood sugar levels sooner after diagnosis than previously thought, to prevent

major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, according to new research

from the University of Surrey.

The study from Surrey suggests that controlling blood sugar levels within

the first year of diagnosis reduces the incidence of major cardiovascular

events. Furthermore, the team also found that the more a patient's blood levels

varied 12-months after diagnosis, the more likely they were to experience

dangerous cardiovascular events.

Dr Martin Whyte, co-author of the study and Reader in Metabolic Medicine

at the University of Surrey, said: "The conventional wisdom has been to slowly

and steadily treat type 2 diabetes with diet and medicine dose-escalation over

years - the period over which it took people to reduce their sugar levels after

diagnosis was thought less important for major vascular protection. However,

our observational study suggests that getting blood levels under control

quickly - within the first 12 months after diagnosis - will significantly help

reduce cardiovascular events."

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that results in the level of sugar

in the blood becoming too high. The condition is linked to obesity or a family

history of Type 2 diabetes and can increase a person's risk of getting serious

health conditions.

The University of Surrey's study used Royal College of General

Practitioners' Research and Surveillance Centre database to perform a

comprehensive examination of glycaemic control achieved within the

first year of diagnosis and subsequent blood sugar level variability with

cardiovascular disease incidents.

The study has been published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity

and Metabolism.

End single use plastic

Billions of plastic pre-filled disposable insulin pens are distributed globally

every year, making a massive contribution to the environmental disaster

facing all of us. At the end of last year Novo Nordisk began a pilot project

called PenCycle, in Greater Manchester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Greater

Glasgow and Clyde, Users of Novo Nordisk's pre-filled FlexPen® and

FlexTouch® devices, will be able to recycle their empty pens by returning

them to local pharmacies in pre-paid mail boxes. The pens will be returned

to Denmark where the plastic will be recycled into a range of items, such as

chairs and lamps. By the end of 2022, it is expected that 1.1m pre-filled plastic

injection pen devices will have been recycled, with a potential to recycle over

3 million pen devices in 2023, preventing over 56 tonnes of plastic waste. It is

hoped the project will be rolled out nationwide.

Meanwhile Roche's brand Accu-Chek is following suit as low

environmental impact is now starting to be used in the marketing of newer

products. Consumers are being given information about how to dispose of

diabetic kit to ensure it is recycled and Roche Diabetes Care UK is currently

piloting a takeback scheme for recycling Tyvek lid seals to reduce landfill.

Users are being asked to request Tyvek returns envelope on 0800-731-2291.

To order them online CLICK HERE.

Fast and cal

count?

Many people have successfully

lost weight by having days when

they don't eat and now a year-long

Chinese study has suggested timerestricted

eating might be better

than just eating the same reduced

number of calories at normal

meal times.

A total of 139 otherwise healthy

people with BMIs between 28 and

45 were recruited. All of them were

told to stick to calorie-restricted

diets, with ranges of 1,500-1,800

kcal per day for men and 1,200-

1,500 kcal per day for women. To

see if fasting improved weight lost,

half the group were only allowed

to eat their calories between 8am

and 4pm and the others could

eat their measured calories when

they wanted.

At six months and 12 months,

the volunteers were checked for

weight change, body fat, BMI, blood

pressure, lean body mass, and other

metabolic risk factors. At one-year

follow-up, 118 people were still in

the study. Members of the fasting

group lost slightly more weight on

average than those in the nonfasting group

-8.0kg vs. 6.3kg, and

waist circumference decreased

by a mean of 9.4cm in the fasting

group versus 8.8cm in the nonfasting group.

The research team said these

differences were not statistically

significant, but it has been attacked

by other weight loss experts in

America. Kristina Varady professor

of nutrition at the University of

Illinois in Chicago said, "The main

benefit of time-restricted eating

is that you don't need to count

calories in order to lose weight.

Just by limiting the eating window

to eight hours per day, people

naturally cut out 300-500 calories

per day. That's why people like

[time-restricted eating] so much."

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