The hottest Diabetes Substack posts right now

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Unsettled Science β€’ 675 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. FDA approved an over-the-counter glucose monitor, making it easier for people to track blood sugar levels, important for weight loss and managing diabetes
  2. Labrador retrievers with a specific gene mutation struggle with obesity, showing lower metabolic rate and greater hunger, shedding light on genetic factors affecting weight
  3. FDA permitted a qualified health claim that yogurt 'may' prevent type 2 diabetes, based on limited scientific evidence, raising concerns about potential health risks of promoting foods high in added sugars
Ground Truths β€’ 7742 implied HN points β€’ 24 Sep 23
  1. The expanding GLP-1 drug family shows potential for treating obesity with new triple agonist drugs.
  2. Clinical trials with G-agonists reveal reductions in major cardiovascular events and heart failure symptoms.
  3. GLP-1 drugs have shown promise in treating early type 1 diabetes, cognitive function, alcohol use disorder, and more.
Asimov Press β€’ 251 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jan 24
  1. Applying the Five Whys technique helps to identify the root cause of complex problems effectively.
  2. Investigating and understanding the root cause of diseases like diabetes requires in-depth research and methodology.
  3. In science, it's crucial to focus on finding root causes in biology and medicine to advance our understanding of complex diseases.
Ground Truths β€’ 1181 implied HN points β€’ 21 Aug 23
  1. New reports show long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on health at the 2-year mark.
  2. Severe COVID-19 cases lead to worse outcomes and long-term impact compared to mild cases.
  3. Long COVID remains a significant concern, with uncertain long-term health implications like autoimmune diseases and atherosclerosis.
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Are You Okay? β€’ 439 implied HN points β€’ 24 Nov 23
  1. Mounjaro and Ozempic are medications for treating type 2 diabetes; Mounjaro also has a version for obesity, Zepbound. Both types of drugs improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood sugar levels, and promote weight loss.
  2. Forgetfulness about simple things like names of familiar items could be a part of normal aging rather than a sign of dementia. However, if there are persistent concerns, it's best to consult a healthcare provider.
  3. Maintaining a balanced lifestyle with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and realistic expectations is essential for the effective use of medications like Mounjaro, Ozempic, and related drugs.
American Inequality β€’ 393 implied HN points β€’ 15 Nov 23
  1. Diabetes is a significant health issue affecting millions of Americans.
  2. Systemic inequalities contribute to the prevalence of diabetes, especially in minority and low-income communities.
  3. Improving access to healthcare, addressing cultural competency, and promoting healthy nutrition can help in preventing and managing diabetes.
The Frontier Psychiatrists β€’ 353 implied HN points β€’ 21 Apr 23
  1. Obesity can be considered an illness, impacted by factors like medications, lifestyle changes, and health conditions.
  2. Medical treatments like semaglutide (Ozempic) can help improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity and related conditions like diabetes.
  3. It's important to consider the risks of inaction in managing obesity and related health issues, alongside the risks of treatments, with a focus on improving quality of life.
Diabetes Buster β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jun 23
  1. Fruits help address root causes of diabetes like inflammation and insulin resistance.
  2. Eating fruit helps control blood sugar levels and maintain normal insulin levels for the long term.
  3. Incorporating a variety of fruits in your diet reduces diabetes-related health problems like heart issues and kidney health.
philsiarri β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 06 Mar 24
  1. FDA authorized the first over-the-counter continuous glucose monitor (CGM), Dexcom Stelo Glucose Biosensor System, for individuals 18 and older not using insulin.
  2. The CGM system aims to help users understand the effects of diet and exercise on blood sugar levels, providing glucose readings every 15 minutes with sensors lasting up to 15 days.
  3. The FDA clearance for this device emphasizes increased health equity by making health monitoring more accessible, although some side effects like skin irritation and pain have been reported.
Diabetes Buster β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 09 Apr 23
  1. When you have diabetes, it's important to address root causes like poor gut health, inflammation, and insulin resistance.
  2. Don't rely solely on blood sugar levels to assess insulin resistance; consider the time and insulin your body uses to process blood sugar.
  3. A1C and regular blood sugar tests may not assess the time and insulin needed to process a specific amount of blood sugar.