Navigation Links
ESC statement on the control of type 2 diabetes
Date:12/19/2008

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 16 December 2008 has found that those with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than those on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fibre.

The study gives further weight to the lifestyle advice currently recommended for the control of diabetes, says Professor Lars Ryden (Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden), ESC Spokesperson for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, who adds: "Treatment of type 2 diabetes should always be initiated with structured life-style advice. This is clearly highlighted in the ESC/EASD Guidelines for diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Results from the JAMA study suggest that such advice may be as effective as some drug interventions

"The JAMA study also shows that a well balanced diet will improve not only blood glucose tolerance but also blood lipid levels, which are of great importance in decreasing cardiovascular complications. If drugs are still needed in these circumstances, their dose and number may be lower.

"Subjects with type 2 diabetes should also be aware that it is important to avoid excess weight, and the diet described in the study may help achieve this goal."

Speaking specifically about the study Professor Joep Perk (Oskarshamn District Hospital, Sweden), an ESC spokesperson on the subject of cardiovascular prevention, said that the study was of relatively short duration (six months) in 210 patients; a diet high in low-glycemic foods resulted in a modest decrease in HbA1c levels when compared to a high-cereal fibre diet.

"The main finding of the study a significant increase of HDL levels and a greater reduction in the LDL/HDL ratio - may provide the rationale for long-term interventional studies. However, in the absence of these studies it is still premature to change the current practice of dietary counseling for type 2 diabetes patients," said Professor Perk.


'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-8627
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
2. An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction
3. AMERIGROUP Files Shelf Registration Statement
4. American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement on FDA Report to Congress About Labeling Information on Indoor Tanning Devices
5. CU Statement on FDA Position on Mercury From Fish Consumption
6. Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming
7. Statement of Peter H. Cressy, President, Distilled Spirits Council, Regarding the Monitoring the Future Survey on Underage Drinking
8. GlaxoSmithKline Statement on FDA Advisory Committee Vote on Use of Asthma Medicines Containing Long-Acting Beta-Agonists
9. Catholic Health Association Statement on the Naming of Tom Daschle and Jeanne Lambrew to Health Leadership Positions in President-Elect Obamas Administration
10. Pelosi Statement on Obama Nomination of Tom Daschle as Secretary of HHS
11. AHIP Statement on Daschle Nomination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... ... the eve of Autism Awareness Month, representatives from Organic Consumers Association, National Health ... Focus For Health Foundation, A Voice for Choice, Moms Across America, Freedom and ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... This morning, more than 275 ... their support for an independent Vaccine Safety Commission. Five of the signers of ... will hold a press conference at 9:00 AM Friday, March 31 at ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Professional Squash ... has enlisted New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency as ... opportunities for the Professional Squash Association (PSA), which includes first-time ever title sponsorship, ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... ... Youth Futures International (YFI) premiered its Serve, Learn, & Empower program in ... who have participated in the program every summer. The 2017 Serve, Learn, & ... enrollment. Visit http://www.ghana.yfiexperience.org to learn more. , “I have sent my ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Louisiana (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... in three Hours at a Walgreens store in Mississippi. AngioGenesis Labs, makers of ... Walgreens Stores in two southeastern states. Ingredients in HeartBoost, an over the counter ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC ("Maxor"), ... has named Leah Bailey as General Counsel.  Bailey ... the company. With more than 13 years ... years focused on health care, Bailey joins the Maxor ... Prime, Bailey advised the PBM, Specialty, and Mail Order ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released the ... out-of-pocket spending: According to ... average amount spent out-of-pocket for drugs continues to decline, ... down from 23% in 2006. Rising ... problem. Health plans don,t have unlimited funds to pay ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Ablation ... offering. ... ablation device global market is expected to grow at high single ... Ablation is the minimally invasive therapeutic tissue excision procedure used for ... to the removal of abnormally conducting cardiac tissue in atrial fibrillation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: