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1. Flavonoid foods lower risk of insulin, inflammation issues

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Foods with a high concentration of flavonoids are linked to lower levels of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation and higher levels of a protein that regulates blood glucose, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition. High insulin resistance is linked to type 2 diabetes. High-flavonoid foods and drinks include berries, chocolate, herbs, some vegetables, red grapes and wine. (08/25)

2. Jardiance once-daily tablets now available in U.S.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 28, 2014

The type 2 diabetes drug Jardiance is now available by prescription in the U.S. in 10 mg and 25 mg strengths, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Co. announced. Drug Store News (08/26)

3. Pomegranate juice may help manage blood glucose levels in diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 28, 2014

A recent study in Nutrition Research showed consuming a certain amount of pomegranate juice could result in a lower fasting glucose level for certain patients with type 2 diabetes. Researchers credited the results to the fruit's high level of antioxidants. NutraIngredients (08/25)

4. Hypertension self-care lowers BP in at-risk patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 28, 2014

Data on patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease or other major cardiovascular risks revealed those who underwent a hypertension self-management program attained lower mean systolic blood pressure levels at 12 months compared with those who received usual care. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. MedPage Today (free registration) (08/27)

5. Research ties gene mutation to higher diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

Individuals who carry a rare genetic variant of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma had a sevenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not carry the mutation, research showed. The results appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Healio (free registration) (08/26)

6. FDA clears 2 blood glucose monitors from Nipro

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

The FDA has cleared Nipro Diagnostics to market its True Metrix Pro and True Metrix self-monitoring blood glucose systems, which could be available commercially in the fourth quarter. The company said the devices use pre- and post-meal tags and allow patients to link blood glucose readings with noteworthy events to help them make improved decisions about diabetes management. Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The (08/25) Drug Store News (08/25)

7. Gestational diabetes exposure raises health risks in children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Children born to mothers who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy displayed reduced insulin sensitivity and were almost six times as likely to develop prediabetes or type 2 diabetes as those who were not exposed to the condition, a British study indicated. The results appear in Diabetologia. Daily Mail (London), The (08/26)

8. Eating breakfast may not bolster metabolism, study says

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

People who ate breakfast showed greater physical activity and more stable blood glucose readings, but did not have significant changes in metabolism at six weeks compared with those who skipped breakfast, research showed. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Daily Mail (London), The (08/25)

9. Obese men show higher diabetes risk regardless of metabolic health

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

A study in Diabetes Care revealed a persistent increase in diabetes risk among overweight and obese men despite being metabolically healthy. Researchers noted significantly higher disease odds in patients of any weight for each addition of baseline metabolic abnormalities. MedWire News (U.K.) (08/29)

10. Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

Let the American Diabetes Association help you answer some of the many questions your patients have at diagnosis. It all starts with a free booklet for you to give your patients with the information they need on day 1. The booklet also offers them the opportunity to enroll in a free, year-long program to get ongoing information, tools, recipes and support to help them manage and live well with diabetes. Help your patients get started. Order your free booklets today. Blank (04/22)

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