Diabetes Mellitus

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 60 million people with diabetes in the European Region. ©iStock/

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

By Will Chu from Amsterdam

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

'...this can be a first line therapy to women with impaired glucose control during pregnancy.' ©iStock

Preloaded: Medical macro-nutrients show diabetic benefits

By Lynda Searby

The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend is effective in controlling...

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Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

By RJ Whitehead

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s first clean-label, low-GI “diabetic” white...

High-protein breakfast key for people with Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast is key for diabetics

By Nicholas Robinson

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

“Newer treatments are required to complement and enhance the efficacy of existing diabetic regimen,

Two studies hail resveratrol type 2 diabetes potential

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India.

Researchers analysed 235 global rice grains for GI levels

Rice gene discovery opens doors for low-GI products

By Kacey Culliney

Research has identified the key gene that determines the glycemic index (GI) of rice, opening up opportunities to develop low-GI rice and rice-based products to reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, according to the researchers.

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