What if the root cause of type 2 diabetes is found in the gut rather than the pancreas?


There are 500 million people around the world suffering from type 2 diabetes. From monitoring blood sugar to taking insulin, diabetic patients are forced to take on a huge responsibility in managing their health. Fractyl, led by Co-Founder and CEO Harith Rajagopalan, has set out to change the way we treat Type 2 diabetes patients—by shifting the focus from the pancreas to the gut. Watch Harith’s 2017 TEDMED Hive Talk to learn more about how Fractyl’s minimally invasive devices and clinical procedures could help to reduce the massive physical and financial burdens of diabetes management that we face on both individual and societal levels.

Type 2 Diabetes – Combining A Vegetarian Diet With Aerobic Exercise Gives The Best Results

Anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is often advised to take in a healthful vegetarian diet. To a vegetarian eating plan, it is suggested they add aerobic exercise to improve their overall fitness. According to the journal Nutrients published in October 2016, the combination improves physical fitness and increases the calorie expenditure when compared with a typical diet and aerobic exercise.

Type 2 Diabetes – Is The Season of Conception Linked to Gestational Diabetes?

A new study from Adelaide University in South Australia and several other research facilities in Australia and The Netherlands shows a link between time of conception and the risk of developing Gestational diabetes. Their study, published in October 2016 in the British Medical Journal, compared the estimated time of conception in 60,306 pregnancies. They found mothers who conceived during the winter had the highest incidence of Gestational diabetes. Mothers conceiving in summer had the lowest risk.

Type 2 Diabetes – Looking For The Best Source of Carbohydrates in Breakfast Cereal

There are several things Type 2 diabetics should know about carbohydrates: not all foods containing carbohydrates are bad for you. Some are excellent sources of carbs. In any case, it is not like you should be avoiding carbs altogether because they are essential: your body primarily uses glucose for energy to drive the functioning of its systems. Body tissues rely on glucose more than any other nutrient to create cellular energy in the form of ATP. So carbohydrates are not to be avoided totally… even if you are a diabetic.

How Medical Alert Bands Are Helpful For Diabetes Patients

Wearing medical alert bands can speak for the patient in case he or she is unconscious. Or unable to communicate their illness to respondents, police officers, and medical personnel.

Type 2 Diabetes – Does Arsenic In Well Water Contribute to Gestational Diabetes?

Scientists in New Hampshire in the United States, have found a link between arsenic in private well water and Gestational, or pregnancy-related diabetes. Their study reported on in November 2016 in the journal Environmental Health, compared 1151 women enrolled in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study a total of 105 women, a little over 9 percent, had glucose intolerance, the cause of both Gestational and Type 2 diabetes, and 14 women, slightly over 1 percent, had overt Gestational diabetes.

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