Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors commonly used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes may also reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases in these patients, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (commonly called DPP-4 inhibitors) such as linagliptin (Tradjenta), saxagliptin (Onglza), and sitagliptin (Januvia) are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Patients taking insulin, or with pre-existing systemic autoimmune diseases, HIV or cancer were excluded. Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases were defined with two or more diagnosis codes that were seven or more days apart and one or more prescriptions for disease-specific immunosuppressive drugs or steroids. Scientists at an Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence have discovered a new mechanism regulating the immune response that can leave a person susceptible to autoimmune diseases. Females can mount more powerful immune responses than males, but the flip side of this enhanced protection against infections is a greater risk for autoimmune disorders.
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Routine medical follow up is recommended to help reduce the risk of diabetic complications. The most common complications of diabetes include diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, and large vessel damage leading to heart disease. Retinopathy (eye disease): chronically elevated blood sugars can lead to damage to the small vessels in the retina. Neuropathy (nerve disease): chronically elevated blood sugars can lead to damage to large vessels in the extremities as well as to nerves in the feet. Nephropathy (Kidney disease): chronically elevated blood sugars may cause damage to small vessels in the kidney resulting in decreasing kidney function.
Heart Disease: chronically elevated blood sugars can lead to large vessel damage throughout the body as well as the small vessel damage discussed above.
Consistent follow up for diabetes and working closely with your doctor to obtain adequate control of diabetes (a1c less than 7, average blood sugar less than 150) can help to prevent the severe complications discussed. Smoking Cessation: Smoking does not worsen diabetic blood sugar control but does contribute significantly to blood vessel damage thereby increasing the risk for diabetic complications.
Aspirin therapy: A daily baby aspirin (81mg) can help to reduce risk for heart attack and stroke in diabetics over age 50 and is generally recommended. Blood Pressure Control: Because diabetes is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, guidelines for the control of other cardiovascular risk factors are more stringent for diabetic patients. Type II Diabetes and Diet - Exercise recommendations would be the same as those recommended in the section on hypertension. You’ve probably heard people say their waistline is just right, they are just too short. Sources of high glycemic response foods are processed refined grains and sugars such as most baked goods, processed cereals, soft drinks and candy. NeoLife’s New Shakes and GR2 Control Program is a simple convenient way for you to reduce your risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. When you properly follow the NeoLife GR2 Control Program with either GR2 Protein or one of the NEW NeoLife Shakes the program is scientifically proven to work! Join the NeoLife Club today and try NeoLife Shake and GR2 Control at my cost (25% off) as long as you consistently order. Maintaining our health is so important because it will affect either negatively or positively all other aspects of our lives.

Yes, if we are struggling with health problems how can we focus on other aspects of our life in a productive way. Wow Pat, this is great information for those out there struggling with weight and blood sugar issues. So glad to hear you are taking steps to eat healthier especially since diabetes is in your family. In promoting healthy diet, the diabetic patient needs to minimize the intake of foods high in carbohydrates, sugar fats and cholesterol.
Due to its fiber and fructose found in Kiwi fruits, the glycemic index is extremely low (53). It contains Inositol necessary for controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics.A  It enhances the sensitivity of insulin in the human body which can lead to higher absorption of glucose into the cell that lessens the sugar in the blood stream. It has the ability of protecting DNA from oxygen related damage because Kiwi is high in phytonutrients.
Rich in polyphenols, and potassium, which may function individually to protect the blood vessels and heart.
Based on tradition, foods of the African Heritage revolve around flavor including many herbs, spices, and homemade sauces.
Researchers recently studied how often people with type 2 diabetes taking a DPP-4 inhibitor developed autoimmune diseases—such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and multiple sclerosis—when compared to those not taking one. Kim's team compared two mutually exclusive groups: 58,275 patients with type 2 diabetes starting DPP4i combination therapy with patients with type 2 diabetes starting non-DPP4i combination therapy. Potential confounders such as age, sex, co-existing conditions, diabetes-related factors, medications, and health care utilization were controlled for in the analysis. Kim's team found that patients with type 2 diabetes who were starting a DPP-4 inhibitor appear to be at a lower risk of developing RA or other autoimmune diseases compared to those starting non-DPP4i drugs.
Thyroid diseases, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease are some examples.
When you visit with your doctor for evaluation of diabetes a blood test known as a hemoglobin a1c will often be evaluated. Metabolic Syndrome is a health challenge you want to avoid that is described by a cluster of risk factors associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
Yes, height can influence you waistline but even a 6 foot tall woman like my 22 year old granddaughter should not have a waistline over 35 inches.
He wore a waist size 32 when he was in high school; later went to a size 34 and is now back to size 32.
High glycemic response foods can be used for energy immediately but if there is an overload they will be stored as fat. When insulin is too high (high blood sugar) your body senses that too much energy is available so it shuts down fat used for energy.
The apples give you immediate energy as a carb allowing the energy from the eggs as a protein to be used for longer term energy.
I’m glad you found the info in this article helpful for those who are struggling with weight and blood sugar issues.
The growing waistline is a very common event as we grow older yet it can be reduced with proper food choices and staying active. Recently when I took my senior citizen Mom to a series of doctors for second opinions related to her arthritis, they all insisted on a blood sugar test. It is on the rise but can usually be avoided with a common sense lifestyle and proper nutrition. I used to struggle with low blood sugar but since getting involved in NeoLife, my nutritional supplement company I have very seldom had a problem.
Two years ago when I was age 68, I dedicated time and knowledge to seriously doing just that. It is interesting how sometimes it takes a health scare to get us on track as far as how we take care of what we eat and our physical fitness. Actually I no longer have that 24 inch waistline I used to have either but in the last year and half I’ve gotten it back in line with a 70 year old grandma within 4 to 5 inches of the 24.

The need to be cautious in taking medication and following the strict regulation of blood sugar plus weight regulation is a burden for those clients.
Kamna Desai a nutritionist said that, diabetics can have fruits provided that fruits must be consumed in a limited quantity.
The weight of type 2 patients need to be regulated so that their diabetes will also controlled. Though researchers are not yet certain which specific compounds that give a protective antioxidant capacity, they are convinced that with the help of these varieties of flavonoids and carotenoids act as antioxidant, these phytonutrients in kiwi may be responsible for this DNA protection. This guide will tell you how I manage to lower my blood sugar level in 3 weeks by doing 4 main things. Although the overall incidence rate of RA or other autoimmune diseases was low (approximately one in 1,000), patients taking DPP4i combination therapy appeared to be 34 percent less likely to develop RA and 27 percent less likely to develop the other autoimmune diseases. When this happens day after day, month after month and year after year your body really has no choice but to gain weight.
You will experience either a drop in blood sugar or a spike that causes too much insulin to be produced. Yet, in excess, it can damage the circulatory system, dehydrate vital tissue, cause damage associated with diabetes and sabotage weight loss efforts. This method helps people use the calories wisely for energy rather than storing them as fat.
I would like to suggest you go through my 10 Day Challenge to Better Health to set you on your journey. I think I'm doing okay according to the criteria you listed at the top, but my waistline is certainly a good 4-inches greater than when I was in high school. One thing I have experienced is that I have had to reduce the amount I eat at each snack and meal time.
The results were normal and I only figured it out when I read an article in the leading local newspaper about the rise of Diabetes amongst the population and especially the elderly, and yes, it does not necessarily have to be hereditary. More than likely people would not think you are sick if you were back within a few inches of high school days! It is characterized with high blood sugar level because pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cell is resistant to the insulin.
They are probably thinking how they can enjoy the sweetness of fruits if they have diabetes? Subgroup analysis comparing DPP4i to sulfonylurea showed similarly protective effect of DPP4i on autoimmune diseases, but not comparing DPP4i versus thiazolidinediones.
It also prevents them from getting hungry for a longer period of time as well as keeping their blood sugar more stable. Just this morning I was thinking about that… your article is a great motivation for change – thanks, Pat! I have a touch of arthritis but take vitamin C, Calcium and Salmon Oil Plus to help keep it manageable. Many people have used the NeoLife GR2 technology to accomplish keeping their glucose levels under control. Now I understand why…keep sharing these health tips, they may just save someones life one day. They are formulated to use the protein sparing formula which keeps a more stable glycemic response. Because of this alarming rate of death that increase every year, they recommend population-wide approaches to promote healthy diet and regular physical activity, thereby reducing the growing global problem of overweight and obesity. In addition you will find many good tips by going through my Free 10 day challenge to better health.

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