Adding an intensive lifestyle intervention to usual care slightly improves glycemic control but substantially reduces the need for glucose-lowering medication among patients with non–insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, suggest trial results published as a preliminary communication in JAMA.
The opening named lecture of the conference – the Rank Nutrition lecture – was presented this year by Nita Forouhi, from the University of Cambridge, who gave an overview of the often contradictory evidence linking diet to diabetes risk.
Arena et al. present supporting evidence for physical activity in the amelioration of type 2 diabetes and propose a novel approach to address the challenge of improving lifestyle behaviors in this review.
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Resistance training was shown to improve glycemic control and muscle strength in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and, with high intensity, can be a strategy to treat patients with sarcopenia associated with aging.
Lee J et al. Diabetes Ther 2017;8:459–473. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0258-3
The authors provide a comprehensive summary of translations of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in workplaces and offer an insight into its effectiveness in this setting. Interventions not based on the DPP are also discussed.
Hafez D et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 9. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0840-0