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What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

Here is 3 that have nothing to do with "drugs" but could give some guidance in our ongoing Battle with the Beast when the results are in.

A study has been assessing the safety/effect of Diet Soft Drinks in Type 2’s.

Called SODAS – Study Of Drinks with Artificial Sweeteners.

Specifically looking for any detrimental effect to drinking artificial sweeteners as opposed to bottled water.

The study will compare blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function, blood pressure, insulin levels, weight… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All I know also about dark sodas, colas, either diet or regular, they damage the kidneys and when patients went on dialysis (I was a dialysis nurse), they were told to stop drinking dark sodas even diet ones, whetter they were diabetic or not. So dark sodas such as coke and pepsi and dr pepper even root beer, are all bad for the kidneys, the high amounts of phosphates damages the kidneys. Dietician told our patients to switch to diet soda if need be while they weaned themselves off of sodas, but not dark one, the darkest one allowed was gingerale, anything else that was not clear was prohibited. I will post a few articles I just looked up to back this up a bit :

Here is an excerpt from the above article : Carbonated beverage consumption has been linked with diabetes, hypertension, and kidney stones, all risk factors for chronic kidney disease. Cola beverages, in particular, contain phosphoric acid and have been associated with urinary changes that promote kidney stones. Now onto an article between diet and non diet sodas.

Here is an excerpt from this article : Increased risk of osteoporosis. Diet and regular cola is associated with bone mineral density loss in women, but not in men. The caffeine and phosphorus in cola might interfere with normal calcium absorption.

When Phosphorus increases in blood, Calcium levels drop, this triggers the PTH levels to go up. The PTH then goes and pulls calcium out of the bones to try and compensate, but this does not help and will cause a condition called Calciphylaxis. In other words Sodas are not good for our kidneys, add diabetes to the mix and kidneys take a real hit. Stay away from soda of any kind.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I remember seeing the initial information about the G7 a couple years back.

Looks like the Covid mess may have had something to do with the delay (or they ran into some kind of production problem or whatever).

I remember thinking I would wait until it came out to give CGM's a try but ultimately ended up doing some horsing around with the Libre (original version).

This pic was from the initial release - super tiny sensor for sure...

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:


Feels like we have been waiting for quite a while for the Dexcom G7 to be released. With the release date earmarked for end of 2021, that deadline is looming and now it’s looking more likely to be 1st quarter 2022.

What will Dexcom G7 look like
The new Dexcom device will be 60% smaller than the G6 and about the same size as the Libre 2. Libre 3 looks like will be smaller yet again.

Talking about Dexcom G7 Clinical Trials, there are several trials underway, but there’s no available public data as yet. There are studies ongoing in 13 states in the USA.

Dexcom G7 features and improvements
It is a complete overhaul for Dexcom with the G7. Moving in the direction of major competitor Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre with a disposable system that is an all in one transmitter and sensor. Once done, just peel it off and dispose of it. Also now looking to compete with the Libre for size. Previously Libre had the measure of Dexcom with a more subtle and sleek design. The G7 is supposedly 60% smaller than the G6.

Talking with the Dexcom engineers (we have some inside contacts) the G7 will still need support from a Dexcom overlay patch as there will still be plenty of catching on doors and coming loose while sweating and swimming. The 30 minute warm-up time will also please many Dexcom fans.

The MOBILE Study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated better glycemic control with the G7 in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It is interesting to see Type 2’s now being studied for CGM’s. This indicates a large market expansion to help improve glycemic control for people with Type 2.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi Graham- You are correct that there are currently no scientific studies with definitive answers yet. However, I have heard from a number of folks that diet soda with its artificially sweetened sugars disrupts the microbiome, which in turn can negatively impact blood sugar count together with a host of other problems. So, just a myth, perhaps, but after 30 years of drinking 3-4 bottles of diet coke per day. I went cold turkey about a week ago. Lets see whats happens.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I just hope they spruce up their app a bit. Update the GUI, merge their 2 apps into one and let me add comments to logged "events". Seeing previous days would also really help.

posted 3 months ago
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