April 10, 2017

New issue highlights sleep apnea and diabetes, blood glucose testing and carbohydrate levels

The new issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes (CJD) is arriving in the second week of April. The CJD is Canada’s only peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for diabetes health-care professionals. It highlights some of the best diabetes research in Canada and around the world.

The April edition includes:

Children with type 1 diabetes are reluctant to self-monitor their blood glucose levels – This study from McMaster University looks at the effectiveness of children with diabetes using a computerized self-management tool offering a video game as an incentive. The results showed this as a promising option to encourage children to self-monitor more often. 

Patients with sleep apnea had an increased risk for diabetes – This study from the En Chu Kong Hospital examined how sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes are related. While sleep apnea is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes; however, type 2 diabetes does not predict the development of sleep apnea.

Low carb diets may be more satisfying to adults with type 2 diabetes than either low-GI or high-GI diets – A study from the University of Toronto was done with subjects in 3 different diet categories: high carbohydrate/high glycemic index (high-GI), high-carbohydrate/low-glycemic-index (low-GI), and lower-carbohydrate/high-monounsaturated-fat (low carb) diets. The results showed that each diet had different pros and cons with respect to gastrointestinal and other symptoms. Quality of life however, was not significantly impacted.

Embargoed copies of all research papers from this issue are available to media by request.

To subscribe to the Canadian Journal of Diabetes visit: canadianjournalofdiabetes.com

About Diabetes Canada

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  • Educational programs and support services;
  • Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

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