August 01, 2017

The new issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes (CJD) is arriving this week. 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. This issue’s theme is bariatric surgery and looks at some of the latest findings on this important topic.

The August edition includes:

Diabetes Distress, Depression and Glycemic Control in a Canadian-Based Specialty Care Setting - This study from the University of Toronto was done to determine the rates of diabetes distress and depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results showed only an estimated 25 per cent of emotionally affected patients were identified in clinical practice. Early recognition of distress should be a fundamental point of care and will allow health-care teams to be better positioned to assist patients.

Early Metabolic Improvement after Bariatric Surgery: The First Steps Toward Remission of Type 2 Diabetes – This study from the Université de Sherbrooke investigated bariatric surgery procedures as the most effective therapeutic model to induce long-term remission of type 2 diabetes. Evidence shows that weight-loss-independent mechanisms are rapidly taking place after bariatric surgery, leading to health improvements.

The Gut Microbiota as a Mediator of Metabolic Benefits after Bariatric Surgery - This study from the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute investigated the link between gut microbiota and metabolic health after bariatric surgery, which include major changes in gut microbial communities. This change is thought to be involved in the rapid improvements in glycemic control and marked weight loss over the long term.

Impact of Egg Consumption on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and at Risk for Developing Diabetes - This study from the University of Alberta investigated the relationship between egg consumption and the risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Results suggest that consumption of 6 to 12 eggs per week, in the context of a diet that is consistent with guidelines on cardiovascular health promotion, has no adverse effect on major CVD risk factors in individuals at risk for developing diabetes or with type 2 diabetes.

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
Diabetes Canada is the registered national charity that helps the 11 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes live healthy lives, and educates those at risk. In communities across Canada, Diabetes Canada:

  • offers educational programs and support services;
  • develops resources to health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • advocates with those affected by diabetes to governments, schools and workplaces; and,
  • funds research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Krista Lamb
Communications Manager
Canadian Diabetes Association
Phone: 416-408-7088
krista.lamb@diabetes.ca