American Diabetes Association researchers have announced about a new study concerning the diabetes and loosing weight. The study shows that a meal containing soy, yogurt, and honey can replace a protein-rich meal can help losing weight for patients that suffer from diabetes type 2.
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Significant changes were seen at 12 weeks in the various study outcomes measured:
Average insulin dose decreased from 147 to 65 units per day (p<0.0001).
Weight decreased an average of 23 pounds (9%, p<0.0001).
Average HbA1c, which is an overall measure of how well blood sugar is controlled, decreased from 8.8% to 8.1% (p=0.048).
Fasting glucose, which is a measure of blood sugar after an eight-hour fast, decreased an average of 27.6 mg/dL (p=0.027).
BMI decreased an average of 2.6 kg/m2 (p<0.0001).
Average waist and hip circumferences decreased 2.8 inches (p=0.0003) and 1.3 inches (p=0.035), respectively.
Triglycerides decreased an average of 70.3 mg/dL (p=0.0001) while HDL-cholesterol increased 2.2 mg/dL (p=0.049).
While the formal study with Almased ended after 12 weeks, investigators followed up with patients after one and a half years. Four patients who continued to use Almased reported additional decreases in insulin doses, HbA1c, and weight. Two of these patients were able to stop insulin injections completely. The long-term use among some patients points to the ease of incorporating Almased into a daily dietary routine suitable for people with type 2 diabetes. A larger study of more than 300 patients is underway in Germany to confirm the findings of this pilot study. Both of these studies are sponsored by Almased-Wellness-GmbH.