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Letter from the Editor #673

If you have been a little behind on reading your emails you might not yet have seen the special edition that we sent out on the new SGLT2-Inhibitors now that the first in class drug has been approved for sale in the US. Since we first put this together I …

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Gmate iPhone 5 Smart Monitor

Gmate

Gmate iPhone 5 Smart Monitor  The Gmate® SMART meter is the only smartphone meter to connect directly to the new iPhone 5, without the need of a costly adapter. Features include: weighs less than 2 ounces; connects directly to the headphone jack; Gmate® SMART app available from the iTunes app …

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Promote Patient Health through Video Games

Recent studies used electronic media including an internet program, computer game and a video game, to examine behavior changes such as an increase in fruit or vegetable consumption, increase in physical activity, and improved disease states. An increase in physical activity, weight loss, a decrease in systolic blood pressure, and …

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Fish Oil May Not Stave off Atherosclerosis in Diabetes Patients

Patients with early type 2 diabetes who took insulin-glargine injections showed reductions in atherosclerosis measures, while those who took omega-3 capsules did not. The findings suggest that fish oil supplements do not provide protection against atherosclerosis progression and should not be recommended to patients for that purpose, researchers said. Diabetes …

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Positive Results for Next Once A Week GLP-1

Five studies show positive results for new GLP-1 drug dulaglutide…. Eli Lilly and Company announced positive top-line results of two additional Phase III AWARD trials for dulaglutide, an investigational, long-acting glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist being studied as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Primary efficacy endpoints of …

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New Pill in the Works for Type 1 Patients

Protein that lowers blood sugar may be new oral diabetic agent for type 1 patients…. Note: The following article was adapted from an original article, Insulin’s Little Helper: A New Pill for Type 1 Diabetes?, published on the Diabetes Mine site, April 10, 2013. SOGA, a protein that lowers blood glucose, …

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