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Larger BMI Lowers Mortality for Diabetes Patients

In another example of the "obesity paradox," a long-term study of 10,568 type 2 diabetes patients found that participants who were overweight were 13% less likely to die than participants who had normal BMI’s or were obese. The researchers speculated that being overweight may help type 2 diabetes patients avoid …

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Quitting Smoking Deteriorates Diabetes Control

According to new research, type 2 diabetes patients who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycemic control which could last up to three years. They examined the primary care records of 10,692 adult smokers with T2DM over six years to investigate whether or not quitting …

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Type 2 Diabetes Screening Doesn’t Lower Mortality Rates

After 10 years of follow-up, type 2 diabetes screening is not associated with improved mortality rates. The investigators conducted a systematic literature review using data from Cochrane databases and MEDLINE, and relevant studies from previous task force reviews. Screening for diabetes correlated with no 10-year mortality benefit versus no screening …

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Combo Drug Glyxambi Now Available – One Pill, One Co-pay

Combo Drug Glyxambi is a combination of empagliflozin and linagliptin in a tablet form for adults with type 2 diabetes. Both empagliflozin, an SGLT-2, and linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, are already on the market separately. Glyxambi’s main benefit is combining two different diabetes drugs into a single pill (in this …

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Diabetes Patients Face Higher Health Cost and Reduced Life Span

A study in Diabetes Care found fewer life years and greater health care expenses linked to diabetes. For individuals with diabetes, the predicted life expectancy had an inverted U-shape for most BMI classifications, with overweight individuals having the highest life years lost. Higher lifelong health costs were seen in whites and …

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Curbing Atrial Fibrillation with Weight Loss in Obese People

Australian researchers found a higher odds of eliminating symptoms of atrial fibrillation in obese patients who lost at least 10% of their body weight without undergoing surgery or medication than in those who failed to lose weight. The findings were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. — Journal …

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