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Stricter Glycemic Control after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Evaluated

Prospective study shows that maintenance of glucose levels in a liberal target range is safer and more beneficial than a tight target range after CABG...


FDA Accepts Filing of NDA for Empagliflozin/Metformin Fixed-dose Combination

The single pill could help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar more effectively….


Low Testosterone Increases Risk of Atherosclerosis for Men with Diabetes

Men with low testosterone have more than a 40% higher relative risk than men with normal testosterone...



Long-term Effects of Rapid Weight Loss vs. Gradual Weight Loss

No significant correlation found between rate of weight loss and rate of weight regain in obese patients...


Generation of Functional Human Pancreatic Beta Cells In Vitro

Harvard stem cell researchers have announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a condition that...


Exenatide a Noninsulin Addition for Patients Failing Basal Insulin

Exenatide twice daily shows similar glycemic control with weight loss and less hypoglycemia as compared to mealtime insulin...


Fried Food and Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Frequent consumption of fried foods pre-pregnancy increases a woman’s risk for gestational diabetes...


Lowered Insulin Requirements in Late Stage Pregnancy and Placental Complications

A fall in insulin dose requirement in patients with preexisting diabetes can lead to increased risk of placental dysfunction...


The Impact of Mediterranean Diets on Metabolic Syndrome

A supplemented Mediterranean diet can lead to metabolic syndrome reversal....


Grapefruit Juice May Affect Insulin Resistance

Drinking grapefruit juice daily can lead to weight loss and help control blood glucose...


Light Technology May Be Used to Control Type 2 Diabetes

Use of blue LED light activates sulfonylureas...


Blocking a Genetic Variant Associated with Type 2 Diabetes May Improve Insulin Secretion

Yohimbine, a α2A-adrenergic receptor agonist,


Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In an analysis using genetic data from over 25 different studies involving diabetes patients, researchers can find no causal association between higher vitamin D levels and lower diabetes risk...


Could a Lower Dose of Otelixizumab Preserve Beta-cell Function in Type 1?

Previous studies used higher doses of otelixizumab, an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, but also saw a reactivation of the Epstein Barr virus....


Longer Working Hours Associated with Higher Type 2 Incidence

Socioeconomic status plays a role in how strong the association is....


Gestational Weight Gain Associated with Infant Birth Weight in Type 1 Diabetes Mothers

Maternal weight gain is key to controlling infant birth weight....


Gastric Bypass Better than Gastric Band for Long-Term Results

Gastric bypass surgery shows better outcomes for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol level....


Increased Risk of Childhood Obesity in Girls Exposed to Gestational Diabetes

Girls whose mothers were also overweight or obese had an even higher risk....


Adding an SGLT2 to Insulin Improved Control

Adding an SGLT2 inhibitor to multiple daily doses of insulin improved glycemic control, benefited weight loss, lowered insulin doses, and no increase in hypoglycemia was seen...


Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Risk for Gestational Diabetes by 52%

Adherence to healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of gestational diabetes....


African-Americans More Likely to Have Amputations

Black Americans on Medicare are three times more likely than other patients to lose a leg to amputation because of complications with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease….


SGLT-2 Inhibitor May Reduce Blood Pressure for Type 2s

SGLT-2 inhibitor use in the management of glucose in type 2 diabetes could reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension....


Potential of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 1 Diabetes

Pilot study shows that an SGLT-2 inhibitor doses of 5-mg and 10-mg were associated with significant reductions in blood glucose and total daily insulin dose....


"Millennial" Age Group Concerned about Managing Their Diabetes

However, older diabetes patients have a more serious attitude towards their disease....


Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners May Induce Glucose Intolerance

Consumption of non-caloric artificial sweeteners seems to induce glucose intolerance in mice and humans by altering gut microbiota.... 


HbA1c Testing Frequency Matters

Quarterly HbA1c testing associated with better glycemic control.... 


GLP-1 Receptor Agonist a Treatment Option in Type 2 Patients with Renal Insufficiency

Phase 3 trial demonstrates the safety and efficacy of albiglutide in type 2 diabetes patients with renal impairment.... 


Low Carb Diet Improves Quality of Life for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Type 2 diabetes patients on a low-carb diet had improvements in physical function, pain reduction, and overall health after 12 months.... 


New GLP-1 Receptor Agonist as an Alternative to Insulin Glargine?

Dulaglutide shows efficacy in diabetes patients with poor glycemic control already taking multiple oral medications....


Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650, a GLP-1 Agonist, in Type 2 Diabetes

FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 High Baseline (HBL) study showed positive results when the continuous subcutaneous infusion of exenatide is


Best Insulin Regimen for Type 1's

For people with type 1 diabetes, long-acting insulin may be a better treatment choice than intermediate-acting insulin....


Gout Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Gout appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women.... 


Study of Identical Twins Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Clues

By studying identical twins, researchers have identified mechanisms that could be behind the development of type 2 diabetes.... 


Post-surgery Complications More Likely with Insulin-dependent Diabetes

Insulin-dependent diabetes patients were at an increased risk of post-surgery complications following lumbar fusion including death, sepsis, wound infection and 30-day readmission....


Link between Lean BMI and Mortality in Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients with a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 kg/m2 had the lowest mortality rate, while those in the 14.4 to 18.5 BMI range had an increased rate....


Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Be Needed for Heart Bypass

Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits.... 


EASD: Insulin Pumps Lower Mortality Rate 29% Compared to Multiple Injections in T1DM

And fatal cardiovascular disease risk is 43% lower for type 1 diabetes patients using insulin pumps over multiple daily injections.... 


EASD: Targeting the Adaptive Glycosuria Response of SGLT2 Inhibitors Could Help Weight Loss

Combining SGLT2 inhibitor treatment with strategies to maintain energy intake or curb appetite could be an avenue for weight loss....


EASD: Probiotic Use and Islet Autoimmunity in Young Children

Early probiotic supplementation may reduce the risk of islet autoimmunity in young children....


EASD: Non-albuminuric CKD in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Increasing

Researchers are unsure why the phenotype is increasing but suggest that more effective treatments may be contributing to the increase in non-albuminuric...



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Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650, a GLP-1 Agonist, in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted October 10, 2014
Adding an SGLT2 to Insulin Improved Control
Posted October 17, 2014
For Your Patients: Why Daily Movement Improves Your Brain Health (Part 2): Brain Hormone Changes
Posted October 17, 2014
Best Insulin Regimen for Type 1's
Posted October 10, 2014
New GLP-1 Receptor Agonist as an Alternative to Insulin Glargine?
Posted October 10, 2014
Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted October 17, 2014
EASD: Insulin Pumps Lower Mortality Rate 29% Compared to Multiple Injections in T1DM
Posted October 03, 2014
FDA Approves Once-Weekly GLP-1 Diabetes Treatment Regimen for T2DM
Posted September 25, 2014
Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #13: Control and Complications
Posted October 13, 2014
Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners May Induce Glucose Intolerance
Posted October 10, 2014


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