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The Impact of Insulin Use and Mortality from Breast Cancer in Women with Diabetes

Insulin use for more than three years associated with increased risk of disease...


Hypoglycemia Can Increase Mortality at 12 Months with Diabetic Patients

Low glucose events requiring emergency services differs according to diabetes type...


FDA Approves First PCSK9 Inhibitor

Indication given for heterozygous HF and secondary prevention...



The Outcome of Modified Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Patients

Blood glucose showed significant decrease months after procedure...


Mortality Rates in Type 2 Patients Exposed to Glargine

Impact of long-term use of medication on cardiovascular events studied...


How Diabetes Affects Lymphatic Vessels

Low levels of nitric oxide lead to leaky, porous lymphatic vessels...


Eating a Wider Variety of Food Can Improve Diabetes Symptoms

Gut microbiome plays a role in a variety of diseases including diabetes...


One More Attempt At A Non-invasive Glucometer

Laser technology being developed by Glucosense Diagnostic, Ltd. could end the need for finger sticking...


Inhaled Cannabis Reduces Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

Recent study has shown that inhaled cannabis has a dose-dependent reduction in pain intensity...


Skipping Breakfast Can Be Hazardous Especially For Those With Diabetes

More and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the "most important meal of the day," not eating until lunch...


Men With Erectile Dysfunction Should Be Tested For Diabetes

1 in 10 men between the ages of 40 and 59 reporting ED had undiagnosed diabetes in a recent study...


Stem Cells Reduce A1c

Rexlemestrocel-L (mesoblast) can reduce A1c after a single intravenous infusion...


Bromocriptine for High Dose Insulin Therapy Type 2 Patients

Treatment can decrease amount of total daily insulin dose due to insulin sensitizer properties...


Liver Disease Affects Metformin Metabolism

Increased diabetes drug exposure may increase risk of adverse reactions in type 2 patients with NASH...


Diabetes Drug May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

Glitazone antidiabetes drugs found to decrease incidence of disease…


Two Gene Mutations Identified in Increased Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Mutations in the ankyrin-B gene cause fat cells to soak up more glucose, setting the stage for obesity and insulin resistance...


The Effectiveness of Combination Treatment with Insulin and Sitagliptin in T2 Patients

Patients on therapy may see increased reduction in HbA1c, lower BP, lower lipid values….


Impact of Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Rise in cerebral blood flow studied as cause of fatigue during physical activity...


The Outcome of DPP-4 Inhibitors in Type 2 Patients on Hemodialysis

Decreased chance of hypoglycemic event and greater safety profile shown in use of this therapy...


Inhaled Formoterol May Be Useful in Preventing Hypoglycemia

Study finds that beta 2 adrenergic receptor (AR) agonist formoterol may prevent hypoglycemia by reducing the effect of insulin....


Telemonitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Might Lead to More Death

Study finds higher mortality incidence in telemedical monitoring group compared with standard outpatient-monitoring group...


Ultrasound May Accelerate Diabetic Skin Ulcer Healing

Treatment transmits vibration through the skin, activates cells and stimulates the healing process...


New Drug Prevents Hyperkalemia Associated with Treatment for Chronic Diabetic Kidney Disease

Patiromer can normalize moderate hyperkalemia, lower potassium levels in as little as 4 weeks...


Metformin During Pregnancy Does Not Lower Infant Birth Weight

Study finds diabetes drug does not prevent macrosomia when given to obese women during pregnancy....


Ancestral Diets Can Determine Vulnerability to Type 2 Diabetes

In a 12-year study with over 50 generations, rats who had undernourished ancestors were found to be more susceptible to diabetes and other metabolic diseases...


Early Diabetic Responders Benefit More

The way that type 2 diabetics respond to initial treatment could predict the long term effectiveness of their treatment regimen...


Type 2 Diabetes Has Adverse Effects on Memory and Learning Abilities in Older Adults

Scores of the diabetes patients decreased by an additional 12 percent during the two-year period...


Fat Fish Illuminate Human Obesity

Binge-eating cavefish share mutated gene with some obese people.


Genetic Variation May Determine Anti-Diabetic Drugs Response

Investigators are targeting individualized diabetes therapy using the genetic approach…


Two Biomarkers That Link to Severe Heart Disease and Insulin Resistance

Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) cholesterol and fructosamine are associated with severe heart disease in women….


DPP-4 Inhibitors and Type 2 Elderly Patients

In a study, older patients taking Januvia reduced their A1c's without an increased risk of hypoglycemia....


Long-term Glucose Variability and Cognitive Function in Older Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Visit-to-visit glucose variability may play a key role in cognitive function in type 2 diabetic patients....


Obese Have Low Chance of Recovering Normal Body Weight

Current weight management programmes focused on dieting and exercise may not be effective in tackling obesity at population level....


Spousal Support Critical for Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Mental Illness

Researchers analyzing social networks found that type 2 diabetic patients with mental illness had smaller social networks...


GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Reduce Bone Loss During Weight Loss

A new study shows liraglutide mitigates the bone loss common with low calorie diets...


Newer Plastic Chemicals May Not Be Safer Than the Older Ones

Link between phthalates found in plastic and insulin resistance, hypertension...


Metformin May Increase Mortality in Advanced CKD among Type 2 Patients

Recent study reported a significant increase in all-cause mortality associated with the use of metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes...


What Does Twitter's Hashtag "#Diabetes" Tells Us about Public Health?

Researchers have looked at #diabetes and two measures of Twitter engagement to better understand how health information can spread on social media...


The Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Education Before Ramadan

Educating patients about diabetes management during Ramadan can potentially increase health outcomes...


Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Patient's Perspective

Incorporating blood glucose testing into a diabetic life may not be as easy as it seems...



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2015 Most Popular Articles:

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Patient's Perspective
Posted July 10, 2015
The Impact of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists on Weight Reduction
Posted July 10, 2015
Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Weight Loss Prevent Cancer in Older Women
Posted July 10, 2015
Diet That Mimics Fasting Appears to Slow Aging
Posted July 03, 2015
GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Reduce Bone Loss During Weight Loss
Posted July 17, 2015
Evaluation of Cellphone Application that Records Readings from Glucometer
Posted July 10, 2015
Metformin May Increase Mortality in Advanced CKD among Type 2 Patients
Posted July 10, 2015
Ancestral Diets Can Determine Vulnerability to Type 2 Diabetes
Posted July 17, 2015
Can the Insulin Patch Become a Reality?
Posted July 03, 2015
New Evidence Suggests Pioglitazone Reduces Dementia Risk 42%
Posted July 03, 2015


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