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Oral Insulin May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

In the Pre-POINT pilot study, five of six children who were at extremely high risk of developing type 1 diabetes and who received a high dose of oral insulin had a protective immune response, and the insulin did not cause hypoglycemia...


Preventing Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Controlling factors such as HbA1c, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking can all help to reduce risk...


Statin Therapy Associated with 46% Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new study, statin therapy may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by decreasing insulin sensitivity and secretion...



Dapagliflozin and Its Effects on Glycemia and Cardiovascular Risk

Dapagliflozin could be used effectively in patients with type 2 diabetes, CVD, and hypertension, according to a new study....


Tolerance to Metformin through the Use of Gastrointestinal Microbiome

Gastrointestinal microbiome modulator may help alleviate the side effects of metformin and improve glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes...


Relationship between Consumption of Protein, Carbs and Long-Term Weight Gain

Significant interactions between changes in different protein foods, carbohydrate, and glycemic load and weight changes were observed in a new study...


Benefits of a Community Pharmacy-based Intervention Program for People at Risk for T2D

The outcome of a 12-month prevention program conducted in 42 community pharmacies...


Exercise Therapy for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Some positive effects seen but no decrease in pain intensity was observed....


New Findings on Sports-related Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The study suggests that there is a high-benefit to low-risk nature with sports activity in middle age, since the portion of sports-associated SCA is relatively small...


Psychological Stressors during Childhood Associated with Higher Risk for T1

SLE (Stressful Life Events) experienced by child during first 14 years of life associated with higher risk of diabetes...


HBV Vaccine Unaffected by Type 2 Diabetes

But vaccine still recommended for diabetes patients due to increased risk of disease...


Maternal Diabetes and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring

Early screening in mothers with diabetes may be help to reduce ASD risk in children...


FDA Panel Recommends New CV Safety Warnings on Onglyza and Nesina DPP-4s

Updated label information recommendation is in light of completed cardiovascular-outcomes studies...


Task Force Weighs Evidence on Diabetes Screenings

USPSTF researchers find that screening for diabetes did not improve mortality rates after 10 years of follow-up but treatment of IFG or IGT was associated with delayed progression to type 2 diabetes….


Increase in Inflammation Linked to High Traffic Pollution for Those on Insulin

Two-year study finds markedly increased C-reactive protein compared to those living in lower traffic areas...


Hyperglycemia Contributors in Newly Diagnosed T2 Patients

Should initial pharmacotherapy target basal glucose (BG) or postprandial glucose (PPG)?...


Two Eggs a Day Shows Some Benefit for T2D Patients

Diet satiety improved (with less boredom), no significant change detected in HDL...


Watching Television Increases Risk of T2D

The lower the level of sedentary time, the lower the risk of developing diabetes...


Being Overweight Associated with Decreased Dementia Risk

Risks shown to increase for middle-aged patients as BMI decreases...


Four Keys to Improving Medication Adherence Among the Diabetic Elderly

Greater supply, mail order pharmacy use, lower copays, lower out-of-pocket expense shown effective….


Toe-brachial Pressure Index and Toe BP Predict Recurrent CV Events in T2DM

Major vascular disease is correlated with low TBI, not ABI...


Facebook, Skype May Improve Diabetes Control for T1DM Patients on Pump Therapy

Patient interaction with doctors via social media found as effective as regular visits...


Risk of Retinopathy in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic Patients

DR prevalence of DR higher in T1s; T2s have the major burden....


Alcohol Consumption and Its Effects on Insulin Sensitivity and Glycemic Status

Study finds type 2 risk in nondiabetic patients decreased...


Combination of a DPP-4 and an SGLT-2 for Type 2’s

New treatment strategies have focused on both dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors, and SGLT-2’s....


Portion Control Plates Don’t Reduce Calories for Overweight Teen Girls

Diet education for these teens should be "clear, simple, repeated, and interesting"….


Why Do Patients on TZD's Gain Weight?

According to a new study, TZDs activates sensors on a brain cells that increase hunger….


Intranasal Glucagon for Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

The therapy, aimed at caregivers, could provide a better treatment choice and easier administration to a patient...


Web-based Decision Support Program to Improve Diabetes Control

Program helps aid primary care physicians in the management of patients with diabetes using individualized therapy….


The Dual Role of Sitagliptin in Improving Cognitive Function and Glycemic Control

Study conducted in mice has shown that sitagliptin might offer beneficial effects in reversing cognitive impairment...


New Cholesterol Medications Lower Cholesterol More Effectively Than Statins

Evulocumab and alirocumab inhibit PCSK9, a protein responsible for cholesterol regulation, decreases cholesterol levels….


MiniMed 640G Insulin Pump System Mimics Healthy Pancreas

The newly developed insulin pump system for type 1 diabetes patients is not yet available in the U.S….


The Gut's Role When Using Metformin

New study sheds light on how metformin works to lower blood glucose...


New Legislation Could Improve Access to Diabetes Education

H.R. 1726 bill, known as The Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015, would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to recognize credentialed diabetes educators as providers of diabetes education services, including telehealth...


High Amount of High-fat Dairy Foods May Decrease Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Consumption of high-fat yogurt and cheese linked to reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth...


GLP-1 Levels Lower in Those Exposed to Diabetes in Utero

Adult offspring of mothers who had GDM or type 1 diabetes during pregnancy showed lower levels of fasting GLP-1 and weakened glucagon suppression...


Glyburide Used for Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk of Birth Complications

Complications seen in the study included respiratory distress, high birth weight, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and hypoglycemia...


A Novel Scale May Indicate Glycemic Progression to Type 1 Diabetes

Certain changes in blood glucose levels over six months could indicate the onset of type 1 diabetes….


Type 2 Diabetes and Other Diseases Risk Related to Increase in Artificial Light?

Lask of natural light said to disrupt circadian rhythms...


Women Retain Insulin Sensitivity Better than Men

Protein activity in female muscles said more efficient...



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A Potential New Type 2 Diabetes Indicator
Posted April 02, 2015
Glyburide Used for Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk of Birth Complications
Posted April 02, 2015
A Third Treatment Option in Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes
Posted April 02, 2015
Gastric Electrical Stimulation an Alternative to Insulin Injections?
Posted April 02, 2015
A Novel Scale May Indicate Glycemic Progression to Type 1 Diabetes
Posted April 02, 2015
Women Retain Insulin Sensitivity Better than Men
Posted April 02, 2015
Artificial Pancreas Software Algorithm Receives Approval in Europe
Posted April 02, 2015
Glycemic Control and Medications in T2DM Elderly with Dementia
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HbA1c and OGTT Performance in Prediabetic Obese Adolescents
Posted April 02, 2015
Type 2 Diabetes and Other Diseases Risk Related to Increase in Artificial Light?
Posted April 02, 2015


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