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Evaluation of Cellphone Application that Records Readings from Glucometer

Having a notebook to record blood glucose readings is something of the past...


The Relationship between Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency with Gestational Diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to serious health conditions in gestational diabetes patients...


The Impact of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists on Weight Reduction

GLP-1 agonists have additional benefits for type 2 diabetes besides lower blood glucose...



Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Weight Loss Prevent Cancer in Older Women

Vitamin D supplementation in combination with weight loss is linked to significant reduction in interleukin 6 levels...


Offspring Born to Controlled Diabetes Mothers Performed Better At School

Study found a negative correlation between maternal A1c in pregnancy and primary school grades...


Longer Sleep Duration Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

People who sleep 9 or more hours per night are associated with higher risk of incident diabetes according a recent study...


Bariatric Surgery More Likely Than Lifestyle Intervention to Induce Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Results from a three-year study show surgical intervention is superior to intensive lifestyle intervention in achieving meaningful, lasting glycemic control in type 2 diabetes...


Higher Risk of Disordered Eating Behavior Follows Young Women with Type 1 Diabetes into Adulthood

The risk of eating disorders and disordered eating behavior is higher for female adolescents with type 1 diabetes than their non-diabetic counterparts, and remains higher well into adulthood...


New Evidence Suggests Pioglitazone Reduces Dementia Risk 42%

And the longer the pioglitazone treatment the lower the risk for developing dementia....


Diet That Mimics Fasting Appears to Slow Aging

Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans....


Can the Insulin Patch Become a Reality?

A "smart" insulin patch mimicking the actions of the pancreas has been tested in mice....


Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors May Have More to Offer Than You Think

Men with type 2 diabetes being treated for ED may be getting some cardioprotective effects as well....


Good Fat, Bad Fat, Red Fat, Blue Fat

The new Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report supports getting rid of the total daily fat limit, but notes that individuals should focus on consuming more unsaturated fats....


Knowledge + Change = Reversal of Diabetes

Patients who learn of their status and alter their lifestyle may be able to reverse their disease...


Protein in Blood Useful for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 (GPC1) present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer....


Gut Bacteria: Akkermansia Muciniphila Can Improve Metabolic Health

Studies in mice showed that A. muciniphila can lower body fat mass, improve glucose homoeostasis, decrease adipose tissue inflammation and increase gut integrity...


Effects of Metformin and Lifestyle Modification in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Together with lifestyle modification, metformin lowered BMI and subcutaneous fat, and improved menstruation cycles...


Mushroom Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine Causes Weight Loss

Ganoderma lucidum slowed weight gain by altering bacteria in mice....


Replacing Sugary Drinks with Unsweetened Beverages Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

The amount of sugary drinks consumed can have an impact on type 2 diabetes risk...


Published Results Confirm Weight Loss with Saxenda

Overweight and obese patients taking liraglutide (Saxenda) lost more weight than those on placebo...


Important Advances in Type 1 Diabetes Research

JDRF-funded studies on development of artificial pancreas, encapsulated islet cell therapies, and kidney preservation presented at 2015 ADA Scientific Sessions….


Do Supplements Help Diabetes Vision?

Protection of visual function may signal disruption of mechanisms underlying diabetic retinopathy (DR)...


Does Exercise Really Help Those with Type 2 Diabetes?

New analysis suggests either aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size, more...


Liraglutide Reducing Postprandial Hyperglycemia Using Closed Loop System

Once-daily injection of liraglutide in closed-loop setting effective in decreasing postprandial hyperglycemia, hyperglucagonemia and insulin requirements….


Physical Activity Decreasing Risk of Comorbidities?

Exercise inversely correlated with HbA1c, diabetic ketoacidosis, BMI, and dyslipidemia in type 1 patients....


Sulfonylureas Increasing Lipids for Type 2 Diabetes Patients?

In the study, sulfonylureas correlated with a significant increase in levels of free fatty acids….


Time-Updated HbA1c Increases Risk of Heart Attack

Researchers found risk for myocardial infarction per 1% in higher HbA1c levels….


Combination Insulin Degludec, Liraglutide Bested Insulin Glargine

Once-daily, single-injection treatment lowered HbA1c levels, decreased body weight and reduced risk for hypoglycemia in type 2 patients...


Focused Care Improves Control Without Hypoglycemia Risk

Wearing a CGM on type 2 patients for 3 months improved control...


Can an SGLT-2 Inhibitor Be Used in Type 1 Diabetes?

Case series details association between sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and serious side effect of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)….


The Affordable Care Act and Diabetes: Is There an Impact?

Increased access to healthcare can be beneficial to Medicaid recipients in expansion states...


Checking the Scale Every Day Does Not Have to be a Bad Thing

Daily weight changes may motivate individuals to maintain a healthier lifestyle...


Risk of Early Death Tied to Episodes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Type 1 diabetes patients had a 30% higher risk of dying within six years after more than four hospitalizations for diabetic ketoacidosis...


Second Tuberculosis Vaccine Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Underway

A clinical trial to investigate whether repeated injections of the tuberculosis vaccine bacille Calmette-GuĂ©rin holds promise…


TECOS Trial: No CVD Risks or Heart Failure with Sitagliptin in High-Risk Diabetic Patients

No significant difference in incidence of infections, cancer, renal failure, or severe hypoglycemia...


Triple Therapy Improves Glycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

Combination of insulin, a GLP-1 receptor agonist and an SGLT-2 inhibitor effective, includes DKA risk…


Partners and Spouses Have Double Diabetes Risk

Spouses or live-in partners of people newly diagnosed with diabetes twice as likely to develop diabetes…


Investigational Drug ITCA 650, a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist, on the Way

Drug shows a significant reduction in HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes…


Lilly Insulin: A Better Alternative than Lantus?

Peglispro allows slow insulin absorption, but associated with injection site reaction and increased ALT and triglycerides…


No Association Between Sulfonylurea Use and Cardiovascular Mortality

Sulfonylureas not associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction and stroke in a meta-analysis of 47 randomized clinical trials…



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