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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...


EASD: Effects of Nitric Oxide on Insulin Clearance and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Higher levels of hypothalamic nitric oxide could lead to less insulin clearance and more lipogenesis....


EASD: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and the Risk of Falling on Stairs

Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are more likely to experience a fall during stair walking.... 


EASD: Type 2 Diabetes plus Ischemic Heart Disease Can Predict Mortality

Long-term mortality of patients with ischemic heart disease is independently predicted by diabetes....


Exercise May Not Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk as Much in People with Increased Genetic Risk

"An interaction of genetic risk with physical activity on incident type 2 diabetes that appears to be driven principally through genetic risk to insulin resistance."... 


Liraglutide (Victoza) Provides Good Control with Less Hypoglycemia for MODY

Besides sulfonylureas, GLP-1RA can also be a treatment option for HNF1A diabetic patients....


No Mortality Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes with Tight Glycemic Control

No effect of tight glycemic control on mortality or major cardiovascular events in long-term follow-up of the ADVANCE trial.... 


Update: Islet Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Promising trial showed safe restoration of near-normoglycemia in type 1 diabetes....


Standing Desks Could Combat Childhood Obesity

Changing the type of desks students use in schools could impact the health of our nation....


FDA Approves Once-Weekly GLP-1 Diabetes Treatment Regimen for T2DM

Dulaglutide (Trulicity) is approved as a once-weekly injection for the treatment of type 2 diabetes....


No Risk Seen of CHF with Incretin-Based Drugs in T2DM

A large study in the UK looked at the long-term effects of GLP-1 and DPP-4 therapy on patients' risk of congestive heart failure....


Best Glycemic Control for T2DM Attained with GLP-1 Agonist + Insulin

Using a GLP-1 agonist with insulin may be the most effective therapy combination for lowering HbA1c in type 2 diabetes patients....


Effect of Low HDL Cholesterol on Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Low HDL increases the risk of heart disease but does it also increase the risk of cancer?...


EASD: Additional Benefits of Nitric Oxide in Diabetes Management

Nitric oxide helped modulate hepatic lipid metabolism in addition to decreasing insulin clearance in a study....


FDA Approves an Eye Drug for Diabetic Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Eylea (aflibercept) which may improve vision for patients with diabetes....


EASD: Fatty Dairy May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Eating a lot of higher fat dairy products seemed to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes development by up to 23%.... 


BEGIN YOUNG 1 Trial: Tresiba (Insulin Degludec) Effective and Safe for Children and Young Adults

Tresiba, in combination with insulin aspart, effectively improved long-term glycemic control....


EASD: Higher Levels of IL-13 Could Improve Beta Cells Survival

IL-13, a cytokine produced by activated Th-2 lymphocytes, is involved in several stages of beta cell maturation and differentiation....


The Correlation between TV Content and Overeating

What kind of content is viewed can affect the amount and type of food eaten....


Can Gut Bacteria Manipulate Eating Behavior?

Researchers believe that microbes may influence our decisions by releasing signaling molecules into our gut.... 


Positive Clinical Data Reported for Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) Procedure in Reducing BG

DMR procedure could improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients....


Optimal A1c for Detecting Diabetes in Early Pregnancy

An HbA1c higher than 5.9% was a more accurate indicator for diabetes in pregnant patients.... 


Statins May Protect against Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

Complications that can lead to blindness, nerve damage, and kidney damage could be reduced by taking statins.... 


High-salt Diet and High HBA1c May Increase Cardiovascular Disease

A synergistic effect may exist between HbA1c level and dietary sodium intake for the development of CVD.... 


Weight Loss Lowers Health Care Costs for Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Overweight diabetic patients who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of around $600 per year.... 


Fibrates Can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2's

This study showed that fenofibrate was very effective in lowering total, LDL, non-HDL cholesterol significantly in female diabetic patients compared to male patients.... 


Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients Treated Successfully with Spinal Cord Stimulation

A clinical trial showed that SCS provided pain relief in patients with PDPN.... 


LX4211 Improved Glucose Control without Dose-Increasing Glucosuria in Type 2 Diabetes

In patients with type 2 diabetes, LX4211 produced greater dose-ranging effects on HbA1c than on glucosuria.... 


Diabetic Coronary Atherosclerosis Regression Seen with High-Intensity Statin Therapy

High-intensity statin therapy altered the progressive nature of coronary atheroma in diabetic and nondiabetic patients....



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