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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....


Childhood TV Viewing Habits Carry Over to Adulthood

A long-term British study revealed that there are correlations between childhood TV viewing time and adult TV viewing time.... 


The Effectiveness of Different Diet Programs on Weight Loss

Weight loss outcomes are comparable among named diet programs.... 


Vagal Nerve Blockade for Obesity Treatment

Vagal nerve blockade might not be an effective therapy for obesity treatment.... 


Overall Dietary Quality in the U.S Remains Poor

Better dietary quality links to higher socioeconomic status.... 


Prediabetes Correlates with Greater Cancer Risk

The meta-analysis also showed risks for certain cancers increased 22% with a prediabetes diagnosis.... 


High BMI Increases Risk for Ten Cancers

Higher BMI increased individuals' risks for 10 common cancers, according to results of a population-based cohort study conducted in the UK....


Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Needs to Be Changed: Prediabetes=Diabetes

A long-term UK study revealed that in order to prevent poorer health outcomes, changes need to be made to the current way of diagnosing patients with type 2 diabetes.... 


FDA Approves Bupropion/Naltrexone (Contrave) for Obesity by Orexigen Therapeutics

The FDA first rejected the drug combination in February 2011, asking the company to conduct a cardiovascular-outcomes trial because of concerns about the CV safety profile of bupropion/naltrexone when used long-term in a population of overweight...


Glaucoma Drug Possible New Treatment for Diabetes

Methazolamide, proven in a study to be beneficial in diabetes treatment, could be the archetype for a new class of agents used to treat type 2 diabetes and related conditions.... 


Higher Ghrelin Levels May be Linked to Early Weight Regain after RYGB Surgery

But results from the longitudinal study also confirmed that improvements in insulin sensitivity were unaltered by weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.... 


Sleeve Gastrectomy Now a Common Choice for Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve gastrectomy is now a treatment option for patients with obesity to help reduce weight and manage diabetes....


Long-term Use of Sulfonylureas and the Risk of CVD

Diabetic women who use sulfonylureas for a long time could have a higher risk of developing CHD.... 



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