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ADA: Sulfonylureas Along with TZDs May Increase Risk for Fractures in Diabetes

A large database analysis has found that two oral diabetes drug classes, thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and sulfonylureas, both increase the risk for fractures when compared with metformin.... 


Weight Loss Surgery More Successful Than Usual Care in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic patients who received bariatric surgery saw greater weight loss and fewer macrovascular and microvascular complications than those treated with usual care.... 


One in 10 American Adults is Diabetic; 1 in 4 is Unaware

The United States has 3 million more diabetic patients today than in 2010.... 



Tapentadol-ER for the Treatment of Diabetes Associated Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN)

The FDA recently approved tapentadol-ER (Nucynta ER) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.... 


High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Latino Populations Associated with Low Frequency Variant in HNF1A

HNF1A is also the gene responsible for (maturity onset diabetes of the young type 3 (MODY3), a rare monogenic cause of diabetes....


ADA: The Bionic Pancreas

Type 1 diabetes patients have better control of their blood sugar levels with an artificial pancreas.... 


ADA: Another Inhaled Insulin Treatment for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes May Be Coming Soon

The technosphere insulin inhalation powder (TI) is a non-invasive insulin inhalant that is used to help decrease blood glucose following meals in both type 1 and 2 diabetes patients....


ADA: Hepatitis B Vaccine Shows Some Benefits in Preventing Diabetes

  Study subjects who had the hepatitis B vaccination had an 81% reduction in diabetes risk....


Metformin Has Major Benefits for African Americans

African Americans with type 2 diabetes respond better to metformin's glucose lowering effects....


ADA: New HbA1c Target of 7.5% for Type 1 Children and Older Adults

Recent scientific evidence and better tools to monitor for hypoglycemia helped establish the new position statement.... 


ADA: Bionic Pancreas Effective in Reducing Glucose Over Multiple Days

An automated "bionic" pancreas that incorporates glucagon as well as insulin has shown improved blood glucose for five consecutive days in a study of patients with type 1 diabetes....


ADA: The New Lipid Guidelines, Do They Work for Diabetes?

Some diabetes experts have expressed concerns about recent national guidelines on lipid management, criticizing a lack of LDL cholesterol targets and little direction for management with drugs beyond statins.... 


ADA: Inhaled Insulin, Will It Pass Muster?

Even if the FDA approves Technosphere Insulin Inhalation Powder (TI) in the US, will it get recommended?...


ADA: Depression Predicts Type 1 Diabetes Death

Depression has been linked with worse survival in a 20-year observational study of patients with type 1 diabetes.... 


ADA: Lantus Losing Its Superiority to Newer Treatments

Diabetes patients stand to benefit from two experimental insulin therapies that could eventually replace Sanofi's global leader Lantus, according to results from large clinical trials.... 


ADA: New Combination Diabetes Drug Effective After 1 Year Study

A Novo Nordisk drug, IDegLira which combines its long-acting insulin degludec with its type 2 diabetes treatment Victoza, maintained superior blood sugar reduction after one year.... 


ADA: Diabetes Prevention Program 15 Years Later

Findings suggest clinicians can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes "over a very long period of time"....


ADA: LDL Doesn't Predict Heart Risk in Diabetes

LDL cholesterol wasn't a good predictor of cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes, but the total cholesterol-to-HDL ratio appeared more reliable, an observational study showed.... 


ADA: Prediabetes Intervention Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Treatment of prediabetes and prevention of type 2 diabetes reduces cardiovascular risk.... 


ADA: New Instrument Validated for Diabetes Distress

Second study shows depressive symptoms can predict mortality in adults with type 1 diabetes....


ADA: Canola Oil Reduces Heart Risk in Diabetes

Adding canola oil to the diet improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes. And in another study, an overall healthier diet reduced risk of developing diabetes....


Bariatric Surgery Has Better Outcomes after 15 Years

Bariatric surgery comes out ahead with greater weight loss, diabetes remission and less CVD complications than standard medical care.... 


Adding Insulin as the Second Treatment for Type 2's May Increase Risk of Death

Among diabetes patients receiving metformin, the addition of insulin compared with a sulfonylurea was associated with an increased risk of nonfatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause death.... 


Blood Pressure Therapies May Be Causing Serious Eye Conditions

Early studies are showing that the use of vasodilators to lower BP may be related to development of early-stage age-related macular degeneration....


Diabetes Often Times Overlooked after Heart Attack

At least ten percent of people who have a heart attack may also have undiagnosed diabetes.... 


Skipping Breakfast Acceptable for Weight Loss

A randomized controlled trial found that skipping breakfast may not be a barrier to weight loss.... 


Small Drops in eGFR May Predict Kidney Outcomes

Declines in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) smaller than those that currently attract clinical attention may help predict the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).... 


Higher Risk of Excess Weight in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

With already increased risk of weight gain in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, certain traits in these children can also be markers for even higher weight gain.... 


Can SGLT-2 Inhibitors Offer a Better Approach in Type 2 Diabetes?

Available studies to date looking at the benefits of using SGLT-2 inhibitors have shown positive results....


Improved Quality of Life with Ranolazine

Patients with diabetes and stable angina may reap the benefits of ranolazine.... 


Increased Platelet Activation leads to CV Risk in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes

Adolescents with type 2 diabetes are at risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease early on in life.... 


A Two-fold Increase Risk of Death in Mothers Who Have a Child with PCOS

A daughter's poor health may lead to an increased risk in their parent's health.... 


FDA Approves the First-Ever Nasal Testosterone Treatment Natesto

Natesto is the first-ever testosterone replacement therapy administered via intranasal.... 


Which Comes First: Heart Attacks or Diabetes?

Ten percent of patients were newly diagnosed with diabetes while being treated for their heart attack.... 


Teens at Greater Risk of Insulin Resistance When They Get Less Sleep

Teens who under-slept by an hour a night were more likely to be heavier, have a larger weight circumference, and to have greater insulin resistance.... 


Better Weight-loss Results Seen with Gene-based Diets

An experimental gene-based diet helped a group of slimming volunteers increase their weight loss by a third.... 


Intensive Lifestyle Changes Bring Better Outcomes

Overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients who followed an intensive lifestyle intervention had a lower risk of incident depression and attained better physical function than those who received diabetes support and education.... 


New Insulin Combo Degludec Reduces Hypo's in Poorly Controlled Diabetes

Insulin degludec/insulin aspart does better than biphasic insulin aspart 30 in type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with other regimens.... 


Eating White Bread Can Increase Risk for Obesity by 40%

Just 2 or more servings a day can pack on the pounds.... 


FDA Approves New Sugar Substitute Advantame

A high-intensity sweetener developed by Japanese food and chemical corporation, Ajinomoto, Advantame is about 20,000 times sweeter than sucrose....



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