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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.... 


Effects of Metformin on Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin seems to have positive effects on body composition, insulin sensitivity, and glucose homeostasis in patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.... 


Coffee a Prediabetes Risk Factor for Young Adult Patients with Hypertension

Slow caffeine metabolizers who drink more than three cups a day have the highest risk.... 


The Effect of Maternal Hyperglycemia on Childhood Adiposity

Daughters exposed to maternal hyperglycemia will have a higher risk of childhood adiposity.... 


Variants in PPARG Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

About one in every 1,000 individuals carries a variant in PPARG, which is treatable with tailored pharmacotherapy.... 


Low Carb Beats Low Fat

For weight loss and CV risk, cutting down the carbs was more effective than limiting fat intake in a randomized trial.... 


No Cancer Link to Actos Long Term

A 10-year analysis of patients with type 2 diabetes treated with pioglitazone (Actos) found no statistically significant increased risk of bladder cancer, either with any exposure or for long duration of use....


New Lipid Guidelines Lead to Modest Increase in Statin Use

The contentious American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines, which stirred controversy when unveiled last year, more accurately matched statin assignment to plaque burden compared with older guidance, leading to a...


Diabetes Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Adults with diabetes are at increased risk of subsequent new-onset atrial fibrillation – and the younger the age at diabetes onset, the greater the likelihood of developing the arrhythmia.... 


Lifestyle Counseling Cuts Heart Risks

U.S Preventive Services Task Force has shown that counseling makes a difference.... 


Breakfast Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children who reported eating a high fiber, cereal breakfast also had lower insulin resistance....


Abbott Announces Approval of Its New Unique Continuous Glucose Monitor

FreeStyle® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose sensing technology for people with diabetes, eliminates finger sticks....


Sugar Substance Reduces HDL

Scientists have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance, methylglyoxal.... 



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