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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked with Colorectal Cancer

A longer duration of obesity also increased risk of colorectal cancer for diabetic patients… Dutch researchers have assessed the risk of colorectal cancer associated with type 2 diabetes, as compared with a nondiabetic reference population. They conducted an observational population-based cohort study within the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1987–2012). All …

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Sulfonylureas, Insulin, and Metformin Cancer Risks for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Can metformin reduce the risk of cancer for those with type 2 diabetes?… In previous studies, metformin has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer in type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis showed a 34% reduction in the incidence of any cancer and a 33% reduction in cancer mortality; …

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Phentermine and Topirimate ER (Qsymia) Studied for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Diabetic patients can lose weight with medication specific for weight loss... In two randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled studies, the safety and efficacy of treatment with phentermine (PHEN) and topiramate ER (TPM ER) (Qsymia) plus lifestyle for weight loss and glycemic benefits were measured. The studies included obese/overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. …

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New Predictors of Type 2 Diabetes in Native Americans

According to a published study seven metabolites can predict the risk of type 2 diabetes in Native American patients… Using these metabolites improved risk prediction beyond established methods of predicting diabetes risk, including BMI, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance. Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD, of the Tulane University School of Public …

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