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Blood Glucose Control

Tattoo-Based Sensor Detects Glucose Levels

An ultra-thin, flexible sensor that sticks to the skin like a temporary tattoo can detect a person’s blood glucose levels… “The sensor represents the first example of an easy-to-wear flexible tattoo-based epidermal diagnostic device combining reverse iontophoretic extraction of interstitial glucose and an enzyme-based amperometric biosensor,” the researchers wrote. In …

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ACCORD Analysis Suggests Intensive Glucose Lowering May Reduce Ischemic Cardiovascular Events

Higher A1C target recommended for patients over 65 with comorbidities… A team of Canadian and American researchers have analyzed data from the ACCORD trial to investigate whether the intensive lowering of glucose concentrations affects the risk of ischemic heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers assessed 10,251 …

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Metformin Is Best Initial Oral Drug for Lowering Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients

Metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinedione, and DPP-4 inhibitors were compared to evaluate the effects on the time to subsequent treatment… There are many classes of oral drugs used for diabetes therapy, but there is a lack of evidence as to which drug is best for use as initial therapy. Most patients diagnosed …

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