Novo Nordisk’s New Insulin Tresiba to Take on Lantus in 2016


Novo Nordisk’s insulin degludec injection, known by the brand name Tresiba, met with FDA approval in late September. It is expected to be available to patients with a doctor’s prescription in the first few months of 2016, according to Novo Nordisk’s chief medical officer for North America, Dr. Todd Hobbs.

Type1 Diabetes: Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them


For people with diabetes, fear can be especially dangerous. Make no mistake, this disease is scary. Both type 1s and type 2s face an array of worrying side effects, both from the condition itself and from the ways we have to treat it.

Viagra May Help Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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Researchers from Vanderbilt University say sildenafil can improve insulin sensitivity by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), which enables increased blood flow, muscle relaxation and vasodilation – or the dilation of blood vessels. The drug can also help the uptake of glucose from the bloodsteam by muscle, which lowers levels of circulating glucose.

Scientists Remove Bitter Aftertaste From Stevia


Stevia, a popular plant-based, zero-calorie sweetener has received a makeover from Cornell University scientists – one that will probably make the supplement more popular. Researchers were able to remove one of stevia’s molecules that is responsible for the sweetener’s bitter aftertaste – a turn-off for many people.

Potassium Can Prevent Heart Problems in Diabetics


A diet rich in potassium may help to prevent cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Can Trip You Up

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A new study has shown that adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are at greater risk of falling during day-to-day activities; this is because they are more likely to have impaired balance.

Huffpost – Nutrition Experts Answer the Most Common Questions About Diets and Eating Healthy


For the most part, basic nutrition is pretty straightforward, but the fact that we’re constantly bombarded with different diet theories and varying research results quickly and constantly clouds what we think we know and often makes us second guess our choices.

diaTribe – Congress and the Medicare CGM Access Act


As of today, 31 Senators (31% of total Senators) and 157 House members (36% of total) have cosponsored the 2015 Medicare CGM Access Act, solid progress since the bill was reintroduced in March. However, over 50% of Congressional and Senate Diabetes Caucus members have yet to co-sponsor the bill.

Can Red Wine Help Prevent Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes?


A recent two-year study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that drinking moderate amounts of red wine with dinner could improve cholesterol in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Alas, the same effects were not seen for those drinking white wine or water.

DiaTribe – 415 Million People Now Have Diabetes Globally


The International Diabetes Federation released today the 7th Diabetes Atlas, a major research endeavor highlighting the global burden of diabetes. The main takeaways? Globally, 415 million people now have diabetes – that’s one in eleven adults, up from one in 160 (!) in 1985 when only 30 million people globally had diabetes. By 2040, it’s […]

Low Carb vs. High Carb – My Surprising 24-day Diabetes Diet Battle


What I learned from doubling my carb intake: the same average blood sugar, but four times as much hypoglycemia, more work, stress, & danger.

Homemade Meals Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes


If you eat meals that are mostly prepared at home, you may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Could Formoterol be the New Glucagon?


A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that inhaled formoterol has the potential to help treat hypoglycemia in people with Type 1 diabetes.

Lack Of Sleep (Or Too Much Of It) Raises Diabetes Risk For Older Women


Middle-aged and older women who regularly get less than six hours sleep a night are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research just published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Assn. for the Study of Diabetes. But the news gets worse: Those who do manage to add two hours […]

To Use or Not to Use SGLT-2 Inhibitors


The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) organized a gathering of U.S. and international diabetes physicians, scientists, and other experts to conduct a rigorous examination of potential issues surrounding SGLT2i

What’s Next for Google in Diabetes? New CEO Dr. Andy Conrad Provides a Glimpse

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Our team – how lucky we are! – just attended the 2015 Texas FreshAIR biotech conference, where we heard from Google Life Sciences CEO Dr. Andy Conrad on all things Google, including the company’s effort to improve healthcare through new sensors and better data analytics.

ASweetLife – The Most Vital Areas in Diabetes Research Today

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Do you ever wonder what gets a scientist’s blood pumping? What about diabetes research excites her? What makes her want to work harder to find that cure? Look no further! As a researcher working toward a cure for diabetes, I present you with my top 5 list.

diaTribe – 23andMe Gets FDA Approval for New Genetic Health Reports


In exciting news, the personal genetics company 23andMe announced today the launch of its new “Personal Genome Service,” which has now received formal FDA approval.

Insulin Nation – U.S. Pays Much More Than UK for Insulin


A new study finds that people with diabetes in the U.S. are paying between 5.7 times and 7.5 times more than those in the UK for two popular insulins and a rare drug to treat diabetic retinopathy. U.S. consumers absorb this higher cost despite often not being the first in line to have access to […]

New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often


In a move sure to befuddle women — and anger some breast cancer survivors — the American Cancer Society has issued new guidelines saying less screening for breast cancer is better than more.

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