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Metformin is Safe for Over 1 Million More People with Type 2 Diabetes

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The FDA recently released a Drug Safety Communication announcing revisions to metformin’s label to expand use in people with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate kidney (renal) impairment. Previously, the FDA advised against using metformin (Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet, and Fortamet) in this group.

Bigfoot’s Artificial Pancreas Could Hit the Market by 2018

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There are several companies and groups of researchers racing to bring an artificial pancreas to market, be it one that automates insulin delivery or one that does this and provides glucagon, as well. One of the more intriguing entrants into this race is Bigfoot Biomedical, which grew out of a DIY artificial pancreas project created […]

Documenting ViaCyte’s Stem Cell Diabetes Trial

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ViaCyte, a leader in stem cell therapies for diabetes, is conducting this first human trial of its kind. And a husband/wife team is producing the first documentary of its kind. They are filming the trial results as they occur.

Study Highlights Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis After Bariatric Surgery

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People with Type 1 are not immune from obesity, and some turn to bariatric surgery. However, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that 25 percent of those with Type 1 who received this surgery suffered from moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) afterwards.

5 Tips to Combat the Stress of High Blood Sugar

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Top 5 tips to combat the mental stress that can accompany high blood sugars.

Wired – TII Diabetes Drug That Also Treats Obesity Could Make Billions

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Earlier this month, at the Endocrine Society’s annual conference in Boston, Danish pharma Novo Nordisk presented three years of data showing that their diabetes drug liraglutide helped obese and prediabetic patients lose weight without undue risk. Which is big, for a drug that’s been flagged for causing cancer.

Testosterone Treatment May Help Dieting Men Lose Fat, Fight Diabetes

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According to the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, 40 percent of men struggling with obesity have low testosterone. Researchers now believe that adding testosterone treatments to a dieting plan could increase fat reduction.

4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Management

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Podiatrists and vascular experts recently developed new diabetic foot management guidelines, according to a Medscape report. Recommendations focus on preventing and relieving major foot issues that can come with diabetes. Here are some highlights of what they recommended.

Electrical Current May Ease Neuropathy Pain

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One of the first devices to hit the market is Sensus, by NeuroMetrix. Available by prescription, it relies on external electrical stimulation of nerves and nerve pathways to lessen and control DPN pain in the feet and legs. The device is designed to wrap around the calf under your clothes, and is secured by a […]

Why You’re Doing Salad Wrong (And Six Ways to Make It Right)

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If I told you to close your eyes and imagine a dinner salad, what would you see? If you’re like many of my patients, “salad” brings up thoughts of dieting, deprivation, and yes — boredom. Truth is, if you’re doing salad the right way, it can actually become a staple you look upon as delicious […]

Nasal Glucagon Proves Effective in Latest Trial for TI

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Locemia Solutions has been developing an intranasal glucagon that offers the possibility of eliminating glucagon injections, and the company has announced a string of positive results in key safety trials for its product in 2015. The results of the most recent study, released in December 2015, showed that its intranasal glucagon could be used effectively […]

Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

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According to the WHO, the number of diabetes cases has nearly quadrupled over the last three decades. In 1980, the number of adults living with the condition worldwide was around 108 million; by 2014, it had increased to 422 million. While the report didn’t distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it noted that […]

WebMD – Fetus May Grow Too Fast in Obese or Diabetic Moms

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Doctors have long known that pregnant women who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have abnormally large babies. Now a new study suggests that this rapid fetal growth happens early in pregnancy.

How Can Salt Be Proven Toxic for Your Entire Body?

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Increased intake of salt can cause kidney, heart and brain problem, but could you have ever guessed, that too much salt can be harmful to your liver? It doesn’t directly affect the liver, but can cause some of the problems which will, later on, harm your liver. That’s why it’s important to know when you […]

diaTribe – What’s Coming in CGM Technology in 2016 and Beyond?

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Dexcom and Medtronic’s recent quarterly update calls shared new timing details on their latest continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products – our team listens to all these calls and we wanted to give you a “what’s what!” update. Read below for specifics on the CGM upgrades, which will improve the experience of wearing CGM on many […]

JDRF and Sanofi Attempt to Reshape Insulin Therapy

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JDRF and Sanofi have announced a $4.6 million, three-year initiative to expand development of insulins that require fewer injections and dermal patch-delivered insulin. In both cases, it’s hoped that the insulin delivered will be able to respond automatically to changes in blood sugar levels and other body metabolism signals.

Study Sheds Light On Sleep Apnea And Glycemic Control For Diabetics

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People with both type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might not experience improved glycemic control when using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according to new findings published by the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Nasal Glucagon Proves Effective in Latest Trial

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Anyone who has had to inject glucagon during a crisis would gladly reach for something easier to use, if it were available, but only if that alternative were just as effective in staving off hypoglycemia. Locemia Solutions has been developing an intranasal glucagon that offers the possibility of eliminating glucagon injections, and the company has […]

ASweetLife – The Road to a TI Diabetes Cure: Encapsulation Research Update

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As with all type 1 diabetes cure research, a solution to the particular problem of encapsulation is elusive and still years (decades?) away. But despite the long timeline and the many hurdles still to be crossed before this material could potentially be used in a clinical setting, Vegas’s enthusiasm for the project is palpable.

NPR – That Cabernet Might Not Be Good For Your Health After All

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The evidence that alcohol has any benefit on longevity or heart health is thin, says Dr. Timothy Naimi, a physician and epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center.

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