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New Type of Diabetes Drug Performs Well in Phase 3 Trial

Imeglimin is the first in a new class of oral antidiabetic agents, the glimins. Imeglimin decreases hepatic glucose production, increases muscle glucose uptake, and improves pancreatic glucose-dependent insulin secretion. The drug performed well in combination with metformin in its latest trial. Read more

Turning 26 Poses Dangers for Young Americans with Type 1

Many young Americans with type 1 diabetes rely on their parents’ health insurance to cover the costs of insulin. Insulin’s price in the us has tripled from 2002 to 2013, and from 2012 to 2016, its average annual cost increased from $3,200 to $5,900. This means that young people who turn 26 and are no […]

Gastric Bypass Beneficial for Adolescents

Researchers have found that the benefits of gastric bypass surgery may be even greater for adolescents with diabetes and obesity than they are for adults. The study findings report that adolescents were 27% more likely than adults to have remission of diabetes after the surgery, and also showed greater reduction in hypertension than adults did. […]

Risk of Heart Failure with Diabetes Greater for Women

The fact that diabetes can contribute to heart failure has long been known, but new research suggests that the risk is much greater for women than for men. The researchers found that type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared to men, and type 2 diabetes was […]

New Research on the Safety of Artificial Sweeteners

Sugar substitutes are relied on for sweetening food and drink by many people with diabetes, but previous studies have raised concerns about artificial sweeteners and their possible carcinogenic effects. A new study compares sugar sweetened beverages to artificially sweetened ones to assess whether artificial sweeteners really can increase risk of death. Read more

Managing Weight, Lipids Helps Prevent Type 1 Complications

More intensive management of risk factors such as hypertension, excess weight and lipid profile in people with type 1 diabetes is beneficial in reducing type 1 diabetes complications, and may be as important as blood sugar control. Read more

Prediabetes Progression is Not Inevitable

Only 13% of participants in a recent study of patients with elevated blood sugar readings at study start went on to develop diabetes. 64% remained in prediabetes or dropped to normal blood glucose levels without medication, through making lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

New research has found that the vaccine given to invents to prevent the common childhood ailment rotavirus may also protect them against developing type 1 diabetes. Scientists have theorized for decades that type 1 diabetes can be triggered by environmental exposures in predisposed individuals. Read more

Treating Depression Helps Reduce Diabetes Deaths

People with diabetes are up to three times as likely to suffer from depression as people who do not have diabetes. Now, a large study in Taiwan has found that treating depression in people with diabetes is associated with a 35 per cent reduced risk of death. Read more

Your Gender Affects Your Risk of Neuropathic Pain

A new study set out to examine how vitamin D deficiencies contribute to neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetes, but the researchers found a surprising result — that vitamin D levels didn’t matter nearly as much to the patients they were studying as did their gender, when it came to pain. Read more

Low Carb Diet May Reduce Type 2 Risk, Regardless of Weight Loss

Research from Ohio State University found that a low carb diet is helpful to people at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they don’t lose weight on the diet. The research looked at people with metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that can increase risk of developing issues like diabetes, heart disease […]

The “Diabetes Bone Paradox” in Type 2

Patients with type 1 diabetes are known to have low bone mineral density (BMD), increasing their risk for bone fractures. In contrast, patients with type 2 diabetes typically have higher BMD — which you might think should reduce their fracture risk. But in fact, people with type 2 have been found to also be at […]

Apple Now Selling One Drop Diabetes Monitor

Apple retail stores are now carrying One Drop’s blood glucose monitor. The diabetes tracking product requires fingersticks, so is not a continuous monitor, but it connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone and Apple Watch, helping you track blood sugar levels. Read more

Heart Risk with Myocardial Blood Flow and Type 1

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes that increases the risk of death Previous studies have found that impaired cardiac autonomic function and reduced myocardial flow reserve (MFR) are associated in patients with type 2 diabetes; now a recent study has found the association is also seen in patients with type 1 diabetes. […]

Strength Training Benefit for Diabetes

A new study from Brazil has found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with obesity or diabetes. The liver is important in blood sugar management and the development of diabetes, as it produces, stores, and controls blood sugar levels. If the body produces too much fat, it […]

A Protein that Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Researchers found that in patients who had obesity or were insulin resistant, the gene for a specific glycoprotein, CD248, was upregulated, and the body was making more of the protein. They concluded that CD248 plays a role in the cellular processes that lead to insulin resistance. Read more

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

The results of a major study show that intensive weight management strategies and drug therapy can achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Patients who once suffered may be able to regain their previous quality of life and reduce their risk of secondary complications later down the line. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A large new study found that the vaccine which prevents rotavirus — an extremely contagious virus that can cause severe illness and death in infants and young children — may also help lower the risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Read more

FDA Approves Victoza for Treating Diabetes in Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat […]

PREVIEW Study: Preventing Type 2

PREVIEW is an international study examining which lifestyle interventions make a difference in preventing prediabetes from progressing to type 2. The study compared different weight loss and exercise strategies to find the best methods of slowing the development of type 2. Read more



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