Daily Pill Could Help Optimize Insulin Use

New studies have investigated a once-daily pill that can optimize insulin therapy and reduce HbA1c among adults with type 1 diabetes. The pill, a novel liver-selective glucokinase activator, also known as TTP399, showed superior A1c reduction compared to placebo. Read more

Both Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Patients Should Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccinations

 People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at similar risk for increased COVID-19 severity, new findings conclude. Therefore, people with either type of diabetes should be prioritized in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, researchers say. Read more

How SGLT2 Inhibitors Affect Risk of Death

A recent study that aimed to review and assess all the current evidence regarding SGLT2 inhibitors and their impact on death from all causes in diabetes patients found that overall, this class of diabetes drug was associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. Read more

Six Everyday Habits that Can Affect Diabetes Risk

Changing simple behaviors such as skipping breakfast, sitting for long periods of time, alcohol consumption, and sleep patterns, can have a tremendous effect on your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers say. Read more

Pharmacists Could Help Improve Medication Adherence

Pharmacist-led medication therapy management (MTM) can have a positive benefit on people managing their medications and keeping up with taking them as prescribed, especially when it comes to managing chronic conditions like diabetes, researchers say. Read more

Minority US Type 1 Diabetes Patients at Greater Risk With COVID-19

Black and Hispanic Americans with type 1 diabetes who get COVID-19 are at much higher risk to develop serious complications or even die, according to a new study. Read more

What are the Long-Term Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, which consists of (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding [LAGB]), was originally intended as a weight loss treatment. However, the surgery has also been shown to cause significant improvements in type 2 diabetes and reductions in cardiovascular disease and death. But there are still questions about its long-term side effects and outcomes. Read […]

How to Make the Most of Telemedicine with Type 2

Due to the pandemic, many of us are “visiting” our healthcare professionals virtually much of the time. When you have type 2 diabetes, virtual healthcare visits and telehealth tools can very useful, as doctors can monitor your blood glucose, diet, medications, and overall health even if they aren’t seeing you in person. Read more

Diabetic Retinopathy Can Reveal Heart Risk

Studies on the onset and management of diabetic retinopathy, a condition that is a frequent complication of diabetes and which can result in blindness, have determined that there is a correlation between the degree of retinopathy and the patient’s risk for cardiac problems. Read more

Dexamethasone Less Effective for COVID-19 with Diabetes

Dexamethasone, a steroid being used to treat severe cases of COVID-19, is less effective in treating the coronavirus in people who have diabetes and other risk factors, researchers say. Dexamethasone suppresses the immune system, thus alleviating the damage done to the lungs in patients with an overactive, potentially deadly immune response. Read more

Effect of Empagliflozin on Kidney Disease

Empagliflozin (sold under the brand name Jardiance) may reduce major adverse kidney events in some type 2 diabetes patients better than other medications, researchers say. The study used U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data to assess the effectiveness of empagliflozin versus other antihyperglycemic drugs. Read more

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk for Complications of Type 1

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, including abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high fasting glucose. Researchers say that people with type 1 diabetes and metabolic system are at greater risk of complications like heart […]

The Link Between Diabetes and Death from COVID-19

Researchers studied the relationship between COVID-19 and patients with diabetes in order to assign a point system to chronic risk factors that can affect COVID-19 cases, including diabetes, obesity, and cardiometabolic disease. Their scoring system can be used to predict the link between COVID, diabetes, and the risk of deaths. Read more

Could Lab-Grown Cells Fight Diabetes?

The immune system fights against dangers like bacteria, viruses, and various other pathogens using a variety of “T cells.” Researchers have engineered a particular type of T cell, called 5MCAR T cells, which they say completely eliminated harmful T cells that invaded the pancreas. These 5MCAR T cells could potentially be used to fight diabetes […]

Artificial Pancreas in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

An artificial pancreas, also known as a closed-loop system of insulin delivery or an automated insulin delivery system, could potentially improve outcomes and quality of life in children with type 1 diabetes. Currently, less than 20% of children with type 1 diabetes attain the target glycated hemoglobin level of less than 7% that is recommended […]

Younger Age at Onset of Type 2 Means Worse Outcomes

The younger the age at which a person develops type 2 diabetes, the worse their health outcomes later in life, researchers say. Data from 1.3 million individuals showed that each additional year of age at type 2 diagnosis was linked to 4% lower risk for death from all causes. Read more

The Omnipod Horizon System & Children

The Omnipod 5 Horizon System is a hybrid closed loop automated insulin delivery device. It works with a mobile phone or personal diabetes manager. A unique feature of the device is that it uses custom-built glucose control, modifiable based on the time of day; it can also prevent the patient from experiencing a hypoglycemia episode. […]

Managing the Festive Season with Diabetes

For those who celebrate Christmas or other winter holidays, this time of year can make managing your own or a family member’s diabetes more difficult, with an array of tempting food and drink available. Here are some tips, advice, and recipes to help celebrate safely. Read more

Holiday Meal Planning

Holiday meals and traditions don’t have to disrupt your diabetes control, the American Diabetes Association says. By planning ahead and preparing, you can still enjoy celebrating at this time of year. Read more

How What You Eat and Drink Affects Your Exercise

How well you are able to perform physically during exercise is affected by your intake of macronutrients — carbohydrate, fat, and protein — says diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg. Your performance affected by calorie intake both during an activity and when you are recovering from it. Read more

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