Ask D’Mine: Insulin Alternatives for Type 2 Diabetes


There are tons of pills for type 2 diabetes. There are pills that coax the pancreas to produce more insulin. There are pills that keep the liver from releasing too much of its stored sugar. There are pills that fight the insulin resistance that is the foundation of type 2 diabetes.

10 Things Your Diabetes Doctor Wants You to Know (and Do!)

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Since I started my practice as an endocrinologist, I’ve had tens of thousands of office visits, mainly seeing people with diabetes. Here’s my wish list of some of the things people with diabetes should know, and do, to succeed. My “best” patients may not be the ones who do every single one of these, but […]

Lilly’s Humalog 200 units/mL KwikPen Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

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Humalog® 200 units/mL KwikPen® (insulin lispro 200 units/mL; U-200), the first and only concentrated mealtime insulin analog in the U.S., is now available in pharmacies. Humalog U-200 KwikPen is a prefilled pen containing a concentrated formulation of Lilly’s rapid-acting insulin Humalog®

FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women’s Sexual Desire


The little pink pill, known generically as flibanserin, will be sold under the brand name Addyi beginning Oct. 17, according to its maker, Sprout Pharmaceuticals. The medicine is to be taken daily to treat premenopausal women suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which is essentially a sudden, unexplained loss of any desire to have sex.

Jardiance Becomes First Ever TII Diabetes Drug to Improve Heart Health

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Today, Lilly/BI announced first-ever news in diabetes: a major clinical trial on Jardiance, an SGLT-2 inhibitor pill for type 2 diabetes, has been proven to improve heart safety in patients at high risk for heart problems.

Insulin Pump Therapy Slashes Death Risk from Heart Disease by Nearly 50 Percent


People who use insulin pump therapy to manage type 1 diabetes have a nearly 50 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease than people who take insulin through daily injections, according to a new study published in The British Medical Journal.

Smart Insulin Patch Holds Promise for Treating Diabetes


“As a concept, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than this,” says Dr. John Buse, co-senior author of the results of a study on the patch published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center. “As a physician, I admit, I was stunned by […]

BattleDiabetes – Soda Linked to Diabetes: Even in Fit People


Sugary drinks are often blamed for the rise of type 2 diabetes and obesity, but few studies have examined the relationship between sweetened beverage consumption and people who are already physically fit.

WebMD – Skipping Breakfast Bad Idea for Type 2 Diabetics


Running out the door without eating breakfast isn’t a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the day.

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

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We’re living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be alive nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. But until recently, it wasn’t clear if the years we’ve added to our lives were good-quality years.

Advice on Maximizing Your Insulin Action


Myriad factors besides weight loss can improve your body’s insulin sensitivity and, consequently, reverse prediabetes or improve diabetes control. Don’t try just adding some or more exercise in. For optimal results, try to improve your body’s insulin action by several of these means as their effects are likely to add together to result in a […]

Breakfast Skipper? Prepare For Dangerous Blood Sugar Spikes, Study Says


Skipping breakfast may seem like an easy way to shave off some calories, but not eating the most important meal of the day could have dire consequences for diabetics, according to new research from Tel Aviv University.

IN – Flaw Detected in Medtronic MiniMed 640G


According to a Fierce Medical Devices article, Medtronic released a customer notification letter on June 19th informing device users that there were instances when the bolus screen wouldn’t refresh properly, so the device might continue to show a bolus amount that was no longer accurate or appropriate.

WebMD – 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has It Controlled


“This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means that older Americans are not meeting clinical targets and how we should address this from a public health perspective,” study leader Elizabeth Selvin, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]

Impact of Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes Patients


The development of fatigue is still a complication among type 2 diabetics. During exercise, a person with diabetes will experience a loss of muscle generating capacity. Currently, the mechanism of action of reduced exercise tolerance is still uncertain.

7 Workout Myths To Stop Believing

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Getting your butt to the gym is hard enough without wasting your time and energy believing old wives’ tales. Case in point: Lifting weights won’t turn you into Hulk Hogan, just like a few extra squats won’t make you a Kardashian. Those and more workout myths you should stop believing, right this way.

Joslin Diabetes – Exercising with an Insulin Pump


It is important for people with diabetes– even patients who use an insulin pump – to properly prepare themselves before they engage in any type of physical activity.

Only One in Three Older Americans Has Diabetes Controlled


Too many older Americans are falling short when it comes to their diabetes care, according to a new study.

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make


You’ve taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, though, is that many haven’t learned from their mistakes — and within a month or so, they’ve returned to their poor eating habits. […]

No More Needles? This Laser Can Monitor Your Blood Sugar


The new technology, developed by a team at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, incorporates low-powered lasers in a small device that enables continuous blood sugar monitoring. Without the need for an implant, the device may be an ideal type of technology to develop into a wearable system.

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