Type II

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

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

Undetected Diabetes Could Double Heart Disease, Gum Disease Risks

It’s long been know that having diabetes contributes to the risk of both periodontitis (gum disease) and heart disease. Researchers recently looked at whether undetected blood sugar disorders (dysglycemia) and undetected diabetes contributed to the conditions, and found they effectively doubled the risk. Read more

Large Study Finds Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation has long been thought to be of potential benefit for preventing diabetes, but now the largest study to date has found that taking even the upper amount of recommended intake, 4000 international units (IU) per day, gives most people about the same chance of developing blood sugar problems as people who didn’t […]

High Intensity Exercise May Help Restore Heart Function in Type 2

Loss of heart function is one of the most serious conditions associated with type 2 diabetes. A small study found promising results for very high-intensity exercise in a group of type 2 patients. The participants engaged in exercise sessions that included 10 minutes of very high-intensity activity. After three months, the researchers found improved heart […]

Managing Hyperglycemia and Exercise

People with type 1 diabetes are susceptible to insulin deficiency and need to learn why and when to check for ketones, especially if using an insulin pump. People with type 2 diabetes can experience hyperglycemia from a combination of insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion. Diabetes and exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares guidance on […]

Diabetes Rates are Falling – The Reasons Aren’t Simple

Despite climbing rates of obesity among U.S. adults, diabetes rates have been falling for close to a decade. Recently released federal data found new diabetes diagnoses were about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. The reasons aren’t clear, health officials say; possibilities include changes in testing and lifestyle interventions aimed at […]

Can Time-Restricted Eating Help Avert Diabetes?

A new study looked at the benefits of time-restricted eating (for example, a time restricted diet can involve all meals being eaten within the hours of 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day). The study examined whether, without changing other dietary habits, time restricted eating during the day would help blood glucose levels stay under […]

Prostrate Drugs May Increase Type 2 Risk

Results from a new study led by the University of Edinburgh and UCL suggests men taking the medicines dutasteride or finasteride to reduce the symptoms of prostate disease may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Read more

Common Prostate Medications May Increase Diabetes Risk

Two widely used drugs for treating an enlarged prostate may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A study examined of two similar drugs, finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart), in 39,000 men; the 11-year study used 16,000 men taking tamsulosin (Flomax), a different type of drug for B.P.H., as controls. Compared with those using […]

Diabetes Treatment May Ward off Alzheimer’s

Taking medication for type 2 diabetes may also help deter the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. USC Dornsife psychologists found that patients with untreated diabetes developed signs of Alzheimer’s disease 1.6 times faster than people who did not have diabetes. The stuy compared the rate of developing the pathology for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia […]

Canagliflozin Study Stopped Early Due to Positive Results

Clinical trials are really stopped early, but the phase 3 trial of “Canagliflozin and Renal Events in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation” a.k.a. CREDENCE, was halted early due to demonstration of significant heart and kidney benefits for canagflozin, (Invokana, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.). Read more

Making Bariatric Surgery More Accessible

The surprising effect of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes has been known about for years. For many patients, it can effectively send diabetes into remission almost immediately. Yet in many countries around the world, including the United States, fewer than 1% of people eligible for surgery have access to the procedure. Experts want to […]

Early Menopause Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis of the data of 13 studies shows a link between early menopause — entering menopause in your early 40s or earlier — and developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers say this is likely caused by a number of changes that occur during menopause, such as estrogen level changes. Read more

Diabetes Medications May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Taking diabetes medication to treat type 2 diabetes may also help keep Alzheimer’s disease away. A recent study found that patients with untreated diabetes developed signs of Alzheimer’s disease 1.6 times faster than people who did not have diabetes. Read more

New Oral Drug for Type 2 Submitted to FDA

On March 20, 2019, Novo Nordisk announced the official submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the oral tablet semaglutide, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue. In trials, oral semaglutide caused reductions in both HbA1c and body weight when compared to placebo. Read more

Vegetarian Diet May Reduce Type 2 Risk

A study that followed healthy British adults for almost decades found that those who consumed little or no red meat were 11% to 36% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes vs. a large sample of red meat eaters, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. Read more

Does Mentally Fatiguing Work increase Women’s Diabetes Risk?

A new study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology found that women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Mentally draining jobs like teaching increase risk, the researchers say, and employers and women should be more aware of the potential health risks associated with mentally tiring work. Read more