Type II

Pennsylvania Researchers Investigate Potential Outpatient Treatment for Type 2

A clinical trial at Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania) is testing whether a procedure that involves killing cells on the inner surface of the duodenum (the portion of the small intestine immediately past the stomach) could lead to better control of blood sugar in people with diabetes. While not a cure, it could reduce the […]

FDA Approves First Triple-Therapy Pill for Type 2

The FDA has approved the first oral medication that combines three type 2 diabetes treatments into one pill: the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin, the DPP-IV inhibitor linagliptin and metformin hydrochloride extended release. This triple combination therapy, called Trijardy XR, is approved to lower blood glucose for adults with type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise. […]

Quality of Dietary Fats and Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. For that reason, dietary guidelines recommend limiting trans fat intake in patients with diabetes, and replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats to help reduce total and cardiovascular disease mortality. Examples of foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids ( PUFAs) include fish, nuts and […]

Too Many Carbs Can Result in Diabetes

Research has shown that excess carbohydrates and other foods that raise the body’s dietary inflammatory index (DII) can lead to severe diabetes. Dietary Inflammatory index is a measure of the potential of a particular diet to raise the concentrations of inflammatory markers in the blood plasma. Read more

Gestational Diabetes Can Increase Risk for Type 2 Decades Later

Recent research carried out on a group of Chinese women found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for those who had experienced gestational diabetes may be higher even after more than 20 years, compared to women who did not have gestational diabetes. Read more

Both Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Drinks May Increase Diabetes Risk

A recent study evaluated whether increasing consumption of sugary or artificially sweetened beverages over time was associated with a subsequently increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more

Glucocorticoids May Increase Diabetes Risk

Glucocorticoids (GC) may expose patients to the risk of diabetes, particularly with long term use, a recent study suggests. Glucocorticoids are extensively used in almost every subspecialty of medicine to treat conditions like asthma, allergies, and even rheumatoid conditions. However, they have metabolic side effects like hypertension and have a direct impact on diabetes. Read […]

Ultra Processed Foods Increase Type 2 Risk

Eating ultra-processed food is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from French researchers. Ultra-processed foods are often high in calories and low in nutrients. Previous studies have found a diet high in these foods to be associated with health problems including heart disease, obesity and certain cancers. Read […]

Hospitals Fail to Implement Insulin Best Practices

According to recent research, greater than 75% of hospitals in the United States follow outdated insulin management protocols that are no longer recommended by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Society of Hospital Medicine. Read more

Is Breastfeeding Beneficial to Mothers’ Heart Health?

Breast milk is deemed to be the “best” for baby, but a recent study suggests there may be additional benefits for mothers and their long-term health in the form of improved cardiovascular health and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more

Intermittent Fasting to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Intermittent fasting, which is also known as time-restricted eating (TRE), could help people with metabolic syndrome prevent their condition from progressing to type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. Study participants were instructed to continue eating their regular diet but to fit all meals within a 10-hour window, while fasting for the other 14 […]

Premature Babies May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes

A new trial has found that premature babies may be more likely to develop diabetes at some point in their life than other babies. The researchers found that babies born before 37 weeks are 21% more likely to develop type 1 diabetes and 26% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within the study time […]

Childhood Pancreatitis May Increase Chances for Type 2

Children who have had an episode of acute pancreatitis may have an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 40, researchers say. Read more

The Flu Increases Hospitalization Risk for Type 2 Patients

Serious influenza complications can result in a higher risk of hospitalization, and also mortality, in patients with diabetes. The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, has the potential of exacerbating chronic health problems that lead to worsening the disease state of diabetes. Read more

The Complex Relationship Between Type 2 and Alzheimer’s

Researchers may be only beginning to understand how Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes could be linked. Deciphering the connection could lead to earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis and better treatments for both diseases. The connection involves how the brain metabolizes blood sugar and the factors that influence that process, including diet, sleep, and cardiovascular health.   […]

First Oral GLP-1 For Type 2 Diabetes: Rybelsus

Oral semaglutide, brand name Rybelsus, is the first GLP-1 agonist that can be taken by mouth rather than requiring an injection. Studies have shown a significant reduction in A1c, a reduction in cardiovascular disease, and a reduction in weight, without the risk of hypoglycemia, for this drug. Patients must carefully follow instructions for taking the […]

FDA Approval of Invokana for Kidney Disease “First Major Breakthrough in 20 Years”

The FDA has approved a new treatment of Invokana for diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects one in three patients with type 2 diabetes. CKD increases the risk for serious cardiovascular events and end-stage renal disease in patiens with type 2 diabetes. The approval of Invokana meets a 20 year need for therapy to […]

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome and Preventing Type 2

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a set of interconnected biochemical, clinical, and metabolic factors that increase risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Characteristics of MetS include high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and excess body fat around the waist. Carbohydrate intake stimulates insulin secretion, which in turn stimulates fat storage, is linked to MetS. […]

Sugar Substitutes and Type 2

Many people who drink lots of sugary beverages typically switch to diet sodas when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, because they have no sugar and are supposed to be “healthier.” However, new evidence is showing that diet soda may actually contribute to a person’s diabetes. Read more

All About Double Diabetes

Double diabetes or double disease (DD) refers to having type 1 diabetes (T1D) along with insulin resistance, a characteristic of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Clear criteria to define this group of patients is not very well established. Read more