Type II

COVID-19 and New-Onset Diabetes

Researchers are finding a two-way relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes: people with diabetes are at increased risk of severe complications from COVID-19, and people who contract COVID-19 are at an increased risk of new-onset diabetes. An international research project, the CoviDIAB Registry project, will seek to understand why. Read more

Add an SGLT-2 Sooner Rather Than Later

For most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the first treatments to be prescribed (aside from lifestyle changes like diet and exercise) are metformin or sulfonylureas. If these do not achieve the desired result, doctors may add additional medications. New research says that there is reason to add the SGLT-2 inhibitor early, as the second […]

Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Children’s Future Heart Health

People whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for early heart disease as young adults. The researchers say that the risk applies to both children of mothers who have pre-existing type 2 diabetes when they become pregnant, and children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancies. Read more

Strategies to Prevent Heart Complications in Type 2

Diabetes-related cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by relatively simple and affordable steps, researchers say, including improved communication between healthcare providers and patients, improved early detection, and better control of factors like blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Read more

Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Type 2 Risk

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are a class of drugs used to treat acid reflux, peptic ulcers and indigestion. Researchers have found regular use of these drugs is linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and the risk increases the longer the drugs are taken. Read more

Can Hot Baths Reduce Type 2 Risk?

New research suggests that regular heat exposure through a hot bath is associated with a beneficial effect on risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including glycated haemoglobin |(HbA1c), which is a measure of blood sugar control. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Remission Can Restore the Pancreas

Research has shown that remission of type 2 diabetes, which can be achieved through intensive weight loss, can restore the insulin production capability of the pancreas. Now new research has found that remission can also restore the pancreas to its pre-diabetes shape and size. Read more

Can Breakfast Cereal Help Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Eating whole grain foods can help prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say. Even something as simple as having a bowl of whole-grain cereal or a piece of whole-grain toast for breakfast can reduce your long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Read more

Diabetes Shortens Lifespans

A new data modelling study says that the average person with type 1 diabetes in the UK today will live almost eight years less than an average person who does not have diabetes, while those with type 2 diabetes will live almost 2 years less than a person without type 2. Read more

More Insight into Dementia Risks of Type 2

It’s been recognized for some time that 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of dementia. A recent large study provides new insight into both the types of dementia implicated and some of the causative factors, finding that the risk is highest for vascular dementia, and the greatest risk is to individuals with poor […]

Newer Type 2 Drugs Increase Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare Patients

Recent diabetes guidelines have suggested giving type 2 diabetes patients newer glucose-lowering drugs like SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and DPP-4 inhibitors, earlier in preference to older drugs like metformin and the sulfonylureas, due to their many benefits. However, for Medicare recipients, the out-of-pocket costs for these drugs are much higher. Read more

Fewer UK Prediabetes Patients Developing Type 2

British researchers say that over the last two decades the number of people with prediabetes who subsequently develop type 2 diabetes has declined. While changes in prediabetes classifications may have contributed, earlier treatment of prediabetes by the National Health Service may also be making a difference. Read more

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Delay Kidney Disease

Drugs from the SGLT2 inhibitor class of diabetes medications have shown benefit in slowing progression of diabetic kidney disease, with a reduced risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) noted in research trials. People at high risk of AKIs who may be considering SGLT2 treatment should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctors. Read more

Delaying Diabetes Can Reduce End-Stage Kidney Disease

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is a serious complication experience by many people with type 2 diabetes, and sometimes necessitate a kidney transplant. Researchers say delaying or preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes in people who have prediabetes can make a dramatic difference in their odds of developing ESKD. Read more

FDA Approves New Trulicity Dosages

The FDA has approved 2 additional doses of Eli Lilly’s Trulicity (dulaglutide) for treating type 2 diabetes. The approval of the new 3.0 mg and 4.5 mg doses of dulaglutide was based on clinical trial results showing benefits for A1C levels and weight loss. Read more

Insomnia a Risk Factor for Type 2

Researchers say they have identified insomnia as a risk factor for increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Their conclusion came as part of a study that identified 34 factors that could either increase or decrease the risk for type 2. Read more

Metformin Helps Reduce Presurgical Stress

Surgical procedures cause both physical and mental stress on patients, and higher stress level is associated with an increased risk of complications and death. Researchers examined the effectiveness of metformin use before surgeries to reduce the risk of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Read more

Noise Exposure Increases Hyperglycemia Risk

Studies have found an association between exposure to high noise levels and the activation of stress hormones such as cortisol, which reduces pancreatic insulin secretion and decreases insulin sensitivity throughout the body, leading to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This association is particularly dangerous for people with occupations that cause high levels of […]

Lifestyle Intervention Can Reduce Obesity-Related Cancer in Type 2

An intensive lifestyle intervention, designed to facilitate weight loss in adults with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes, lowers the incidence of obesity-related cancers by 16%. according to an analysis of findings from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial. Read more

Type 2 Comorbidities Often Overlooked

A large study looked at eighteen different physical and mental health conditions, segmented by age, gender, and deprivation, in people with and without type 2 diabetes. They found many physical and mental conditions are far more common in people with diabetes than in those without. Read more