Insulin-Pramlintide Injection Shows Benefit for Type 1

Pramlintide is an FDA-approved medication that is used in combination with insulin therapy for adults with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is a synthetic analog of amylin, a hormone that works alongside insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. The combination of insulin and pramlintide in a single injection has been shown to […]

How Diabetic Retinopathy Progresses to Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye complication that can occur in people with diabetes. It is a leading cause of blindness in adults. The progression of diabetic retinopathy to blindness involves several stages, as outlined below: 1. Background (Non-Proliferative) Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR): – In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, there may be mild changes […]

ADA Session Debates whether Digital Diabetes Coaching is Worth the Cost

Digital diabetes coaching refers to the use of digital tools, such as mobile apps, online platforms, or wearable devices, to provide personalized coaching and support to individuals with diabetes. These tools aim to help users manage their condition, make lifestyle changes, monitor blood sugar levels, track physical activity, and more. Benefits of Digital Diabetes Coaching: […]

Evidence Shows Effectiveness of Early Sotagliflozin Treatment

Sotagliflozin is an investigational drug that belongs to the class of medications known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 1 and 2 inhibitors (SGLT1/2 inhibitors). It is being studied for use in both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes management. Clinical trials and research on Sotagliflozin have shown promising results, particularly in its potential effectiveness when used […]

Generic insulin, cancer therapies? They’re coming

The development and availability of generic insulin and cancer therapies have been areas of interest and progress in the pharmaceutical industry. Here’s a brief overview of each: In response to this issue, some companies have been working on developing generic versions of insulin. Generic drugs are bioequivalent to brand-name drugs but are typically more affordable. […]

What’s the Best Diet for Diabetes?

Diabetes fatigue is a common and often debilitating symptom experienced by many individuals living with diabetes. It is characterized by persistent feelings of tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy. Several factors contribute to diabetes-related fatigue: Managing Diabetes Fatigue: To address diabetes-related fatigue, it’s essential to focus on diabetes management and overall lifestyle: If diabetes fatigue […]

What Causes Diabetes Fatigue?

Diabetes fatigue is a common and often debilitating symptom experienced by many individuals living with diabetes. It is characterized by persistent feelings of tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy. Several factors contribute to diabetes-related fatigue: 1. Blood Sugar Fluctuations: Uncontrolled or poorly controlled blood sugar levels can lead to energy fluctuations throughout the day. High […]

Weighing heart attack vs. diabetes

Comparing the risks and impact of heart attacks (cardiovascular disease) and diabetes is essential as they are both significant health concerns. Let’s explore the differences between the two: Prevalence and Global Burden: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Diabetes: Overlapping Risks: Complications: Preventive Measures: Conclusion:Both heart attacks and diabetes are serious health conditions that require attention and proactive […]

Diabetes linked to the higher rate of birth defects

There is evidence to suggest that diabetes, particularly uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy, may be linked to a higher rate of birth defects. Let’s explore this connection in more detail: Gestational Diabetes and Birth Defects:Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy and usually resolves after childbirth. When blood sugar levels are well-managed […]

Specific Goals In Nutrition Needed To Improve Diabetes Diet

Improving the diet for diabetes involves setting specific nutrition goals that focus on managing blood sugar levels, promoting overall health, and preventing complications. Here are some specific goals in nutrition to help individuals with diabetes: Carbohydrate Management: Portion Control: Fiber Intake: Healthy Fats: Protein Choices: Limit Sodium: Regular Meal Timing: Balanced Meals: Stay Hydrated: Mindful […]

Best food for diabetics

For individuals with diabetes, it is essential to focus on a balanced and nutritious diet that helps manage blood sugar levels effectively. Here are some general guidelines and examples of foods that can be considered beneficial for diabetics: 1. Non-Starchy Vegetables: Non-starchy vegetables are low in carbohydrates and calories, making them an excellent choice for […]

Metformin is ACP’s drug of choice for type 2 diabetics

Metformin is an oral medication belonging to the class of drugs known as biguanides. It works by reducing glucose production in the liver, increasing insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues, and improving glucose uptake by muscles. The following points highlight why Metformin is often considered the drug of choice for type 2 diabetes: It’s essential to […]

Blood Glucose Variability May Predict Complications

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Maintaining optimal blood glucose levels is essential for preventing complications and improving overall health in individuals with diabetes. Traditionally, the focus has been on managing average blood glucose levels, as measured by HbA1c. However, recent research suggests that blood glucose variability, the fluctuations in blood […]

What Connects Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, and Parkinson’s?

An enzyme that plays a major role in the development of cancer and type 2 diabetes also activates a protein that contributes to Parkinson’s, researchers say, potentially providing a new research avenue that could someday help treat all three diseases. Read more

Oily Fish May Reduce Diabetes Risk

People who reported eating two or more servings per week of oily fish, such as sardines, had a 22% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a large study in the U.K. Read more

Bydureon BCise Approved for Adolescents

The Bydureon BCise once-weekly injection has received FDA approval for use in children and teens age 10-17 after trial results showed it significantly reduced blood sugar in adolescents. This is the first once-weekly dose of the GLP-1 receptor agonist drug class approved for older children. Read more

Diabetes and Hot Weather Exercise

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing heat stress during outdoor activities, especially during hot and humid summer weather. Both people with type 1 diabetes and people with type 2 diabetes may have impaired body heat regulation. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares tips on keeping safe during hot weather exercise. Read more

Disturbed Glucose Metabolism Common in Heart Condition

A recent study of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) had disturbed glucose metabolism, despite having no history of diabetes diagnosis. This points to the need for careful monitoring of glucose metabolism to identify prediabetes or diabetes, the researchers say. Read more

Are Older Adults with Diabetes Being Overtreated?

Intensive treatment to achieve lower blood glucose levels is usually beneficial and recommended to help patients avoid long-term complications of diabetes. However, older adults have a higher risk of hypoglycemia than younger patients when given intensive treatment for glycemic control, so guidelines recommend they receive less aggressive glycemic targets. But there is evidence many older […]

Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes?

Many patients with COVID-19 seem to have an increase in blood sugar. There can be many causes, including decreased glucose tolerance and insulin production, which can be caused by inflammation as well as having overweight or obesity. Is the increase in blood sugar a coincidence or something more? Read more

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