Diabetes Self-Management Blog

Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Web Editor for Diabetes Self-Management E-News and DiabetesSelfManagement.com.


FDA Approves Weekly Type 2 Diabetes Medicine

On April 15, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the once-weekly injectable Type 2 diabetes medicine albiglutide (brand name Tanzeum), developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Tanzeum is a new member of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists

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Overweight People With Type 2 May Benefit From Gastric Banding

Gastric banding can be an important tool for treating Type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight but not obese, according to researchers from Monash University in Australia. An estimated 26 million Americans are living with Type 2 diabetes…

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FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Inhalable Insulin; Diet Drug Recalled

A final decision on Afrezza is expected on April 15; plus, alli has been recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico…

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Good News About Good Diabetes Self-Management

Much of the news surrounding diabetes tends to be dreary, so a new report from scientists in Germany should come as a welcome change of pace: Good self-management behaviors, they have found, reduce mortality in people with Type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes Developed at Midlife May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

Developing Type 2 diabetes during middle age can affect mental function in later years by shrinking the brain, according to research recently published in the journal Neurology…

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Many Americans Taking Meds That Work Against Each Other

Roughly 75% of older Americans have multiple chronic conditions, and more than 20% of them are taking medicines that work at cross-purposes — improving one of their conditions while worsening another — according to new a new study in the journal PLoS One…

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Saturated Fat Linked to Accumulation of Dangerous Belly Fat

Eating saturated fat leads to the accumulation of more visceral fat and less muscle mass than eating polyunsaturated fat, according to new research published in the journal Diabetes. Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances such as Type 2 diabetes

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Study Links Pollutants, Metabolic Complications; Glucose Meter Recall

A type of environmental contaminant known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is associated with the development of certain metabolic complications of obesity such as Type 2 diabetes; plus, Abbott Diabetes Care has issued a meter recall…

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Even Moderate Weight Loss Can Improve Sleep Apnea

Losing just a moderate amount of weight can prevent the progression of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and in some cases even cure the condition, according to a new study from Finland. People who have sleep apnea are more than twice as likely as those who don’t to have diabetes…

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Eating Cooked Meat Can Affect Kidney Test Results

Eating cooked meat can raise a person’s serum creatinine level enough to affect the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) classification and potentially lead to misclassification of chronic kidney disease stage in people with diabetes, according to a new study…

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Carbohydrate Restriction: An Option for Diabetes Management
Some people find that decreasing the amount of carbohydrate they eat can help with blood glucose control. Here’s what to know about this approach.

Insulin Patch Pumps: A New Tool for Type 2
Patch pumps are simpler to operate than traditional insulin pumps and may be a good option for some people with Type 2 diabetes who need insulin.

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Learn what these micronutrients can and can’t do for you.

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