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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.


New Metformin Combo Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

On August 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the oral combination medicine canagliflozin/metformin (brand name Invokamet) for Type 2 diabetes. Invokamet is the first medicine to combine an SGLT2 inhibitor and metformin available in the United States…

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FDA Approves New Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

On August 1, the FDA approved the oral diabetes drug Jardiance for use, along with a healthful diet and exercise, in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The medicine joins Invokana and Farxiga as a member of the class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors…

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Shift Work Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Shift work is linked to an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from China. An estimated 25.8 million people in the United States and 108 million people in China now have Type 2…

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High-Salt Diet Doubles Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a high-sodium diet have twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less salt, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism…

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Whey Protein to Prevent After-Meal Blood Sugar Spikes?

Controlling after-meal blood sugar levels is a continuing battle for many people with diabetes. Now, a small new study indicates that eating whey protein prior to a meal improves the body’s insulin response and helps control glucose levels after the meal…

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Metformin More Effective in African-Americans

The oral medicine metformin (brand name Glucophage and others) is more effective at controlling blood glucose levels in African-Americans than in whites, according to new research published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism…

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FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin

On June 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afrezza, a first-in-class inhalable insulin/inhaler combination, for adults with diabetes…

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Remembering Jan Chait

It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing to announce that Jan Chait, beloved Diabetes Self-Management blogger for eight years, passed away on Sunday…

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Researchers Successfully Test “Bionic Pancreas”

A “bionic pancreas” successfully managed blood glucose levels over the course of two five-day trials in adults and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, according to new researcher published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 74th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions earlier this month…

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One in Ten Heart Attack Patients Has Undiagnosed Diabetes

More than 10% of people admitted to the hospital with a heart attack were found to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014…

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