Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Diane Fennell

Neuropathy Medicine Recalled; Animas Vibe System Approved

Aurobindo Pharma USA has voluntarily recalled a lot of gabapentin; meanwhile, the FDA has approved a new combination insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor…

Diane Fennell

New Metformin Combination Medicine Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

On October 30, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination oral diabetes drug Xigduo XR for use in adults with Type 2 diabetes

Diane Fennell

Statins May Reduce Risk of Nerve Damage, Other Diabetes Complications

New research from Denmark has raised the possibility that taking the cholesterol-lowering medicines known as statins may reduce the risk of microvascular diabetes complications, or those involving the small blood vessels…

Diane Fennell

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…

Diane Fennell

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…

David Spero

New SGLT Drugs Coming

SGLT1 and 2 are proteins that move glucose out of the intestines and kidneys. Blocking them might keep glucose in the intestines and cause more glucose to be urinated out via the kidneys, lowering blood sugar levels. That’s what “SGLT inhibitor” drugs try to do…

Diane Fennell

Metformin More Effective in African-Americans

Diane Fennell

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

Diane Fennell

Many Americans Taking Meds That Work Against Each Other

Diane Fennell

New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved

Diane Fennell

Metformin Affects Hearts of Men and Women Differently

David Spero

Should You Think About an SGLT2 Drug?

Diane Fennell

Acarbose May Equal Metformin for Diabetes Control

Diane Fennell

Metformin and Impaired Thinking

David Spero

Generics Versus Brand-Name Drugs

Diane Fennell

Nerve Damage and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Diane Fennell

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Blood Glucose Swings

Jan Chait

One Pill At a Time

Diane Fennell

Further Evidence for Salsalate in Type 2 Diabetes

David Spero

Start With Three Drugs?

Web Team

FDA Patient Network Makes Its Debut

Diane Fennell

Statin May Reduce Benefits of Exercise

Diane Fennell

Metformin May Delay Aging Process

Diane Fennell

First-in-Class Drug for Type 2

Diane Fennell

Three New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes Approved

David Spero

Drugs for Diabetes Pain

David Spero

Metformin Without the Misery

Diane Fennell

Metformin Tops Sulfonylureas for Heart Health

David Spero

Coping With Lows

Diane Fennell

Metformin May Be Useful for More People Than Previously Thought

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves Two New Weight-Loss Drugs

Diane Fennell

Generic Lyrica Approved; Secondhand Smoke Linked to Type 2

Diane Fennell

New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Approved

Maryam Elarbi

Metformin and Insulin Resistance

Amy Campbell

Supplements and Medicines: Can They Get Along?

Diane Fennell

Meter Recalled; New Diabetes Medicine Approved

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves Combo Type 2 Medicine

David Spero

Metformin Wonder Drug

David Spero

Are Statins for You?

Diane Fennell

Metformin and B12 Supplementation

Diane Fennell

Innovative Insulin Pump Approved; Avandia Restricted to Mail-Order

David Spero

Could Drug Shortages Hurt Diabetes Care?

Diane Fennell

Combo Diabetes and Cholesterol Pill Approved

David Spero

Diabetes, Metformin, and Your Liver

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Rejects Novel Diabetes Drug

Web Team

What We’re Reading: “Script Your Future”

Diane Fennell

Common Drug Combo Raises Blood Glucose

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves New Diabetes Drug

Diane Fennell

Drug Halts Progression to Type 2 Diabetes

David Spero

Stopping Diabetes Medicines

David Spero

Why We Spend So Much On Medicines

Diane Fennell

New Combination Drug Approved

Diane Fennell

FDA Orders Halt on Avandia Trial Enrollment

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Issues Recommendation on Avandia

Jan Chait

Did I Miss Anything? Type 2 Meds Arriving Too Fast to Keep Track.

Diane Fennell

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Reduce Risk of Death

Diane Fennell

New Aspirin Recommendations Released

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Free Diabetes Products and Screenings

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Retailers Offer Free Diabetes Medicine

Diane Fennell

Metformin Smelling Fishy? What You Can Do.

Ingrid Strauch

Metformin and B12

Diane Fennell

Counterfeit Medicine Warning

David Spero

Sulfonylureas Lose Again

Diane Fennell

Daily Aspirin: Do Risks Outweigh Benefits?

Mark Marino

Meglitinides

Diane Fennell

Affordable Drug Combo Slashes Heart Risk by As Much As 80%

Mark Marino

Diabetes Drugs: DPP-4 Inhibitors

Mark Marino

Diabetes Drugs: Sulfonylureas

Mark Marino

Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

Mark Marino

Diabetes Drugs: Thiazolidinediones

Diane Fennell

New Diabetes Drug Approved

Mark Marino

Diabetes Drugs: Metformin

Tara Dairman

Novel Diabetes Drug Cycloset Approved

Tara Dairman

Stronger Warning For Gastroparesis Drug

Eric Lagergren

Switching Pharmacies Is Hard on the Heart

Web Team

In the Pipeline: Oral Insulin

Tara Dairman

Salsalate Study Now Recruiting

David Spero

New Study, Same Problems

Tara Dairman

Does Aspirin Do Much Good?

David Spero

Too Many Drugs

Tara Dairman

Fibrate Drug Alone Doesn’t Cut Heart Risks for Type 2’s

David Spero

New Drugs: Myths and Facts

Tara Dairman

The Rising Costs of Treating Type 2

Tara Dairman

Updated Guidelines for Treating Type 2

Jan Chait

Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat When it Comes to Your Health

Amy Campbell

One of the Most Effective Diabetes Drugs

Tara Dairman

Drug Combo Linked to Increased Health Risks

Amy Campbell

How Many Diabetes Educators Can You Fit Into One Convention Center?

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Treatment and Alzheimer Disease

David Spero

Are Your Meds Making You Fat?

Tara Dairman

New Combination Drug Approved

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 5): Wrapping Up

Jan Chait

Blast It! Starting on Multiple Meds Makes Sense

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 4): Blood Lipids

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 3): Blood Lipids

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 2): Blood Pressure

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 1): Steroids

Jan Chait

Fishing for Freedom from Harassment

Tara Dairman

Actos May Help Slow Heart Disease

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Antidepressants and Diabetes Risk

Jan Chait

In Praise of Pharmacists

Jan Chait

Some Days Are for the Birds

Tara Dairman

Study Finds New Risks for Avandia

Web Team

What We’re Reading: A Red-Wine–Inspired Diabetes Drug?

Tara Dairman

Avandia: New Warning and Findings

Jan Chait

Byetta Garners Pancreatitis Warning

Jan Chait

In the Hospital, Resistance is Futile

Tara Dairman

Actos Tops Avandia in Heart Safety Studies

David Spero

Answering Reader Questions

Tara Dairman

Panel Recommends That Avandia Stay on the Market

Tara Dairman

More Trouble for Avandia; Alternative Drugs Reviewed

Amy Campbell

Weight Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here at Last? (Part 2)

Tara Dairman

Lipid-lowering Drugs Help Avert Neuropathy, Stroke

Amy Campbell

Weight-Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here At Last? (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

New Data on Avandia; New Warnings for TZD Drugs

Tara Dairman

Avandia Update

Tara Dairman

Type 2 Drug Avandia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

Jan Chait

The Best Medicine?

Tara Dairman

Good and Bad News About Diabetes and Cancer

Tara Dairman

New Combination Diabetes Drug Janumet Approved

Jan Chait

Practicing Medicine Without a License

Tara Dairman

Second Diabetes Drug Linked to Increased Fractures

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Drug Linked to Fracture Risk

Tara Dairman

Byetta Approved for Use With TZDs

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Generic Drugs

Amy Campbell

Metformin and Risk For Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Tara Dairman

Statin Studies Show Important Benefits for People With Diabetes

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading

Tara Dairman

New Diabetes Drug Januvia Approved by FDA

Tara Dairman

Not Taking Prescribed Drugs Linked with Death in People with Diabetes

Katharine Davis

Some Canadian Web Sites Sell Counterfeit Drugs

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