What We’re Reading: Arthritis Drug Researched for Treating Diabetes

This week, we’d like to direct your attention to the following articles at www.medlineplus.gov, a Web site run by the National Institutes of Health, and diabetes.about.com, a diabetes blog written by practicing nurse Debra Manzella. The articles are about a recent clinical trial of anakinra, an injected drug that is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The trial found that it also holds some promise for helping to manage Type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on April 12.

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This week, we’d like to direct your attention to the following articles at www.medlineplus.gov, a Web site run by the National Institutes of Health, and diabetes.about.com, a diabetes blog written by practicing nurse Debra Manzella. The articles are about a recent clinical trial of anakinra, an injected drug that is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The trial found that it also holds some promise for helping to manage Type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on April 12.

  • ANTHONY SERPE

    ARE FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS GOOD TO TAKE. PLEASE ADVISE. I VERY CONFUSED. THE FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS I HAVE ARE A GOOD PURE QUALITY.

  • Tara Dairman, Web Editor

    Hi Anthony,

    For a comprehensive consideration of fish oil supplements, please check out dietitian Amy Campbell’s recent blog entry, Fabulous Fish Oil Findings, Part 3. It also contains links to the first two entries in the series, which also address the issue. These entries should address your questions.