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Using Metformin Along With Other Drugs

Using Metformin Along With Other Drugs

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Metformin has become the standard first-line therapy for diabetes patients with low cardiovascular risk. But several other diabetes medications are out there, which makes you wonder if it might be a good idea to use one or more of them in addition…

New Treatment for Neuropathy Pain

New Treatment for Neuropathy Pain

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High-frequency spinal cord stimulation appears to be a promising and effective treatment for the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a new report…

Whole Grains Might Lower Diabetes Risk

Whole Grains Might Lower Diabetes Risk

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Eating more whole-grain foods might lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new report. The finding was delivered at a “virtual conference” called Nutrition Live Online 2020…

How Smartphones Fight Retinopathy

How Smartphones Fight Retinopathy

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It would be great if we had an inexpensive and fast way to diagnose diabetic retinopathy. A team of researchers in Germany and India now say that they just might have found it…

Metformin pills on table -- Metformin After Surgery

Metformin As Protection After Surgery

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A study published online in the medical journal JAMA Surgery indicates that the oral diabetes metformin appears to shield diabetes patients from harmful complications after surgery…

Doctor using technology -- Artificial Pancreas Passes Test

Artificial Pancreas Passes Test

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The results of a six-month test of an artificial pancreas system have just been reported in The New England Journal of Medicine and the findings are impressive…

Fighting Depression Diabetes

Fighting Depression in Diabetes

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A new study from researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine, however, indicates that exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can do a lot to combat diabetes-related depression…

Choosing Diabetes Treatment: A Simpler Way

Choosing Diabetes Treatment: A Simpler Way

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Using measures easily obtained in a clinic, such as age at diagnosis, body-mass index (BMI) and sex can help health-care providers determine what type of treatment might be best for a person with type 2 diabetes..

Low-Carb Breakfast Diabetes Control

Low-Carb Breakfast for Diabetes Control

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Cutting carbs at breakfast might help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar throughout the entire day, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

Race and Retinopathy

Race and Retinopathy

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Race can affect the risk of developing retinopathy in people with #diabetes, according to a new study published in JAMA Opthalmology…

Smart Insoles for Foot Ulcers

Smart Insoles for Foot Ulcers

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A report from Great Britain says that wearing pressure-sensing smart insoles can lower the recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers by as much as 86 percent…

Lowering Insulin Costs

Lowering Insulin Costs

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Are expensive items better than less costly ones? When it comes to insulin, it doesn’t seem so, according to a new study…

Personality Diabetes Risk

Personality and Diabetes Risk

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Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person? When it comes to developing Type 2 diabetes, it might make a difference, according to surprising new research…

New Plan for Lowering Drug Costs

New Plan for Lowering Drug Costs

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Addressing an issue that has been increasingly getting national attention, officials of the Trump administration have proposed a plan for lowering drug costs…

Arthritis Drug for Blood Sugar Control?

Arthritis Drug for Blood Sugar Control?

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A medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis might also be useful in lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a recent report in the Journal of Endocrinology…

Metformin Heart Failure

Metformin for Heart Failure

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Metformin, a medication commonly used to treat diabetes, might be effective in preventing a common type of heart failure, according to new research from the University of Arizona…

New Dry Eye Treatment

New Dry Eye Treatment

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About half of all people with diabetes have dry eye, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Learn about a new treatment for the condition recently approved by the FDA…

Choosing Over-the-Counter Meds

Choosing Over-the-Counter Meds

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Go into just about any drugstore and you’ll find row after row of all kinds of medicines. It can be confusing for anyone, but perhaps even more so for people with diabetes…

Metformin and Gestational Diabetes

Metformin and Gestational Diabetes

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Data indicates that long-term use of metformin, the well-known diabetes medication that decreases the amount of glucose users absorb from their food, has a powerful effect on preventing the development of Type 2 diabetes in women who have had gestational diabetes…

The Benefits of CGM for Type 2 Diabetes

The Benefits of CGM for Type 2 Diabetes

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People with Type 2 diabetes might have better success managing their blood sugar by using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device instead of intermittent blood testing, suggests a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine…

AI Eye Care

Eye Care Through AI

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Researchers have developed a computing system using AI that has proven to be extremely accurate in identifying diabetes patients who have diabetic eye retinopathy and related eye diseases…

Fitbit Diabetes Business

Fitbit Gets Into the Diabetes Business

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Fitbit, a company that has become well-known for its activity trackers (wearable fitness devices that monitor things like heart rate and steps walked), recently announced it was making a substantial investment in diabetes technology…

FDA Approves Dexcom G6 CGM

FDA Approves Dexcom G6 CGM

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The FDA has approved the Dexcom G6, which removes the need for fingerstick calibration and is the first type of continuous glucose monitoring system allowed to be used as part of an integrated system with other compatible electronic interfaces and medical devices…

Metformin for Children

Metformin for Children

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According to a new study from scientists at the University of Adelaide, the popular diabetes drug metformin might be suitable for use in children…

Victoza and Heart Health

Victoza and Heart Health

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Victoza was recently approved for reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events in adults who have both Type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease…

Plastics and Diabetes

Plastics and Diabetes

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Today we rely on plastics for such a wide variety of uses that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. However, although there has been no convincing evidence linking plastics to disease, questions still linger about their safety…

A New Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A New Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just given the green light for the marketing of a new device for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Known as the dermaPACE system, it’s the first shock-wave device for foot ulcers…

Diabetes and Depression Around the World

Diabetes and Depression Around the World

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It’s understandable that anyone with diabetes might experience occasional bouts of depression, but a new study has found that diabetes-related depression is a global phenomenon, although rates vary by country.

Diabetic Neuropathies on the Rise

Diabetic Neuropathies on the Rise

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Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes. A new study has found that two rare diabetic neuropathies are on the rise in the United States…

Stress Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain

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Can stress make you fat? Yes, according to a new study. It found that stress on the job leads not only to overeating but also to unhealthy food choices…

Seal Oil Neuropathy

Seal Oil, Neuropathy

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New research suggests that a seal-oil supplement “may have the potential to have a regenerative effect” on nerves. Learn more about seal oil and neuropathy…

Hypothalamus Overeating

The Hypothalamus and Overeating

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Researchers have concluded that obesity causes inflammation in the hypothalamus, which changes the function of nerve cells that regulate how much we eat…

CBT Pain

CBT for Pain

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A study in people with Type 2 diabetes and neuropathy indicates that talk therapy can be a useful treatment for the condition. Learn about CBT for pain…

Reversing Prediabetes

Reversing Prediabetes

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Adults who lose weight within a year of receiving a diagnosis of prediabetes are significantly more likely to return to normal glucose tolerance than those who don’t…

White Fat to Brown Fat

White Fat to Brown Fat

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Experts say that there are two kinds of body fat cells — “bad” ones and “good” ones. The bad ones store energy and the good ones burn energy…

PCOS Fertility

PCOS and Fertility

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An analysis reports that overweight women with PCOS who are planning to have fertility treatments might have a better outcome if they lose weight…

How Much Do You Know About Smoking?

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Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the past 20 years, you’re undoubtedly aware of all the research demonstrating the dangers of smoking. Nevertheless, certain interesting facts about cigarette smoking may have escaped your attention…

Kidney Disease Warnings

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Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney failure. Over 40,000 of those people have diabetes, which led to their kidney disease. That’s why it’s crucial for anyone with diabetes to know the facts about kidney disease.

The Lasting Benefits of Losing Weight

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If you’ve been told recently that you have Type 2 diabetes, the last thing you should do is feel helpless. There’s actually one really important thing you can start working on to improve your health. And you can, and should, do it fast.

Needle Anxiety

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There can’t be many people who actually like giving themselves injections, but to what extent people might dislike it can vary a lot…

Dealing With Prediabetes

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Nearly 24 million people in the United States are estimated to have diabetes. That’s a big number. But it’s not nearly as big as the estimated number who have prediabetes – 57 million…

One More Pill?

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If you’re already taking a few medicines, you might not welcome news that you should take yet another. But if a pill could save your life, you’d probably think about it…

Save Money on Your Meds

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With prices going up on so many items these days, consumers need all the help they can get. That’s why it’s useful to know about programs that can help people save on prescription drugs…

What’s in Your Blood?

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It’s common knowledge these days that a crucial part of a physical checkup is a blood test. And for the prevention of heart disease, it’s important to know one’s cholesterol levels – how much LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad”) cholesterol and HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good”) cholesterol is in the blood…

Diet and Neuropathy

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One of the most common complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. Symptoms include tingling or burning sensations, numbness, insensitivity to pain or temperature, cramps, loss of balance…

 

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