Type 2 Diabetes

Putting Diabetes Tools 'in The Pocket' Improves A1c Control

"Convenient access to portal self-management tools through a mobile device could significantly improve [type 2] diabetes management," researchers report. Medscape Medical News
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Longer Lactation Might Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Longer duration of lactation is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published online Feb. 10 in Diabetes Care. Sylvia...
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What Are The Most Prescribed Medications For Type 2 Diabetes?

Changes in labeling, formularies, and drug formulations were among the factors contributing to shifts in type 2 diabetes drug prescribing practices in the US. Medscape Medical News
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Trulicity Ok'd For Primary, Secondary Mace Prevention

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The FDA expanded indications for the diabetes drug dulaglutide (Trulicity) to include major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) risk reduction in adults with type 2 diabetes, drugmaker Eli Lilly announced -- and not just...
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Long-term Antidepressant Use Appears To Raise Risk For T2dm

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Long-term antidepressant use increases the risk for type 2 diabetes onset in a time- and dose-dependent manner, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Diabetes Care. Hiroyuki Miidera, from the National Institute...
Related topics: Depression, Antidepressants, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Hba1c Levels Lower In Older, Multimorbid Patients With T2dm

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- A higher proportion of older and multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes achieve low hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Rozalina G....
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Patients Frequently Refuse Insulin Therapy, Delaying Blood Sugar Control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness.
Related topics: Insulin, Blood Sugar (glucose), Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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'striking Paradox' Of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm

"The paradox and misalignment of treatment intensity with patients' needs is really striking," says the lead author of a national study of adults with type 2 diabetes. Medscape Medical News
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Sodium-glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect The Heart

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Heart...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

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Aha News: Domestic Abuse May Do Long-term Damage To Women's Health

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who experience domestic abuse may be more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The British study, published this week in the Journal...
Related topics: Domestic Abuse, American Diabetes Association, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Medical Research

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2002 To 2015 Saw Increase In Incidence Of Diabetes In Youth

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- From 2002 to 2015, there was a constant increase in the incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth, according to research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Medical Research, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Diabetes Among U.s. Young, Especially Asians, Continues To Climb

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says. Researchers analyzed type 1 and type 2 diabetes among 5- to 19-year-olds. They found rates were...
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New Study Adds To Evidence Of Diabetes Drug Link To Heart Problems

A new study adds to evidence that rosiglitazone -- a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes -- is associated with an increased risk of heart problems, especially heart failure.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Heart Failure

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Va Tests Keto Diet In Diabetic Patients; Skeptics Raise Red Flags

The VA has partnered with Virta Health, a startup that has developed a system of remote coaching for people with type 2 diabetes to help them follow the keto diet. Some health experts are concerned. Kaiser Health News
Related topics: Diet, Diabetes, Startup

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Shift Workers At Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke And Type 2 Diabetes

Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person's risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals, employers and physicians can all take steps to...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Diabetes

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Agricultural Area Residents In Danger Of Inhaling Toxic Aerosols

Excess selenium from fertilizers and other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new UC Riverside research. The UCR research team conducted previous studies in...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Asthma, Diabetes, Medical Research

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First Approval For Fast-acting Lispro For Diabetes; Eu Oks Oral Semaglutide

EMA panel recommends approval of oral GLP-1 agonist semaglutide for type 2 diabetes. It has also given the thumbs up to a mealtime, or fast-acting form, of insulin lispro for adults with diabetes. International Approvals
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Insulin

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Monthly News Roundup - January 2020

Trijardy XR: A Triple Drug Combo Approved for Type 2 Diabetes In January, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved once-daily Trijardy XR (empagliflozin, linagliptin, and metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) to lower blood...
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Human And Analogue Insulins Equivalent For Major Outcomes

]]>(MedPage Today) -- There was no difference between human and analogue insulin in terms of cardiovascular and mortality outcomes, but cost is another matter, said authors of a large retrospective study. With data on 127,000 adults with type 2...
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Researchers Obtain 'high-definition' View Of Diabetes-related Proteins

Scientists have examined a key receptor for the first time at high resolution—broadening understanding of how it might function, and opening the door to future improvements in treating conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Proteins

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