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  • Trouble for Diabetes Drug Makers?
    Known as SGLT2 inhibitors for short, sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are a class of drugs intended for certain individuals with Type II diabetes. The drugs prevent glucose from being absorbed in the kidneys and reduce glucose in the blood by causing it to be expelled in the urine. Unfor...
  • New Year, New Focus on Managing Your Diabetes
    It’s a new year and if you’re like most, you’re considering at least one way that you might try to improve your life as we move through 2017. For many, that also means considering how they can better manage their health and wellness; including how they’re treating their diabetes. As the numb...
  • Invokana May Actually Increase Risk of Diabetes Amputations
    The effects of diabetes on a patient’s body are numerous and wide-ranging. In some cases, the inability to regulate insulin production is the only impact and is resolved in a seemingly simple way. Injection, diet, or an insulin pump that be used to take over sugar regulation for the diabetic. In o...
  • Have Diabetes? You Might Want to Consider Pumping Iron.
    Diabetics have long-since known that managing their health and well-being is a critical part of the overall management of their disease. Maintaining proper dietary intakes, monitoring insulin and sugar levels, and exercising have been staples of diabetic treatment for a long time. Interestingly, wei...
  • Novo Nordisk Diabetes Drugs Receive FDA Approval
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two of Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drugs for sale in the United States. The Danish pharmaceutical company can now market insulin drugs Tresiba and Ryzodeg with a warning that the drugs should not be used in patients with high blood ketone levels...
  • Prevalence of Diabetes Continues to Worsen
    When most people hear an alarm, their first instinct is to determine if their lives are in jeopardy. When a fire alarm goes off, you quickly try to determine the extent and location of the fire. When the emergency broadcast system conducts a test you listen to find out if it is a test or if somethin...
  • New Implantable Diabetes Pump Outperforms Januvia
    Intarcia Therapeutics Inc. has released clinical research that, according to the company’s CEO, shows that their new diabetes pump will have “broad appeal in the market.” Intarcia, a private biotech firm from Boston, reported that their new implantable pump, called ITCA 650, performed better i...
  • New SGLT2 Inhibitor Joins Troubled Class of Diabetes Drugs
    According to a Nasdaq report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s new type 2 diabetes drug, Synjardy. Synjardy is the latest in a new line of diabetes medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, called SGLT2 inhibitors ...
  • Organized Programs Found to be Effective in Fighting Diabetes
    A recently published review found evidence that organized diet and exercise programs designed to prevent diabetes may truly be helpful in delaying or preventing the disease. The report was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Reuters. The findings of this study on diabetes pr...
  • Preventing Diabetes with a Pill?
    When we think about clinical trials we think about sterile rooms filled with people wearing white coats and carrying tablet computers. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that there are patients on the other side of those trials – patients who want nothing more than for the trial to go well. In ...
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