Posts Tagged 'diabetes'

New Alerts Over Invokana Amputations

invokana increases risk of amputationsThose who suffer from Type II diabetes are well aware of the risks their disease brings. Medical professionals repeatedly emphasize the importance of keeping up with blood glucose levels, regulating the diet, and exercising. The outcomes of maintaining such vigilance are stark in their contrast. Comply, and you can live a fairly normal life. Fail to comply, however, and the consequences can be tragic.

Amputation; generally of the leg or foot, is among ...

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Trouble for Diabetes Drug Makers?

invokana and farxiga mdls to move forwardKnown 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.

Unfortunately, this relatively new class of drugs has already allegedly caused enough harm to warrant FDA action ...

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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 number of diabetics continues to rise in the U.S., prevention has in many cases turned to management. In fact, some statistics indicate that a full 50% ...

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Have Diabetes? You Might Want to Consider Pumping Iron.

weight lifting linked to diabetes controlDiabetics 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, weight training was never an obvious or well-known part of that regimen. Common medical thinking was that while exercise was beneficial, lifting weights provided little to no benefit. That ...

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New Study Shows Higher Rate of Diabetic Ketoacidosis with Invokana

diabetic ketoacidosis more prevalent with invokingA new study from the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care found that Type 1 diabetes patients who took Invokana (canagliflozin) alongside insulin therapy were more likely to experience diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a severe and potentially fatal blood condition that develops when too many blood acids, or ketones, are present in the body.

Invokana, which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, belongs to a group ...

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First Study on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use in Type 1 Diabetics Shows Increased Diabetic Ketoacidosis

sglt2 inhibitor results fall shortAccording to a Medscape article, the results of the first-ever Phase 2 study of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor use in type 1 diabetes patients have been reported—and they may not be as reassuring as many had hoped. The data were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2015 Meeting by Robert R. Henry, MD, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of ...

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