Posts Tagged 'Type 2 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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L.A. Court Grants Motion to Unseal Images from Byetta Study

byetta study images to be unsealedThe Superior Court of California for the District of Los Angeles has granted Byetta plaintiffs’ motion to unseal images from a 273-day monkey study conducted by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca. According to a court document, the ruling was made at a July 9 status conference.

Byetta is a widely prescribed type 2 diabetes medication belonging to the incretin mimetic class of drugs. Despite its popularity, Byetta has been the subject ...

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Promising Statin Replacement Demonstrates Ability to Lower LDL Cholesterol

The 2014 Scientific Sessions at the American College of Cardiology highlighted a new class of cholesterol drugs aimed at lowering LDL. These drugs, called PSCK9 inhibitors, may be an effective substitute for widely used statins like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. An article by the Cleveland Clinic notes that this class of drugs may prove promising for situations in which statins are either ineffective or not tolerated well by the patient.

An alternative to statins is especially relevant ...

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CDC Estimates 40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Type II Diabetes

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a dramatic increase in the percentage of Americans who are predicted to develop diabetes at some point in their lives. An article by HealthDay News reports the findings of the CDC study that were published August 13, 2014 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The majority of the people with diabetes have Type II, wherein the body either does not produce enough insulin or is resistant ...

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Research Shows a Variety of Factors Contribute to Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is most commonly associated with obesity and lack of exercise, yet new research suggests that many other factors are in play. A story from Medline Plus details new studies that seek to further understand these contributing factors to the development of Type 2 diabetes. For example, recent research has shown a strong correlation between the development of diabetes and genetic mutations, family history, and a hormone called amylin. Lipitor is also linked with ...

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