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Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes Burnout

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

“I just don’t think about my diabetes. It’s too complicated and I’m too busy.” “I’ve given up on carb counting and just eat whatever.” “If my blood sugar is out of range, I just don’t care.” “Family and friends don’t support me. ” “I feel hopeless.” If these...

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How effective and safe are SGLT2 inhibitors combined with insulin for type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of adding SGLT2 inhibitors to insulin in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The authors concluded that add-on SGLT-2 inhibitor therapy may be helpful for T1D, but should be carefully considered due to potential side effects. Some background The goal of T1D management is to reach and maintain...

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What are the long-term outcomes with second-line treatments in type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term glycemic (blood sugar) control of type 2 diabetes patients receiving second-line medications with or without metformin (Glucophage). This study concluded that GLP-1 receptor agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors and thiazolidinedione-based therapies offer a higher chance of long-term glycemic control compared to...

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Does a low-carbohydrate diet improve outcomes more than a moderate-carbohydrate diet in patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of a very low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet versus a moderate-carbohydrate diet in adults with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. This study concluded that the adults on the low-carbohydrate diet had greater reductions in HbA1c levels (average blood glucose over 3 months), body weight, and medication usage...

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My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

“I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, my bladder wakes up.” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience, you might have a condition called...

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My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

“I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, my bladder wakes up.” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience, you might have a condition called...

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How does a low-carbohydrate diet compare to a high-carbohydrate diet for the management of Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a high-carbohydrate diet on glycemic control and heart disease risk in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. This study concluded that both diets helped reduce body weight, HbA1c levels, and fasting blood glucose levels. However, the low-carbohydrate diet led to greater...

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What are the effects of a low-fat vegan diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of a low-fat vegan (plant-based) diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults. This study concluded that both pancreas function and insulin sensitivity significantly improved in these adults through a low-fat vegan diet. Some background Poor function of beta-cells in the pancreas...

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Does intensive blood pressure control provide beneficial outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 120 mm Hg or less is beneficial for patients with diabetes, and determined their outcomes. This study concluded that this intensive blood pressure control improves cardiovascular outcomes in those with diabetes. Some background Proper management of blood pressure (BP) in...

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How safe and effective is ertugliflozin in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the safety and effectiveness of ertugliflozin (Steglatro) as a single therapy for adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes despite diet and exercise. This study concluded that 1 year of ertugliflozin improved glycemic (blood sugar) control and reduced body weight and blood pressure, but increased genital...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Is IDegLira a suitable treatment for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the suitability of IDegLira for treating patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that using IDegLira was safe and effective at reducing blood-sugar levels.  Some background IDegLira is an injectable, fixed-ratio combination of basal insulin (degludec) and a glucagon-like peptide-1...

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