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Is there a relationship between high HbA1C levels and delayed gastric emptying?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether or not there was a relationship between high HbA1c levels (average blood glucose over 3 months) and delayed gastric emptying. The authors concluded that those with higher HbA1c levels were more likely to experience delayed gastric emptying. Some background Gastroparesis is condition where the stomach...

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Are SGLT2 inhibitors a good complement to insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether SGLT-2 inhibitors were effective as a complement to insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes. The authors concluded that SGLT-2 Inhibitors had the potential to be a complementary treatment option. Some background Patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) do not produce enough insulin (a hormone) to control their...

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What are the benefits of gastric-bypass surgery for patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery reduced the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions. Some background Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a condition where the body cannot absorb sugar properly after...

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What are the risk factors for prevent diabetic peripheral neuropathy in younger patients?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the risk factors associated with peripheral neuropathy among young people with diabetes. The authors concluded that there is a high rate of neuropathy among young patients, and it is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. They suggested that certain lifestyle changes may reduce the risk. Some background...

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Semaglutide is safe and effective as a second-line treatment in type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of two second-line therapies for type-2 diabetes. The authors concluded that once-weekly semaglutide was more effective than once-daily sitagliptin (Januvia); and that both drugs were safe.  Some background The first-line treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...

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Can turmeric improve blood glucose levels?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether turmeric, or compounds present in turmeric, could lower blood glucose levels in people with abnormal blood glucose levels. It was determined that compounds related to turmeric could reduce fasting blood glucose (FBG, blood glucose after a period without food or drink) concentrations and reduce HbA1c levels...

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