In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of switching from multiple insulin injections to a continuous insulin pump in patients with type 1 diabetes. They concluded that insulin pump therapy effectively improved blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes who switched from multiple daily insulin injections. Some background...Read More
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In a nutshell This study investigated if combining bariatric surgery with medical therapy was more effective in treating type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery in combination with medical therapy was more effective in improving diabetes symptoms in these patients. Some background Bariatric surgery is a...Read More
Can a bionic pancreas effectively provide day-to-day glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes?
In a nutshell This study investigated if a bionic pancreas, that releases insulin and glucagon (bihormonal), could improve glycemic (blood sugar) control in patients with type 1 diabetes. They found that the bionic pancreas was more effective than a conventional insulin pump in monitoring and managing glycemia in these patients. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of IDegLira, a combination insulin drug, on outcomes in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. They found that IDegLira improved glycemic (blood sugar) control and aided weight loss in these patients. Some background The treatment of type 2 diabetes is to achieve glycemic control. This can slow...Read More
Do blood sugar medications increase heart attack risk in patients with diabetes receiving dialysis for kidney disease?
In a nutshell This study investigated if medications used to treat high blood sugar increased the risk of heart attack in patients with diabetes and end-stage kidney disease undergoing dialysis. This study concluded that patients taking non-insulin drugs were more likely to have a heart attack. Some background Diabetes is an illness that...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between gestational diabetes and a risk of developing breast cancer. This study showed that women who developed gestational diabetes in 2 or more pregnancies had an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Some background Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that occurs in...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of SGLT2 inhibitors in addition to insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It determined that these drugs improve glycemic control (control of blood glucose levels), but increase the risk of some side effects. Some background SGLT2 is a protein in the kidneys that is important...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the effect of metformin (Glucophage) on control of blood glucose levels (glycemic control) in overweight and obese young people with type 1 diabetes. It determined that metformin lead to slight improvements in HbA1c levels (average blood glucose over the last 3 months). Some background Overweight or obese...Read More
“Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.” ~ Shakespeare “Eyes that do not cry, do not see.” ~Proverb Great poetry has been written about the eyes. Yet do you know much about them? Let’s follow light as it goes into your eye, take a look at the inside of your eyes and learn some facts you probably didn’t...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined whether closed-loop or “automated” delivery of insulin would be a suitable treatment for pregnant women with type-1 diabetes. The authors concluded that the closed-loop therapy successfully controlled blood-sugar levels during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Some background Type-1 diabetes (T1D) occurs...Read More
Is insulin degludec more effective than insulin glargine U100 at reducing hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of insulin degludec (Tresiba) versus insulin glargine U100 (Lantus) on hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found the number of hypoglycemic episodes was significantly lower in patients receiving insulin degludec. Some background Insulin therapy is a...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether taking a protein supplement before a meal could improve the effectiveness of galvus (Vildagliptin) in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that vildagliptin was more effective when given with a protein ‘preload’. Some background Incretins are hormones that are made in the intestines...Read More