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Do insulin analogues differ in effectiveness and safety for the treatment of diabetes?

Do insulin analogues differ in effectiveness and safety for the treatment of diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the effectiveness and safety of different long-acting and short-acting insulins for the treatment of patients with diabetes. The data supported the use of long-acting insulins instead of neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin (Humulin N; Novolin N), as basal insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Some...

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Do gliflozins or gliptins improve metabolic risk in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Do gliflozins or gliptins improve metabolic risk in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared canagliflozin (Invokana) to teneligliptin (Teneria) for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that canagliflozin led to greater improvement in body weight and metabolic outcomes in these patients. Some background T2D is a health condition of the metabolism. T2D prevents the body from responding well to the...

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Evaluating kidney and heart benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors for patients with diabetes and kidney disease

Evaluating kidney and heart benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors for patients with diabetes and kidney disease

Posted by on Oct 17, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at SGLT2 inhibitor medications for people with both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It found that SGLT2 inhibitors reduced worsening of the kidneys for these patients. Some background For people with diabetes, the body cannot control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood without treatment....

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How beneficial are foot-ankle flexibility and resistance exercises for preventing foot diabetic ulcer recurrence?

How beneficial are foot-ankle flexibility and resistance exercises for preventing foot diabetic ulcer recurrence?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the effect of foot-ankle flexibility and resistance exercises in the prevention and recurrence of plantar foot-diabetic ulcers. The authors concluded that foot-ankle flexibility and resistance exercises can reduce the recurrence of plantar foot-diabetic ulcers and improve diabetic neuropathy (DN; nerve damage) and...

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How effective is a new macrophage-regulating drug for wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers?

How effective is a new macrophage-regulating drug for wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the therapeutic benefit of topically applied ON101 (Fespixon) cream to an absorbent dressing (Hydrofiber; ConvaTec Ltd) on wound healing in patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The authors concluded that the therapeutic effectiveness of ON101 treatment of DFUs was better compared to absorbent...

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Does canagliflozin reduce the risk of hospitalization in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Does canagliflozin reduce the risk of hospitalization in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of canagliflozin (Invokana) on hospitalization occurrence in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that patients treated with canagliflozin were less likely to be admitted to the hospital than patients treated with placebo.  Some background Canagliflozin is a medication...

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Is closed-loop glucose control an effective treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes with serious kidney disease?

Is closed-loop glucose control an effective treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes with serious kidney disease?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of closed-loop glucose control treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) requiring dialysis. It found that compared to standard insulin therapy, closed-loop glucose control led to improved glucose control in these patients.  Some background Closed-loop glucose control is a form of insulin...

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Can a vegan diet improve diabetes?

Can a vegan diet improve diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether a vegan diet can improve type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that a vegan diet can lower glucose (sugar) levels for people with T2D. Some background Vegan diets have become more popular, for both health and ethical reasons. A vegan diet includes plant-based foods and avoids meat, eggs, or dairy. But can a vegan...

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Do eye injections reduce the risk of blindness in patients with severe diabetic eye disease?

Do eye injections reduce the risk of blindness in patients with severe diabetic eye disease?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of aflibercept (Eylea) eye injections for the treatment of severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (DR; diabetic eye disease). It found that more than half of the patients treated with aflibercept showed a significant improvement in DR after 6 months. Some background DR is one of...

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Is weight loss due to dulaglutide treatment dose-dependent in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Is weight loss due to dulaglutide treatment dose-dependent in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effect of administering 1.5 mg, 3 mg, and 4.5 mg of dulaglutide (Trulicity) on overall bodyweight reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors concluded that higher doses of dulaglutide caused more weight loss in these patients. Some background Abnormal or excessive levels of fat in the...

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