In a nutshell This study compared the risk of severe hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose levels) with insulin glargine-100 (Lantus) and insulin glargine-300 (Toujeo) for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that both medications improved glucose control, and insulin glargine-300 had a lower risk of hypoglycemia. Some background T1D is...Read More
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In a nutshell This review analysis looked at whether psyllium fiber supplements benefit patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that psyllium improves LDL cholesterol and blood sugar control for patients with T2D. Some background Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body cannot reduce high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood....Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at how gastric bypass weight-loss surgery affects kidney function for patients with type 2 diabetes, obesity, and early kidney disease. It found that weight-loss surgery improved kidney function more than standard medical care in these patients. Some background Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at increased risk...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness and safety of biological therapy ranibizumab (Lucentis) for patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) that has never been treated. After one year, patients’ vision had improved significantly, particularly for patients who received 5 injections instead of 4. Some background Diabetic...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined if an intensive diet and exercise plan could reduce blood glucose levels and body weight of patients with early type 2 diabetes (T2D). The results showed that an intensive lifestyle change significantly reduced the number of patients with T2D and patients’ body weight. Some background The high blood...Read More
Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?
In a nutshell This study examined which controlled blood glucose levels better in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) partaking in exercise – insulin pumps or a combination of insulin pumps and long-acting injections. The authors found that the combination was more effective for these patients. Some background Exercise has numerous...Read More
My mother was an ob-gyn who, after spending many year raising her daughters, returned to medicine in the capacity of a quality assurance medical director at a local hospital. In that work, one of her main concerns was reducing the number of patients that developed decubiti, or bedsores. Bedsores occur when a patient cannot move themselves and lay on the...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at whether tocotrienol-rich vitamin E (Tocovid; TVE) can improve nerve function for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that patients with diabetes taking TVE had improved nerve function. Some background T2D is a disorder involving high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. High blood glucose can damage...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at how medications similar to the GLP-1 hormone affect heart health for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that GLP-1-like medications did not significantly improve heart health, but reduced overall mortality. Some background T2D is a disorder in which the body does not respond well to the hormone insulin....Read More
Can therapy-resistant high blood pressure increase the risk of other health complications for patients with type 1 diabetes?
In a nutshell This study compared patients with therapy-resistant high blood pressure (HBP) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) to those who treated HBP to examine if these patients had more health complications. The results showed that patients with resistant HBP had a greater chance of having worse T1D complications, heart disease, and stroke than those...Read More
You may not realize it but your diabetes medication, metformin extended release, has been recalled. One of the places to look for information on recalls of medications is the Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page on the FDA website. The recall, on May 28, is for Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg by a...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were diagnosed with COVID-19. It found that patients with well-controlled blood glucose had fewer medical interventions and notably better survival. Some background COVID-19 is a highly infectious coronavirus that emerged in the Hubei province of China in late...Read More