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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of polyethylene glycol loxenatide in patients with T2D

Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of polyethylene glycol loxenatide in patients with T2D

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness and risks of polyethylene glycol loxenatide (PEX168) as an add-on to metformin (Glucophage) therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that PEX168 is safe and works effectively in improving the blood sugar levels in these patients. Some background T2D is a...

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Real-time vs flash monitoring for T1D

Real-time vs flash monitoring for T1D

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to flash CGM for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that real-time CGM led to better glucose control and less hypoglycemia, both during daily activity and exercise. Some background Patients with T1D are unable to create the hormone insulin to regulate blood...

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Can chromium supplements improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Can chromium supplements improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of chromium supplements for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that chromium supplements improved blood glucose and insulin levels for these patients. Some background T2D is a condition in which the body does not respond well to the hormone insulin, which controls the amount of glucose (sugar)...

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Which diabetes management methods maximize glucose control for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Which diabetes management methods maximize glucose control for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This analysis compared diabetes treatments for how much of the time blood sugar is in the target range. It found that closed-loop systems, which combine a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and insulin pump, led to better outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Some background T1D is a disorder in which the body cannot produce the...

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Does blood glucose control influence heart disease?

Does blood glucose control influence heart disease?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether blood glucose control influenced heart disease and stroke for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that patients with better blood glucose control had a lower risk of heart disease and stroke over the following 8 years. Some background T2D is a disorder in which the body does not respond well to the...

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Can weight loss surgery improve erectile function in men with diabetes?

Can weight loss surgery improve erectile function in men with diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of weight loss surgery on sexual functioning for men with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that fewer men experienced erectile dysfunction (ED) following surgery. Some background T2D is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not respond well to the hormone insulin and cannot create enough insulin to...

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Looking for participants to trial the impact of tailored meals and nutrition education for uncontrolled diabetes

Looking for participants to trial the impact of tailored meals and nutrition education for uncontrolled diabetes

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating the effect of medically tailored meals and nutrition education via tele-health for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). The outcomes include changes in blood glucose control, body weight, and confidence in self-managing care. This study is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United...

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Can insulin glargine 300 reduce hypoglycemia risk?

Can insulin glargine 300 reduce hypoglycemia risk?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) switching to either insulin glargine 300 (Toujeo) or insulin glargine 100 (Lantus). It found that both types of insulin glargine improved blood glucose control, and insulin glargine 300 had a lower risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose levels) outside of a clinical...

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Can metformin reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in diabetic patients?

Can metformin reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in diabetic patients?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether metformin (Glucophage) can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer for patients with diabetes. It found that patients who had been treated with metformin may have a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Some background Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer occurs...

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Do SGLT2 inhibitors reduce heart disease compared to DPP-4 inhibitors?

Do SGLT2 inhibitors reduce heart disease compared to DPP-4 inhibitors?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects on heart disease for SGLT2 inhibitors vs DPP-4 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that patients using SGLT2 inhibitor medications had lower rates of heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. Some background T2D is a disorder of high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. T2D...

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