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Does insulin glargine-300 reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Does insulin glargine-300 reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

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...

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How safe and effective is biological therapy ranibizumab for patients with diabetic macular edema?

How safe and effective is biological therapy ranibizumab for patients with diabetic macular edema?

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

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...

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Can an intensive lifestyle change reduce diabetes symptoms in patients with early type 2 diabetes?

Can an intensive lifestyle change reduce diabetes symptoms in patients with early type 2 diabetes?

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

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...

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Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?

Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?

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

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...

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Wound Care

Wound Care

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

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...

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Evaluating GLP-1 medications and heart health in patients with type 2 diabetes

Evaluating GLP-1 medications and heart health in patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

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....

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Can therapy-resistant high blood pressure increase the risk of other health complications for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Can therapy-resistant high blood pressure increase the risk of other health complications for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

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...

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FDA Recalls

FDA Recalls

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

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...

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Does glucose control influence outcomes for patients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes?

Does glucose control influence outcomes for patients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

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...

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