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Do SGLT2 inhibitors with or without metformin improve heart and kidney health?

Do SGLT2 inhibitors with or without metformin improve heart and kidney health?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at how SGTL2 inhibitors with or without metformin (Glucophage) affect heart and kidney health for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that these medications improve cardiovascular and kidney outcomes, whether or not patients are also taking metformin. Some background SGLT2 inhibitors are a group of T2D...

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Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the traditional diabetic diet (TDD) with a low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D). They found that the LCD resulted in better blood glucose (sugar) control and reduced need for diabetic medications compared to the TDD. Some background The traditional...

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Can gastric bypass surgery reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in obese individuals with type 1 diabetes?

Can gastric bypass surgery reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in obese individuals with type 1 diabetes?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the benefits and risks of gastric bypass surgery (GBS) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and obesity. They found that GBS was associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and heart failure in these patients. However it was also associated with increased episodes of high blood sugar and abuse...

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Reviewing medications to aid in weight loss

Reviewing medications to aid in weight loss

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This report gave an overview of oral medications to help in managing obesity.  Some background Obesity is a worldwide health issue. People with obesity are at increased risk of a variety of health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes (T2D), and several types of cancer. Obesity is complex, and there are multiple...

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Searching for patients with diabetic macular edema to trial a new gene therapy

Searching for patients with diabetic macular edema to trial a new gene therapy

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking to recruit patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) to trial a new gene therapy, ADVM-022. This trial is aiming to measure the time it takes for DME to worsen. This trial is being carried out in Puerto Rico and the United States. The details DME affects up to 10% of people with diabetes and is caused by fluid...

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Adding exenatide to insulin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes

Adding exenatide to insulin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This controlled trial looked at adding exenatide (Byetta) to intensive insulin treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who still had high blood sugar. It found that the exenatide improved blood sugar control and reduced body weight in these patients. Some background T2D is a metabolic condition in which the body does not...

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Can preconception care improve birth outcomes for women with diabetes?

Can preconception care improve birth outcomes for women with diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how pre-conception care (PCC) relates to outcomes for women with diabetes and their infants. It found that women who received PCC had improved blood sugar control during pregnancy and fewer birth defects and pre-term births. Some background Diabetes during pregnancy increases the risks to both the woman and the...

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