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Comparing second-line therapy options combined with metformin for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Comparing second-line therapy options combined with metformin for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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

In a nutshell This study explored the effects of different second-line therapies combined with metformin (Glucophage) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data showed that metformin combinations with a sulfonylurea (SU) had the lowest weight loss, the smallest effect of lowering blood glucose, and an overall, reduced health...

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Can eye drops with citicoline and vitamin B12 help to prevent worsening of diabetic eye disease?

Can eye drops with citicoline and vitamin B12 help to prevent worsening of diabetic eye disease?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of citicoline and vitamin B12 eye drops (OMK2) to prevent diabetic retinopathy (DR; eye disease) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that using these drops for 36 months improved eye function tests.  Some background Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a common cause of blindness through...

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Which heart procedure has better outcomes in patients with diabetes and heart disease?

Which heart procedure has better outcomes in patients with diabetes and heart disease?

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

In a nutshell This study compared two heart interventions for people with coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) led to better long-term outcomes than placing a stent in these patients. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the arteries which supply blood to...

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Evaluating the outcomes of cotadutide treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes

Evaluating the outcomes of cotadutide treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of cotadutide (MEDI0382) treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity. This study concluded that cotadutide treatment improved glycemic (blood sugar) control and weight loss in these patients. Some background T2D is commonly associated with obesity. About 70% of patients with T2D...

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Are all glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists equally safe and effective in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Are all glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists equally safe and effective in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at 8 glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). They found that all 8 were more effective than placebo and there were no significant differences in safety. Some background GLP-1RA is a type of diabetic medication that works by increasing natural...

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Effect of pioglitazone treatment in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus and liver disease.

Effect of pioglitazone treatment in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus and liver disease.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the effectiveness of pioglitazone (Actos) in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes (T2D) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The authors concluded that pioglitazone can significantly improve liver function in these patients. Some background NAFLD is the accumulation of fat cells in the...

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Can exercise improve nerve health of the heart in patients with diabetes?

Can exercise improve nerve health of the heart in patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether exercise can improve heart rate variability (HRV) for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that exercise improved HRV, which indicates better nerve health of the heart. Some background Over time, high blood glucose (sugar) from diabetes can cause nerve damage or neuropathy. People with diabetes...

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Can a closed-loop system reduce hypoglycemia after exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Can a closed-loop system reduce hypoglycemia after exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how the Diabeloop system managed exercise for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that people using this system did not have more hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar) on days with exercise. Some background Physical exercise is a cornerstone of good health. Its many benefits include improved heart...

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Is dapagliflozin add-on a good treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin?

Is dapagliflozin add-on a good treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this study, the authors evaluated the effectiveness of adding dapagliflozin (Farxiga) to insulin therapy in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study showed that compared to increasing insulin doses, dapagliflozin improved glucose control while reducing weight and hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood...

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