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Reducing LDL cholesterol may prevent heart disease in patient with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if using statins to lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with high cholesterol and eye damage reduced the risk for cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and deaths. The main finding of the study was that lowering LDL...

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How safe and effective is dapagliflozin add-on in type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of the study was to investigate how safe and effective dapagliflozin (Forxiga, Farxiga) is as an add-on therapy to insulin in type 1 diabetes. The main finding of the study was that dapagliflozin led to better blood sugar control and weight loss but increased the risk of complications in these patients. Some background The aim of...

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Continuing versus stopping sitagliptin when starting insulin glargine therapy in type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effects of continuing versus stopping sitagliptin (Januvia) when starting insulin glargine (Lantus) therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. The main finding of the study was that those who continued sitagliptin after starting insulin glargine had better blood glucose control without an increase in side...

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Vitamin C supplementation can decrease blood sugar levels and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study investigated whether taking an ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supplement can improve blood sugar control and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study found that vitamin C supplementation decreased blood sugar levels and lowered blood pressure in these patients. Some background Ascorbic acid (AA) is also known...

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Evaluating laser photocoagulation for patients with diabetic macular edema

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of laser photocoagulation for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. This study concluded that this procedure lowered the chances of vision loss and improved symptoms within 1 to 3 years. Some background Some patients with diabetes may develop problems with their vision due to diabetic...

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Large changes in day-to-day blood sugar levels and the risk of hypoglycemia

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the day-to-day self-monitored blood glucose level differences and the risk of hypoglycemia in insulin-treated patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The study found that bigger differences in day-to-day blood glucose levels were associated with a higher risk of hypoglycemia...

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Risk Factors for developing an additional autoimmune disease in patients with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk factors of developing other autoimmune diseases in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The study found that an older age at the time of diagnosis of T1D and female sex were risk factors for developing additional autoimmune diseases.  Some background Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease...

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The effect of peanuts and almonds on blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effect of almonds and peanuts, as part of a low carbohydrate diet, on blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study found that both almonds and peanuts decreased blood glucose levels in these patients.  Some background A low carbohydrate diet (LCD) is effective in reducing weight,...

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Can albiglutide prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of albiglutide (Tanzeum) in preventing cardiovascular events (CVE) such as heart attacks and strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease. The main finding was that albiglutide reduced the risk of CVE in these patients. Some background Patients with...

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