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How does a low-carbohydrate diet compare to a high-carbohydrate diet for the management of Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a high-carbohydrate diet on glycemic control and heart disease risk in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. This study concluded that both diets helped reduce body weight, HbA1c levels, and fasting blood glucose levels. However, the low-carbohydrate diet led to greater...

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What are the effects of a low-fat vegan diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of a low-fat vegan (plant-based) diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults. This study concluded that both pancreas function and insulin sensitivity significantly improved in these adults through a low-fat vegan diet. Some background Poor function of beta-cells in the pancreas...

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Does intensive blood pressure control provide beneficial outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 120 mm Hg or less is beneficial for patients with diabetes, and determined their outcomes. This study concluded that this intensive blood pressure control improves cardiovascular outcomes in those with diabetes. Some background Proper management of blood pressure (BP) in...

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How safe and effective is ertugliflozin in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the safety and effectiveness of ertugliflozin (Steglatro) as a single therapy for adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes despite diet and exercise. This study concluded that 1 year of ertugliflozin improved glycemic (blood sugar) control and reduced body weight and blood pressure, but increased genital...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Is IDegLira a suitable treatment for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the suitability of IDegLira for treating patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that using IDegLira was safe and effective at reducing blood-sugar levels.  Some background IDegLira is an injectable, fixed-ratio combination of basal insulin (degludec) and a glucagon-like peptide-1...

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Does gestational diabetes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM; diabetes first diagnosed in pregnancy) on developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. It was determined that GDM was associated with a higher risk of developing T2D, high blood pressure, and ischemic heart disease. Some background The...

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Effectiveness and safety of faster aspart

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) with conventional insulin aspart (IAsp) in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that faster aspart may be better at controlling blood glucose levels, without increasing the risk of side effects. Some background Reducing...

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