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What are the benefits of gastric-bypass surgery for patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery reduced the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions. Some background Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a condition where the body cannot absorb sugar properly after...

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What are the risk factors for prevent diabetic peripheral neuropathy in younger patients?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the risk factors associated with peripheral neuropathy among young people with diabetes. The authors concluded that there is a high rate of neuropathy among young patients, and it is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. They suggested that certain lifestyle changes may reduce the risk. Some background...

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Semaglutide is safe and effective as a second-line treatment in type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of two second-line therapies for type-2 diabetes. The authors concluded that once-weekly semaglutide was more effective than once-daily sitagliptin (Januvia); and that both drugs were safe.  Some background The first-line treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...

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Can turmeric improve blood glucose levels?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether turmeric, or compounds present in turmeric, could lower blood glucose levels in people with abnormal blood glucose levels. It was determined that compounds related to turmeric could reduce fasting blood glucose (FBG, blood glucose after a period without food or drink) concentrations and reduce HbA1c levels...

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Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are not associated with increased cancer risk

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the association between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors and cancer development in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that patients receiving DPP4 inhibitors were not at a greater risk of developing cancer.  Some background Management of type 2 diabetes requires stringent blood...

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Low carbohydrate diet and type 2 diabetes: an effective treatment strategy?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed published data on the effectiveness of a low carbohydrate diet for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. They found that a low carbohydrate diet reduced blood glucose levels and improved disease management. Some background Blood glucose (sugar) management is essential in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Medication...

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What are the risks for patients with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the consequences of having type 1 diabetes and celiac disease at the same time. The authors concluded that those with both conditions had an increased risk of experiencing fractures and/or hypoglycemia.   Some background Patients with celiac disease (CD) are unable to properly digest foods containing wheat,...

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