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Does autoinjected exenatide suspension improve blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes on metformin therapy?

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

In a nutshell This study assessed the safety and effectiveness of a new formulation of exenatide compared to sitaglipitin in patients with sub-optimal blood sugar control taking metformin. This study concluded that exenatide reduced blood sugar levels over 3 months more effectively than sitaglipitin.  Some background There are many blood...

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Can a multivitamin prevent vitamin B-12 deficiency caused by metformin?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the relationship between metformin (Glucophage) use in older adults with diabetes and vitamin B-12 concentrations, and assess whether B-12 supplementation can alter this. Metformin use was shown to be linked to lower B-12 levels, and multivitamin use may be protective against this.  Some background...

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New: Effectiveness of lixisenatide does not depend on beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether lixisenatide (Adlyxin) was effective in patients with differing levels of beta cell function (the cells that produce insulin). The authors found that lixisenatide decreased blood glucose (blood sugar) levels regardless of beta cell function. Some background Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease....

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How effective are once weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review examined the safety and effectiveness of once weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that once weekly  GLP-1 RA drugs are convenient, safe and effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Some background Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) initially produce...

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Type 2 Diabetes – How do different therapy combinations affect cardiovascular health?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of 3 different therapy combinations on the occurrence of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. Some background There are a number of types of drugs that can be used to treat diabetes. Metformin (Glucophage) decreases glucose production, and is often the first choice of treatment...

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