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Which diabetic drug is safer for older patients with type 2 diabetes, linagliptin or glimepiride?

Which diabetic drug is safer for older patients with type 2 diabetes, linagliptin or glimepiride?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of two medications, linagliptin (Trajenta) and glimepiride (Amaryl). It found that the medications had the same risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart-related death, while linagliptin was associated with a lower risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose level). Some background There...

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Is dapagliflozin safe and effective as add-on for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Is dapagliflozin safe and effective as add-on for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of adding dapagliflozin (Forxiga) in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that patients treated with dapagliflozin had better blood glucose (sugar) control and more weight loss after 12 months than patients treated with placebo. Some background Dapagliflozin belongs...

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Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the traditional diabetic diet (TDD) with a low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D). They found that the LCD resulted in better blood glucose (sugar) control and reduced need for diabetic medications compared to the TDD. Some background The traditional...

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Could daily insulin injections be replaced by weekly injections in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Could daily insulin injections be replaced by weekly injections in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the treatment of type 2 diabetes with either daily or weekly insulin injections. They found that weekly insulin was as safe and effective as daily injections. Some background Glycated hemoglobin (Hba1c) is a measurement of how well a person’s blood sugars are controlled over a 3 month period. This is...

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Looking for participants to trial the impact of tailored meals and nutrition education for uncontrolled diabetes

Looking for participants to trial the impact of tailored meals and nutrition education for uncontrolled diabetes

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating the effect of medically tailored meals and nutrition education via tele-health for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). The outcomes include changes in blood glucose control, body weight, and confidence in self-managing care. This study is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United...

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Can insulin glargine 300 reduce hypoglycemia risk?

Can insulin glargine 300 reduce hypoglycemia risk?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) switching to either insulin glargine 300 (Toujeo) or insulin glargine 100 (Lantus). It found that both types of insulin glargine improved blood glucose control, and insulin glargine 300 had a lower risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose levels) outside of a clinical...

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Is dulaglutide more effective than insulin glargine for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article looked at the effectiveness of dulaglutide (Trulicity) compared to insulin glargine (Lantus) for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study concluded that dulaglutide is more effective for these patients compared to insulin glargine. Some background Metformin is recommended as a first-line treatment for...

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Evaluating a combination therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a combination treatment between sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonists for patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study concluded that combination treatment improved blood glucose control and reduced weight loss for...

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Evaluating combination therapy versus metformin only for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether adding vildagliptin (Galvus) to metformin (Glucophage) could improve the duration of blood glucose control for patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). The authors found that this treatment combination improved long-term blood glucose control for these patients. Some background...

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Evaluating oral semaglutide compared to liraglutide injection in patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of oral semaglutide with liraglutide administered via subcutaneous (under the skin) injection in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors concluded that both treatments were similarly safe and effective in these patients. Some background Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP1)...

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Long-term outcomes of pioglitazone plus insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of long-term pioglitazone (Actos) treatment on outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) taking insulin. The authors concluded that this treatment lowered mortality risk for these patients. Some background As T2D progresses, more intensive treatment may be required. Typically, this means increasing...

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