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Type 2 Diabetes – Which drug combination reduces blood sugar while causing the least side effects?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the blood sugar reduction and sid-effects associated with 4 different drug combinations in type 2 diabetes. Some background Metformin (Glucophage) decreases glucose production. It is often the first choice of treatment for type 2 diabetes. Commonly, other drugs are prescribed to be taken alongside...

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Can vitamin D supplementation improve blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether vitamin D supplementation can improve vitamin D levels, liver function and blood glucose levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Some background Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the immune system attacks the cells of the pancreas which produce insulin and patients therefore...

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Fitness and low blood glucose have to be achieved independently in type 1 diabetes

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether physical activity is associated with improved fitness and improved blood glucose levels. Some background Physical activity and good control of blood glucose levels are known to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Diabetics tend to have lower physical activity as physical activity can...

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Is diabetes associated with an earlier menopause?

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether diabetes is associated with an earlier menopause. Some background Menopause is a slow decline in the function of the ovaries and generally occurs in women between the age of 40 and 60. Certain factors such as smoking are known to be linked to an earlier menopause. It is believed that diabetes might have an...

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Do fluctuations in HbA1c increase the risk of diabetic retinopathy?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed whether variation in HbA1c in an individual increases the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Some background Chronic hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose levels) can result in damage to small blood vessels, leading to the various vascular complications associated with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) occurs...

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Can diabetes increase the risk for ‘the flu’?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

In a nutshell The authors analyzed the risk of influenza associated with diabetes. Some background Influenza, commonly called the ‘flu’, is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system including the nose, throat and lungs. Chronic diseases such as diabetes can increase the risk of experiencing influenza. Indeed, adults...

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