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diabetes mellitus | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Nature Medicine | Added Sep 05, 2021

Is closed-loop glucose control an effective treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes with serious kidney disease?

This study looked at the use of closed-loop glucose control treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) requiring dialysis. It found that compared to standard insulin therapy, closed-loop glucose control led to improved glucose control in these patients. 

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diabetes mellitus | Research | 10 pages | source: Nutrients | Added Aug 31, 2021

Can carotenoids help protect eyes from diabetic eye disease?

This study looked at the impact of carotenoids to protect against the development of diabetic retinopathy (DR; eye disease). It found that daily carotenoid supplementation may improve the health of the retina and improve subtle changes in vision caused by DR.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: Nutrients | Added Aug 29, 2021

Can a vegan diet improve diabetes?

This review looked at whether a vegan diet can improve type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that a vegan diet can lower glucose (sugar) levels for people with T2D.

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rheumatoid arthritis | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Annals of the rheumatic diseases | Added Aug 27, 2021

Is olokizumab a useful add-on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of olokizumab (Artlegia) as an add-on to methotrexate (Otrexup) treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. It found the olokizumab was associated with significant improvements in RA symptoms and physical function.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: JAMA ophthalmology | Added Aug 27, 2021

Do eye injections reduce the risk of blindness in patients with severe diabetic eye disease?

This study looked at the use of aflibercept (Eylea) eye injections for the treatment of severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (DR; diabetic eye disease). It found that more than half of the patients treated with aflibercept showed a significant improvement in DR after 6 months.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Diabetologia | Added Aug 24, 2021

Does continuous insulin infusion protect against diabetic eye disease?

This study looked at continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions (CSII) for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy (DR; eye disease). It found that compared to multiple daily injections of insulin (MDI), CSII resulted in a less worsening of DR.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Maturitas | Added Aug 22, 2021

Do SGLT2 inhibitors increase the risk of urogenital infections in patients with diabetes?

This study looked at the risk of urogenital infections in patients with diabetes taking sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. It found that SGLT2 inhibitors increase the risk of urogenital infections in women over 50 years of age, especially in the first month of treatment.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | 10 pages | source: Nutrients | Added Aug 19, 2021

Can supplements reduce inflammation for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

This review looked at whether antioxidant supplements can reduce inflammation for women with diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes; GDM). It found that supplements including omega-3, vitamin D, and magnesium reduced oxidation in the body for these women.

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diabetes mellitus | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: The New England Journal of Medicine | Added Aug 17, 2021

Is tirzepatide as effective as semaglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes?

This study looked at tirzepatide, a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, compared to semaglutide (Ozempic).  It found that, depending on the dose, tirzepatide was similarly or more effective at controlling blood glucose than semaglutide

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diabetes mellitus | Research | 10 pages | source: Scientific reports | Added Aug 15, 2021

Are vitamin B12 injections more effective than vitamin B12 tablets for treating diabetic nerve damage?

This study compared mecobalamin (vitamin B12) injections with mecobalamin tablets for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN; nerve damage). It showed that after 8 weeks of treatment, patients treated with mecobalamin injections showed signs of nerves being repaired, while no effects were seen in those taking the tablets.  

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