Tag: type 2 diabetes

Finerenone Cuts CV Risk in T2D Across CKD Spectrum

New data on using the nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) finerenone to treat patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease did more than...

Pay Attention for Signs of Atypical Diabetes

It’s important to be alert for signs that a person with diabetes might be among the minority, of around 5%, who have an atypical type,...

Questions Remain as More ‘Twincretin’ Data in Diabetes Published

The streak of positive phase 3 trial results for the novel “twincretin” tirzepatide when treating patients with type 2 diabetes continued in a report in...

Task Force Affirms Routine Gestational Diabetes Testing

Asymptomatic pregnant women with no previous diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes should be screened for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks’ gestation or later,...

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis

A fully closed-loop artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia compared with standard insulin therapy in adult outpatients with type 2 diabetes requiring...

Warning on Risk of Serious Infections in Those With Diabetes

People with diabetes are at increased risk of hospitalization for infection, as well as infection-related mortality, shows a large US study that suggests the risk...

Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent metabolic surgery reported improved general health, mobility, and energy, along with less pain and diabetes-related concerns compared with...

Family Doctors Omit Tests for Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Nikita Stempniewicz U.S. primary care physicians are not properly checking patients with type 2 diabetes for chronic kidney disease (CKD) nearly as often as they...

Diabetes Drug’s New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate

The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include an unusual warning: They...

‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

HF Med Cornucopia Center Stage in Upcoming ESC Guideline: Preview

Today there are so many evidence-based drug therapies for heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) that physicians treating HF patients almost don’t know...

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater degree of hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, was associated with measurable cognitive impairment even among patients with...

FDA OKs Extended-Release Exenatide for Children With T2D

The Food and Drug Administration has approved exenatide extended release (Bydureon/Bydureon BCise, AstraZeneca) for use in children with type 2 diabetes down to 10 years...

Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program

Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrassed his wife but even...

Positive Top-Line Results for Empagliflozin in HFpEF

Treatment with the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin (Jardiance, Boehringer Ingelheim/Eli Lilly) significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure...

Digital Diabetes Coaching Systems: Too Expensive or Worthwhile?

Dr Anne L. Peters Digital coaching systems for type 2 diabetes “reduce the need for more expensive, in-person visits,” said Anne L. Peters, MD, arguing...

Project in Black Churches Improves A1c

Dr Gretchen Piatt A church-based diabetes self-management support intervention that incorporated parish nurses and peer leaders is feasible and may help improve diabetes-related outcomes in...

Heartburn Drugs Improve Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes

WASHINGTON—Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to...

Assays May Guide SGLT2 Inhibitor Use in High CV-Risk Diabetes

Heart failure (HF) guidelines and practice have been quick to embrace the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drug class after DAPA-HF, EMPEROR-Reduced, and other trials...

Walmart to Sell Cheaper Insulin; Advocates Say It’s Still Expensive

The retail giant Walmart has launched its first private brand of analog insulin in the United States called ReliOn Novolog (insulin aspart). The new product...

Best Blood Sugar Meds for Type 2 Diabetes

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You have type 2 diabetes, and you are already taking an old standby...

Diabetes and Sleep Disturbances Can Be a Lethal Combination

Dr Kristen L. Knutson A single, simple question about sleep habits asked to people with diabetes in the UK Biobank database identified a subgroup with...

‘Stunning’ Twincretin Beats Semaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes

Tirzepatide, a novel “twincretin” agent, was superior to 1-mg semaglutide treatments for reducing both hemoglobin A1c levels and body weight in patients with type 2...

More Data Link Unmanaged Diabetes, High Glucose to Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Unmanaged diabetes and high blood glucose levels are linked to more...

‘Staggering’ Doubling of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids During Pandemic

The incidence of type 2 diabetes in children appears to have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, data from two new US studies suggest, with the...