Tag: type 2 diabetes

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity

Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between...

New Study Pinpoints How Mediterranean Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

The known reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes associated with adoption of the Mediterranean diet appears specifically attributed to its beneficial effects on...

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women’s Odds for Diabetes

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their...

USPSTF Continues to Back Behavioral Intervention to Cut CVD Risk

Adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be offered or referred for behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity, the...

Metformin Improves Most Outcomes for T2D During Pregnancy

Women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin during pregnancy to control their blood glucose levels experience a range of benefits, including reduced weight gain,...

Empagliflozin Favorably Reshaped LVs in HFrEF Patients

Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin led to significant reductions in both left ventricular end systolic and diastolic volumes in two independent randomized studies of...

Omega-3, Vit-D Both Fail at AF Primary Prevention in VITAL-Rhythm

Clinical trials of omega-3 fatty acid or vitamin D supplements have followed a long and winding road in search of benefits in cardiovascular (CV) disease,...

Lancet Panel Calls for Urgent Global Action to Combat Diabetes

A panel convened by The Lancet has published a comprehensive report calling for major initiatives to improve diabetes prevention and care around the world.  ...

Data Contradict on Statin Effect in Diabetes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two observational studies have yielded opposite findings regarding the effect of...

Diabetes Screening Program in Optometry Offices to Expand

A program in which optometrists conduct in-office diabetes screening is now being expanded based on successful pilot data. The program is sponsored by VSP Vision...

Novel Drug Slows Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease

For patients with diabetic kidney disease, finerenone, an agent from a new class of selective, nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, led to significant reductions in combined...

Coffee, Green Tea May Help Against Type 2 Diabetes

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea...

US FDA Advises Against Dispensing Single Insulin Pens

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising clinicians to dispense insulin pens in their original sealed cartons to a single diabetes patient.  FDA...

Substance in Tears Could Be Used for Diabetes Monitoring

Dr Masakazu Aihara Measuring glycated albumin (glycoalbumin, GA) in tears could be a future way for those with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

PPIs Associated With Diabetes Risk, but Questions Remain

Regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large prospective analysis of the...

Metformin Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk

Older people taking metformin, the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, show significantly lower rates of dementia and cognitive decline compared to those with diabetes...

Higher ‘Time in Range’ May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Patients with type 2 or type 1 diabetes who stay in a blood glucose range of 70-180 mg/dL at least 70% of the time have...

British Protocol Allows Insulin-Treated Pilots to Fly Safely

A protocol developed in the UK that allows commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to fly airplanes has resulted in precise glycemic control during flight and...

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Shows Risk Factor Shift

Rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continue to rise in the United States, but unevenly so given how the incidence has become highest in the Hispanic...

Ertugliflozin Benefit Falls Short of Other SGLT2 Inhibitors

Further analyses from the cardiovascular outcome trial of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitor ertugliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes helped better define positive effects...

Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes

New research suggests that even moderate alcohol consumption may raise hypertension risk in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Investigators analyzed data from over 10,000...

Novel Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Incur High Costs in Medicare

Switching Medicare beneficiaries who have type 2 diabetes to one of the novel glucose-lowering medications could dramatically raise their out-of-pocket costs, thereby potentially hindering adherence,...

‘Dose-Response’ Between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes

The more patients with type 2 diabetes exercise, the greater their drop in A1c, according to a new post-hoc analysis of data collected during 6...

Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in children and adolescents than previously reported, new research...