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Diabetes, Obesity Linked by Missing Protein

It’s been clear now for decades that obesity is somehow linked to the development of diabetes. As Americans have grown to staggering proportions, diabetes diagnoses have risen accordingly, even among teens. Exactly why this is the case isn’t fully understood, …

New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Prevention Link

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that a new clinical trial to research vitamin D’s role in diabetes prevention has begun. The “large-scale” study, nicknamed D2d, will look at around 2,500 people over the age of 30 …

Insulin Pump Sensors Reduce Hypoglycemia, Shows Study

A new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that certain sensors on insulin pumps can significantly decrease hypoglycemic episodes in those with type 1 diabetes. The sensors in question detect when blood sugar …

Millions of Blood Glucose Test Strips Recalled by the FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Nova Diabetes Care has voluntarily recalled its glucose test strips. The recalled strips are marketed under the “Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips” and “Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits” …

FDA Warns Companies Selling Fake, Illegal Diabetes Treatments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it is “taking action” to remove illegal diabetes treatments from store shelves. The agency has sent letters to 15 companies, notifying them that their products illegal. “The FDA is …

New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels …

Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was Previously Thought
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For half a century one of the most popular and most-prescribed classes of diabetes drugs has been biguanides, which includes the drug metformin. Metformin helps to keep liver glucose output in check, which, in turn, keeps blood sugar down in …

Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients
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A new study shows that a drug used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics could improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the drug rosiglitazone was used …

Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, which develops a handful of diabetes treatment medications, was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for a staggering $5 billion in cash. The buyout comes about a month after FDA approval for generic versions of Bristol-Myers’ blood thinner Plavix …