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Random blood tests could be used to predict the development of diabetes and lead to earlier treatment and better outcomes, suggests a study published online in PLoS One. “Although screening for prediabetes and diabetes could permit earlier detection and treatment, many in the at-risk population do…
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More than 2 years of metformin therapy, compared with no metformin use, was associated with a lower incidence of neurodegenerative disease among older adults with type 2 diabetes who were US veterans, according to a study published online in BMJ Open. The retrospective cohort study used data from…
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The diabetes medication metformin was associated with significantly lengthened survival in patients with type 2 diabetes and pancreatic cancer and lymphoma, according to a study published online in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. “The biguanide drug metformin is one of the most…
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Participation in lifestyle modification programs to prevent diabetes is “exceedingly low” among US adults at risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers came to the discovery through a nationally representative, population-based cross-sectional…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Several years of intensive glucose lowering in type 2 diabetes does not result in a "legacy effect" that brings down the risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE), a 15-year update from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) shows. "Furthermore,…
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care providers of a new safety concern in patients with diabetes prescribed sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors: Fournier gangrene. “Use of SGLT2 inhibitors has been associated with Fournier gangrene, a rare urologic…
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According to a press release from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the agency has teamed up with Virta Health, a licensed medical provider in all 50 states, to explore a new program focused on improving the health of those with type 2 diabetes.   The partnership, which began on March 22,…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, researchers report. Microbial colonization, biofilm formation, and infection are thought to impair healing of diabetic foot ulcers and…
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The American Diabetes Association has released a new consensus report on nutritional therapy in patients with diabetes. For the first time, the report includes advice on therapy for patients with prediabetes. The report serves as an update to the previous nutrition position statement, released in…
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Metformin reduced the development of diabetes in high-risk adults over 15 years, according to a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care. The study looked at the effect of metformin in diabetes prevention and the populations that benefited most over 15 years in the Diabetes Prevention…
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