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Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says

Posted 1 Jul 2013 by

MONDAY, July 1 – An aspirin-like drug appears to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study of the drug – the prescription pain reliever salsalate – also found it reduced inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes. But it produced unwelcome side effects that could limit its potential as a diabetes treatment. "This trial is a test of possibly the ...

Arthritis Drug May Fight Diabetes, Too

Posted 15 Mar 2010 by

MONDAY, March 15 – A generic drug widely prescribed for arthritis shows promise in treating type 2 diabetes, according to U.S. researchers. They found that salsalate – an atypical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, chemically similar to aspirin but easier on the stomach – helps control glucose levels. The finding came from a three-month clinical trial of 108 people, 18 to 75 years old, who ...

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