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FDA Approves Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) for Use with Basal Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes with Inadequate Glycemic Control

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

April 3, 2018 AstraZeneca today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) for injectable suspension as an add-on therapy to basal insulin in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with inadequate glycemic control. Bydureon is approved for adults with T2D whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or more antidiabetic medicines in addition ...

Goodbye, Needles? Patch Might Be the Future for Blood-Sugar Tracking

Posted 4 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 – Developers of a new patch hope to eliminate a big barrier in type 2 diabetes treatment – painful finger-sticks and injections. The new patch – which actually uses an array of tiny needles that researchers promise are pain-free – senses when blood sugar levels are rising and then releases medication to bring those elevated levels back down. That means the patch could ...

FDA Approves Once-Weekly Bydureon BCise (exenatide) for Patients with Type-2 Diabetes

Posted 26 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

23 October 2017 – AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bydureon® BCise™ (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension, a new formulation of Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension in an improved once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device for adults with type-2 diabetes whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or mo ...

Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes

Posted 8 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 8, 2017 – With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people – particularly those with diabetes – to get vaccinated. Many people with diabetes don't get a seasonal flu shot each year, according to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Some people with the blood sugar disease don't realize they're at risk for flu-related ...

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 – Taking steps to prevent heart disease is crucial for people with type 2 diabetes. But most diabetic adults in the United States aren't meeting recommended guidelines, health officials say. In a new report, researchers confirm that "cardiovascular risk reduction is critically important for the care of patients with diabetes, with or without known [heart disease or heart ...

Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 – Here's another example of technology's evolving impact on health care. A new study found that playing an online game can help those with diabetes get better control of their blood sugar. The study included 456 U.S. Veterans Affairs diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control while on oral medications. Half played a specially designed, team-based online diabetes ...

Diabetes Drug, Exenatide, Shows Promise Against Parkinson's

Posted 4 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 – The diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) may do double duty as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. "This is a very promising finding, as the drug holds potential to affect the course of the disease itself, and not merely the symptoms," said senior study author Tom Foltynie, from University College London's Institute of Neurology. "With existing ...

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study

Posted 8 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 – Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report. People who were already at risk of type 2 diabetes complications were randomly selected to continue with their normal treatment or to be placed in an aggressive and multipronged treatment group. Two decades after ...

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 – The injectable drug Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The once-daily injection is to be used along with diet and exercise to improve patients' blood sugar levels. The FDA reviewed 10 clinical trials on the safety and effectiveness of Adlyxin. These studies included 5,400 people with ...

Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study

Posted 5 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 – Americans with diabetes who rely on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels in check are facing sticker shock: A new study finds the price of insulin has tripled in only 10 years. Moreover, since 2010, per-person spending on insulin in the United States was more than spending on all other diabetes drugs, the study found. "The cost of insulin has risen rapidly over the ...

New Diabetes Cases Among Americans Drop for First Time in Decades: CDC

Posted 1 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 – In a sign that Americans may finally be turning the corner in the fight against diabetes – and possibly obesity – federal health statistics released Tuesday show that the number of new cases of diabetes has dropped for the first time in decades. The decline wasn't sudden or dramatic. But, the number of new diabetes cases went from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.4 million in ...

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests

Posted 29 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 – When it comes to treating seniors with diabetes, new research suggests that doctors often don't cut back on medications, even when treatment goals are surpassed. The study found that when people had potentially dangerous low blood sugar levels, just 27 percent had their medicines decreased. And when blood pressure treatments lowered blood pressure levels too much, just ...

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The Mouthhealthy.org website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased ...

People With Type 2 Diabetes Do Benefit From Blood Sugar Checks

Posted 5 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 – Personalized blood sugar self-monitoring benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they're not taking insulin, a new small study shows. Some experts have questioned the value of self-monitoring in this group, and many insurers – including Medicare – limit the reimbursement of blood sugar (glucose) testing strips to one a day for people with type 2 diabetes. This ...

Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings

Posted 9 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 – A class of drugs used to treat diabetes also appears to help patients lose weight by changing how the brain responds to food, a new study suggests. Researchers have been trying to learn how gut-hormone based medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists also help people with type 2 diabetes shed excess pounds. A Dutch team said the drugs may reduce cravings and increase ...

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