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The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart

Posted 2 days 10 hours ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 – A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows. It was associated with a 60 percent higher relative risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. Not only that, it was linked to almost a 30 percent higher risk of death from any cause, though a lower risk of dying from cancer was seen. "Type 2 diabetes in young ...

Rotating Night Shifts a Path to Diabetes, Study Suggests

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 – Working the night shift may play havoc with your blood sugar levels, a new study contends. For the study, researchers looked at data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those who worked irregular or rotating shifts that included night shifts were 44 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes than those who worked only days. "Shift work, ...

Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Lack of sleep is an often overlooked risk factor for type 2 diabetes, the National Sleep Foundation says. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to less insulin production and increased production of stress hormones, the foundation says. Over time, too much glucose stays in the bloodstream and increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Getting insufficient sleep can also increase your ...

How To Pick a New Primary Care Doctor

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary care provider is your health gatekeeper, offering wellness visits, evaluating problems and suggesting specialists when necessary. There are different types of providers to choose from, such as internists; family practitioners who care for adults as well as children; and, for ...

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need. But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly ...

FDA Approves Segluromet (ertugliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 25 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

KENILWORTH, N.J. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) December 22, 2017 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Segluromet (ertugliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) tablets. Ertugliflozin is a newly approved oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. ...

FDA Approves Steglujan (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 25 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

KENILWORTH, N.J. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) December 22, 2017 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Steglujan (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets. Ertugliflozin is a newly approved oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. Steglujan is ...

Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer

Posted 22 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 – Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast cancer survivors' risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly even the odds for breast cancer's return. One breast cancer specialist said the findings should give survivors hope. "A common question asked by patients who ...

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

Posted 6 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 – For those still open to adding to their list of New Year's resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions. First, Americans should make an effort to cut back on sugary drinks, medical experts advise. Diabetes screening is also a good proactive step as the new year unfolds. The AMA suggests trying an online tool – a ...

Exercise Boosts Kids' Brain Health, Too

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes. Now there's also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns out that physical activity gives the young brain needed boosts, according to a study published in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. Active children ...

Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. "2017 was a year of progress in our understanding of diabetes and its complications, the tools available to help people manage their diabetes, and attention to the economic and accessibility challenges faced by people with diabetes," said Dr. William Cefalu, chief scientific and medical officer for ...

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

Posted 4 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 – Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a nursing home, diabetes care may lead to higher rates of dangerous low blood sugar episodes, known as hypoglycemia. That finding came from the researchers' analysis of data on ...

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 ...

What's Your Best Diet for 2018? Experts Rate Them

Posted 3 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 – Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions. That's according to U.S. News & World Report's best diet rankings for 2018. The two diets that tied for the top spot – the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet – fit that bill because they feature real food ...

FDA Approves Steglatro (ertugliflozin) for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

KENILWORTH, N.J. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) December 22, 2017 – Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Steglatro (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic ...

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