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Jardiance Can Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and Death

Jardiance Can Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and Death

January 30, 2017
The FDA has granted empagliflozin (Jardiance) double duty status—it can lower blood sugar and, if you have cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk of heart-related death.
Is Low-Carb Eating Really Better for Blood Sugar?

Is Low-Carb Eating Really Better for Blood Sugar?

January 26, 2017
A review of popular low-carbohydrate diets finds that while very low-carb eating can reduce blood sugar int eh short run, little evidence exists to show long term benefits.
Sugar Guidelines: Who to Believe? What to Believe?

Sugar Guidelines: Who to Believe? What to Believe?

January 05, 2017
Advice about how much sugar to include in your diet is offered by many public health organizations, but a new report, just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that the guidelines on sugar limits vary greatly and that many are not based on rock-solid evidence.
For Some Overweight Teen Girls, Oral Glucose Tolerance Best Test: Study

For Some Overweight Teen Girls, Oral Glucose Tolerance Best Test: Study

December 08, 2016
For teen girls who are overweight or obese with irregular menstrual cycles, the choice of a test to determine if they have prediabetes and heart disease risk factors is key, according to a Polish researcher.
Study: 60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Yearly Eye Exams

Study: 60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Yearly Eye Exams

November 21, 2016
Annual eye exams are crucial for detecting diabetes-related vision problems which is the best way to prevent loss of eye sight.
Avoiding Diabetes Stigma and Guilt

Avoiding Diabetes Stigma and Guilt

October 05, 2016
The words your health care team uses when they talk to you about your diabetes or pre-diabetes treatment plan can make a big difference in how well you do, experts say.
FDA Approves First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas

FDA Approves First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas

September 29, 2016
A brand-new “artificial pancreas,” the Medtronic MiniMed670G, that automatically checks glucose levels and delivers customized insulin doses to people with type 1 diabetes has won FDA approval.
InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

September 27, 2016
The InPen, manufactured by Companion Medical, is the first and only FDA-approved wireless-enabled insulin pen that calculates and recommends optimal dosing, tracks and records all of one's doses and times, and shares dosing information with one's health care provider through a mobile app.
The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

September 14, 2016
A scathing report in JAMA Internal Medicine provides compelling evidence that the sugar industry was more concerned with its bottom line than the health of Americans.
Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

August 29, 2016
HealthSense is a program of the National Institutes of Health's National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) started in 2004.
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