Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

Avandia Gets A Mini Reprieve

The FDA advisory panel recently voted to relax restrictions on the thioglitazones drug Avandia®.  Avandia®, previously a big money maker for the pharmaceutical company, Glaxo-Smith Klein, has declined precipitously in usage to just a small percentage of people in recent … Continue reading

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (which used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells don’t respond to the insulin correctly. Because of these … Continue reading

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Above DNA: Epigenetics and Diabetes

Research suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes in some people may have begun very early in life, as a result of differences in how nutrients were reaching the developing baby. Differences in nutrition, either too few or too many … Continue reading

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AACE Releases Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Continuing to refine how diabetes is treated, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists have released a new series of algorithms for the medical management  of type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes  metabolic syndrome, and obesity. The guidelines are written for practitioners, both … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Well, we did it.  The United States has reached a critical mass of children developing type 2 diabetes. One out of three children diagnosed with diabetes today are diagnosed with type 2.  That’s a very scary statistic.   It’s what drove … Continue reading

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New Drug for Type 2 Diabetes Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Johnson & Johnson’s first of a new class of anti-diabetes drugs, called Invokana, to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects about 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 … Continue reading

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For Type 2–Once on Insulin, Always on Insulin?

At present, a life of insulin therapy is guaranteed if you have type 1 diabetes.  This isn’t always the case if you have type 2 diabetes, however.  People with type 2 diabetes may use insulin at varying points in their … Continue reading

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ADA 2013 Standards of Medical Care for Pediatrics and Young Adults

The American Diabetes Association has released their 2013 Standards of Medical Care. Not too much changed this year in the Standards of Care for children and adolescents, with only four revisions to cover. One of the most important changes was … Continue reading

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2013 Standards of Medical Care In Diabetes

Every year the American Diabetes Association publishes its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, updated recommendations for health care providers to use when treating people with diabetes, in a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.  It provides guidelines … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: How Should I Time My Meals and My Type 2 Diabetes Medications?

People with type 2 diabetes may take up to three or four oral medications, insulin or an incretin to control their blood glucose levels.  Oral medications usually work through different pathways in the body and attack high glucose levels from … Continue reading

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