Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

Targets for Control for People with Type 2 Diabetes

A joint position paper by American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) questions the veracity of a one size fits all specific A1C target for non-pregnant patients with type 2 diabetes. Instead it … Continue reading

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Interested in Incretins? Learn More Here

One of the fastest growing medication classes for people with type 2 diabetes are the incretins.  Injectable like insulin but without two of insulin’s less desirable side effects, weight gain and  risk of hypoglycemia, they are becoming a drug of … Continue reading

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Is It Really Type 2?

The diagnosis of a child with type 1 diabetes is usually straightforward. The symptoms are classic and well-known to any physician—polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria: the child with uncontrolled blood sugars is forever thirsty, hungry and running to the bathroom to … Continue reading

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Powered Up Pen or Pump on Training Wheels? A New Insulin Delivery Device for People With Type 2

There is a new category of insulin device on the market that is aimed at patients with type 2 diabetes.  It’s a disposable insulin delivery device, and right now there is only one vendor supplying this product, but if the … Continue reading

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How Many Types of Diabetes Are There?

This is a question that we get asked regularly. If we asked this question to the general population twenty years ago, a majority probably wouldn’t have any idea.  But today, unfortunately, so many people have diabetes that everyone seems to … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Compares Leading-Edge Treatments for Obesity and Diabetes

Recent studies suggest that bariatric surgery (which promotes weight loss by restricting the body’s ability to take in and process nutrients) may lead to impressive resolutions or even cures for many with type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year: What you should know about alcohol and diabetes

But for those with diabetes, the decision to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne should not be made without planning and consideration. Having diabetes doesn’t make alcohol off limits. However, just as with food, diabetes can affect … Continue reading

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The Real Lessons from ACCORD

By Richard Jackson, MD Director of Medical Affairs Healthcare Services, and Strategic Initiatives Joslin Diabetes Center We keep hearing about the recently published ACCORD study, and how tight blood glucose control might not be that important — or even risky.  … Continue reading

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. It’s caused by a combination of factors, but usually begins with insulin resistance. Insulin comes from the pancreas and acts as a key … Continue reading

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