Tag: diabetes type 2

Johns Hopkins Medicine expert creates comprehensive guide to new diabetes drugs

Diabetes specialist Rita Kalyani outlines the current standards of care for diabetes management New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles […]

Invasive weed may help treat some human diseases, researchers find

Native to the southeastern United States, a weedy grass has spread northward to Canada and also made its way to Australia and Japan. Andropogon virginicus grows densely packed and up to seven feet tall, disrupting growth patterns of other plants and competing for resources. When burned, it grows back stronger. […]

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Non-obese Vietnamese Americans are 60% more likely to have diabetes

Study compares non-obese Vietnamese Americans with non-obese, non-Hispanic White Americans A new study has found that Vietnamese-American adults who were not obese were 60% more likely to have diabetes than non-obese, non-Hispanic, White Americans, after accounting for age, sex, sociodemographic factors, smoking history and exercise level. Overall, only […]

Study provides additional support for use of new class of diabetes drugs

Clinical trial finds that ertugliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor for patients with diabetes, demonstrated non-inferiority on the rate of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke compared to placebo A new study led by a cardiologist from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has assessed the cardiovascular and renal outcomes for ertugliflozin, […]

New links found between diabetes blood markers and Alzheimer’s disease pathology

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease provides insight into the association of blood markers of diabetes with brain beta-amyloid accumulation among older people at risk of dementia. The results suggest a link between Alzheimer’s pathology, lower levels of insulin and lower insulin resistance. The deposition of […]

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