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Two types of diabetes drugs similarly effective in reducing heart and kidney disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two newer types of medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes are similar in their ability to reduce major heart complications, including heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and …

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Wearable device lets patients with type 2 diabetes safely use affordable insulin option

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called V-Go, a new study finds. Results of the randomized controlled study—which was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, …

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Technology use by adults with type 1 diabetes lower among African-Americans, Hispanics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices are known to improve outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), yet African American and Hispanic patients face barriers to the use of these devices, according to results of a small single-center retrospective study. …

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‘Revita’ improves blood glucose levels, liver metabolic health in type 2 diabetes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) had significantly improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, liver insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures three months later, according to new data from the REVITA-2 study. …

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Online patient portal access aids diabetes management

(HealthDay)—Providing patients with online (computer and mobile) portal access is associated with significantly improved diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open. Ilana Graetz, Ph.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues evaluated the association between adding mobile patient portal access and …

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