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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Staves Off CV Events in High-risk Patients with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011
New data suggests that low-dose supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may protect patients with diabetes and a history of myocardial infarction from ventricular arrhythmia-related events.

New Drug Cuts Blood Supply to Fat Cells for Weight Loss without Exercise
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Adipotide basically reduces the blood supply specifically to fat cells, causing them to simply wither away.

Omega-3 Use Shows Diabetes Benefits
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011
A new study has found that omega-3 fatty acids, better known as fish oil, may help to protect against chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.

Newborn Period Crucial Time Window to Prevent Later Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011
A new approach to prevent type 2 diabetes may be on the horizon. The use of exendin-4 in newborns may prevent diabetes later in life.

Diabetes Drug Also Reduces Inflammation
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011
A GLP-1 drug prescribed to help patients with type 2 diabetes improve blood-sugar control also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, and the effect was observed within 2 hours following a single dose.

Pyridoxamine May Slow Early Diabetic Nephropathy
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011
Pyridoxamine (vitamin B6) is known to be an effective scavenger of reactive oxygen species and a potent inhibitor of advanced glycation end products. A new study demonstrated the benefits for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Medication Compliance a Major U.S. Issue
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
We need to do a better job. Research by the New England Healthcare Institute shows that patients who don't take their medications as prescribed, cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending each year.

FDA Approves Diabetes and Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Combo: Juvisync®
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Known as Juvisync (Merck), the new medication combines sitagliptin (Januvia, Merck), a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor used for glycemia control, with the cholesterol-lowering simvastatin.

New First in Class Glucagon Antagonists Show Promise for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011
New data on two investigational glucagon receptor antagonists suggest that this novel class of drugs has potential to be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Intensified Treatment with Basal Insulin Improves Control and Weight Loss
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Adding insulin detemir to a treatment regimen of metformin and liraglutide improved glycemic control and led to sustained weight loss for up to 52 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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