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FDA Spells Out Who Can Use Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Rosiglitazone label updated to include elevated risk of cardiovascular events.

New Once Daily Insulin Degludec Reduces Hypoglycemia
Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011
In Type 1 diabetes patients, insulin degludec -- an ultra-long-acting basal insulin -- controlled blood sugar levels as well as insulin glargine but with less hypoglycemia.

Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
When should aspirin be considered for the prevention of complications.

Insulin Detemir Combo with Sitagliptin and Metformin Efficacy & Safety
Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Detemir plus sitagliptin more effective than sitagliptin with metformin with or without a sulfonylurea.

A Systematic Review of Newer Drugs for Glucose Control
Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued an updated Guideline for newer drugs for the management of all aspects of Type 2 diabetes. The guidelines review the newer agents from four classes with a cost analysis.

For Those 60 Percent of Type 2 Patients Who Are Not in Control
Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Consider a GLP-1 plus a long-acting insulin.

Why Don't People Take Their Insulin as Prescribed?
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Risk factors differed between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients, with diet nonadherence more prominent in Type 1 diabetes.

Race/Ethnicity Plays A Role in the Efficacy of Insulin Regimens
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Latino/Hispanic, Asian, and African-descent patients with Type 2 diabetes show different metabolic responses to insulin therapy, dependent in part on insulin type and regimen intensity.

FDA Still Inconclusive about Lantus Cancer Risk
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Eighteen months after starting a probe of potential cancer risks associated with insulin glargine (Lantus), the FDA still hasn't decided whether the concern is justified.

Birch Bark Ingredient Has Metabolic Benefits
Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In mice, a compound known as betulin lowered cholesterol, helped prevent diet-induced obesity and improved insulin sensitivity.

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