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EASD: AFRESA® Phase 3 Data Show Sustained Glycemic Control, Normal Lung Function in Patients over Four Years of Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Long-term study in adults with Type 2 diabetes presented at the 45th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Three Inexpensive Drugs Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Risks by 80%
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
People who are at high risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke can reduce their risk by up to 80 percent if they take a combination of three inexpensive drugs, according to a new study.

Healthy Lifestye Factors Can Reduce Deadly Chronic Diseases by 80%
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Four healthy lifestyle factors -- never smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and following a healthy diet -- together appear to be associated with as much as an 80 percent reduction in the risk of developing the most common and deadly chronic diseases, according to a report in Archives of Internal Medicine.

EASD: New First in Class Drug Effective in Phase III Trial
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
An investigational drug targeting an insulin-independent pathway in Type 2 diabetes produced early and substantial reductions in blood glucose and body weight in a phase III study.

FDA Issues Caution for Januvia and Janumet for Acute Pancreatitis
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
U.S. health officials said on Friday they suspect Merck & Co., Inc.'s blockbuster diabetes drug Januvia may be linked to serious cases of inflamed pancreas, but company officials disputed the connection.

MRI Shows Brain Atrophy in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Patients with Type 2 diabetes have more pronounced brain atrophy and are more likely to have cerebral infarcts, a new published study suggests.

Using an Antiseptic Mouth Rinse May Improve Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The results of a new clinical study demonstrate that the plaque and gingivitis germ-killing action of Listerine® Antiseptic significantly reduces the amount of germs that travel from the mouth to the bloodstream in people with mild to moderate gingivitis, which can affect diabetes and CVD.

Treating Mild Gestational Diabetes Reduces Serious Birthing Problems
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a recent study.

Link between Male Diabetes Patients with Allergies and Kidney Disease
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For men with Type 2 diabetes, the eosinophil (a cell type linked to allergic inflammation) cell count may be able to estimate the risk of diabetes-related kidney and heart disease in men. This comes from a recently published study in Japan.

Anakinra Provides Sustained Benefits for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Months after withdrawal of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) anakinra, patients with Type 2 diabetes still show improvements in beta cell function, hemoglobin A1c levels, and markers of systemic inflammation, according to a new published report.

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