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Low-Dose Aspirin Helps Heart Only in Some Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
Low-dose aspirin is predominantly of value in reducing atherosclerotic events in patients with less advanced diabetes.

FDA Approves New DPP-IV Inhibitor: Tradjenta (Linagliptin)
Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011
A new prescription medication Tradjenta (linagliptin) has gained FDA approval for the treatment of adult Type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta will compete with two other drugs in the same family, Onglyza and Januvia.

ProtoKinetix Forms Joint Venture Partnership to Launch a Dermatitis Therapeutic Product for the Skin Care Industry
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Upon completion of this formulation, the Joint Venture will be able to offer a topical preparation to specifically address skin conditions caused by inflammation. Conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema are often treated with applications of corticosteroids or immune modulators, both of which carry inherent, long term health risks.

“This Joint Venture supports ProtoKinetix’ pursuit of AAGP™ products for markets looking for safe and effective solutions to diseases and conditions caused by chronic inflammation and immune response deficiencies”.

New Guidelines on Best Treatments for Diabetic Nerve Pain
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011
The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain.

Some Diabetes Drugs Are Better than Others According to New Study
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011
New research suggests that several commonly prescribed drugs for Type 2 diabetes may not be as effective at preventing death and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and stroke, as the oral anti-diabetic drug, metformin.

New Choices for Neuropathy Treatment
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Researchers suggested that, switching to duloxetine (Cymbalta) or pregabalin (Lyrica) can produce pain relief for patients with diabetic neuropathy who stop responding to gabapentin (Neurontin).

Potential New Non-Insulin Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Researchers have discovered a hormone pathway that potentially could lead to new ways of treating Type 1 diabetes independent of insulin.

Is Pioglitazone the Answer in Pre-diabetes?
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented Type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease.

Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011
The drug pressure-reducing medication olmesartan, brand name Benicar, could increase the time before any kidney problems were evident by 23 percent. But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems.

Study Finds Three Times-a-Week Insulin Improves Glucose Levels
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011
An alternate form of insulin that is longer lasting may be approved in upcoming years.

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