Latest Diabetes mellitus type 2 Stories

2012-05-07 20:36:55

Experiments show that metformin blocks uveitis in laboratory rats University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness. In laboratory rat and cell-culture experiments, the scientists found that metformin, which is commonly used to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also substantially reduced...

Study Suggests Metformin Alone Not Enough To Treat Diabetic Kids
2012-04-30 04:30:00

A new study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reveals that a combination treatment may be the best way to treat type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. In an April 29 press release, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which funded the study, stated that a combination of the medications metformin and rosiglitazone was more effective in treating youngsters...

2012-04-24 05:29:32

By: Demetria "Dee" Hobbs, Ivanhoe  Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Globally, more than 180 million people have diabetes; and by the year 2025, the number of diabetic patients is expected to increase by another 200 million. In the United States alone, one in ten healthcare dollars is attributed to diabetes, costing patients and the government more than a hundred billion dollars a year in medical expenditures. Diabetes can only be controlled, it cannot be cured, or can...

2012-04-11 11:24:33

Although the drug metformin is considered the gold standard in the management of type 2 diabetes, a study by a group of French researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine suggests that the long-term benefits of this drug compared with the risks are not clearly established–an important finding given that currently, thousands of people around the world are regularly taking metformin to help control their blood sugar levels in the belief that it also has long-lasting health...

2012-04-09 13:32:23

Lowering glucose levels for people with diabetes is normally critical to improving health outcomes. But for those with heart failure, that might not always be the case, say UCLA researchers. A new study found that for advanced heart failure patients with diabetes, having higher blood glucose levels may actually help improve survival rates. Currently published online in the American Journal of Cardiology, UCLA researchers compared levels of a marker used to track glucose levels called...

2012-04-02 23:03:25

Weightloss Surgery Can Effectively Treat Type 2 Diabetes, High-Blood Pressure, and Sleep Apnea Mt. Kisco, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has designated Northern Westchester Hospital a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. The program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective,...

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