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2014-08-14 08:29:59

Merkerson Visits Dallas, Texas on August 14 With America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and actress S. Epatha Merkerson are bringing the America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program to Dallas, Texas to encourage African Americans with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C--their average blood sugar level over the past two to three...

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2014-08-05 03:30:27

Helmholtz Zentrum München Metformin and SGLT2 inhibitors together reduce the blood sugar levels considerably more effectively than either drug alone. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, report in the journal Diabetes that this is due to a synergetic mechanism. Various active substances in oral antidiabetic agents are frequently combined in the treatment of diabetes in order to achieve an effective reduction in the blood...

2014-08-04 12:35:31

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Hemoglobin A1c Testing Markets http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/hemoglobin_a1c_testing_markets.html Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing is the most recent major technology to have entered the diabetes testing market. As the global prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to increase rapidly, with more than 366 million diabetics worldwide, hemoglobin A1c testing is now an...

2014-07-21 23:03:13

Clinicians Discuss Future of Global Health Care; Diet as a First-Line Diabetes Treatment Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 New dietary guidelines for diabetes management, released at the International Conference on Diabetes (ICD), hosted by the George Washington University School of Medicine and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, favor low-fat, low-glycemic, plant-based foods, curbing sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams each day, and taking a vitamin B12 supplement. A panel of 35...

2014-07-03 11:14:23

Diabetologia A systematic review and meta-analysis of available data published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that combined aerobic and resistance training, rather than either alone, is best for controlling both blood sugar and blood fat profiles among people with type 2 diabetes. However the authors stress that the strength of the results is weakened when studies with high risk of bias are removed, and thus more high quality...

2014-06-17 08:28:54

- Recent Publication Shows Metformin Improves Glycemic Control by Modulating the Gut Microbiome and Triggering Specific Cellular and Immune Mechanisms - BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroBiome Therapeutics(TM) LLC, (MBT) today reported that a recently published scientific study shows that the diabetes drug, metformin, alters the bacterial populations in the gut in favor of a bacterial species that exerts specific cellular and immunological effects, resulting...

2014-06-16 12:29:24

-- In a two-year study, empagliflozin as add-on to metformin demonstrated significantly greater decreases in A1C (blood glucose), body weight and blood pressure compared with glimepiride as add-on to metformin RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two phase III clinical trials studying the efficacy and safety of the investigational compound empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes (T2D) were presented today at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions®,...

2014-06-16 10:01:32

American Diabetes Association Study finds healthier eating pattern provides benefit independent of other lifestyle changes Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. The study, by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, found that those who improved their diet quality index scores by 10 percent over...

2014-06-15 15:18:02

The Endocrine Society Study suggests metformin controls blood sugar more effectively in African-Americans African Americans taking the diabetes drug metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes. African Americans are twice as likely to...

Sharp Uptick In Pre-Diabetes Observed In England
2014-06-10 09:14:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While diabetes has been a major public health threat in the US for some time, a new report published in the journal BMJ Open has found that rates of pre-diabetes in England have risen sharply. This means that without significant interventions, the country could see a spike in diabetes within the coming years. “The rapid rise was exceptionally surprising and suggests that if something doesn’t happen, there is going to be a huge...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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