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What to know about hyperinsulinemia

What to know about hyperinsulinemia

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications)

Diabetic ketoacidosis facts Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes (though rare, it can occur in people with type 2 diabetes) that occurs when the body produces high levels of ketones due to lack of insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin. The signs and symptoms of diabetic […]

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Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

What is Farxiga? Farxiga is a brand-name prescription medication that contains the drug dapagliflozin. Farxiga is used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth. Farxiga belongs to a class of medications called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. In clinical studies, Farxiga decreased […]

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Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

What is Soliqua 100/33? Soliqua 100/33 is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Soliqua 100/33 contains two drugs: insulin glargine, which is a long-acting insulin lixisenatide, which belongs to class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists Soliqua […]

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Invokana (canagliflozin)

Invokana (canagliflozin)

FDA warning: Risk of lower limb amputation This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Some people taking Invokana may have an increased risk for the amputation of a lower […]

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Ozempic (semaglutide)

Ozempic (semaglutide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Ozempic can increase the risk of thyroid tumors. It’s not known if Ozempic has this effect […]

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Bydureon (exenatide)

Bydureon (exenatide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Bydureon can increase the risk of thyroid tumors and thyroid cancer. It’s not known if Bydureon […]

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What is regular insulin?

What is regular insulin?

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Are Shorter Folks at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Are Shorter Folks at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being shorter than average can bring numerous annoyances, but a new study suggests it might also heighten a person’s odds for type 2 diabetes. The German study found that each additional 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) of height was linked to […]