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What to know about glimepiride

What to know about glimepiride

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What to know about the side effects of metformin

What to know about the side effects of metformin

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Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

New research dispels the prevalent notion that glucose drives inflammation in obesity-related type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain why so many treatments to prevent complications in type 2 diabetes have failed. Researchers used cell culture experiments to reveal that defects in the cells’ mitochondria, along with exposure to certain types of fats, drive inflammation […]

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glipizide and metformin

glipizide and metformin

What is glipizide/metformin? What is glipizide/metformin used for? Glipizide/metformin is a combination antidiabetic medication that contains two commonly used glucose (sugar) lowering agents, glipizide (Glucotrol) and metformin (Glucophage). These agents work in different, yet complementary ways to improve blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Glipizide is a second generation oral sulfonylurea that […]

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Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk. Many people receive too intensive a treatment for diabetes. In 2018, Medical News Today reported on […]

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Januvia (sitagliptin)

Januvia (sitagliptin)

What is Januvia? Januvia is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take Januvia by itself or with other drugs that also treat diabetes. Januvia isn’t used to treat type 1 diabetes. Januvia is a type of drug called a […]

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How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

New research — using mouse models and fecal samples collected from humans — looks into the mechanisms that promote insulin resistance via the gut environment. The type of diet a person eats may be key, the researchers suggest. New research looks in more detail at the mechanisms linking diet to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs […]

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Glucovance (glyburide/metformin)

Glucovance (glyburide/metformin)

What is glyburide/metformin tablets, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glucovance (glyburide/metformin) is a combination antidiabetic medication containing glyburide and metformin. Glucovance is used to improve blood glucose (sugar) control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glyburide is a second generation oral sulfonylurea. It helps to lower blood glucose by stimulating the […]

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Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A kind, understanding doctor could spell the difference between life or death for diabetes patients, a new study suggests. British researchers found that patients had a lower risk of early death if their primary care doctor exhibited empathy. The study included 628 patients in the […]

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glyburide

glyburide

What is glyburide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glyburide is an oral, glucose-lowering drug in a class of diabetic drugs called sulfonylureas that is used for treating diabetes. Other sulfonylureas include glipizide (Glucotrol), glimepiride (Amaryl), tolbutamide (Orinase), tolazamide, and chlorpropamide (Diabinese). Insulin is a hormone that is made in the pancreas. When […]