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Changing Timing, Frequency of Meals May Help With Diabetes

Changing Timing, Frequency of Meals May Help With Diabetes

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you eat and how often you eat can make a big impact on your weight and insulin needs if you have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study found that people who ate three meals a day instead of […]

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‘Diabetes Burnout’ Is Real, Here’s How to Cope

‘Diabetes Burnout’ Is Real, Here’s How to Cope

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Living with diabetes — especially if you need insulin to survive — is a never-ending job that can be life-threatening if done wrong. That constant daily stress can lead to “diabetes burnout,” a new study says. Diabetics experiencing burnout are mentally […]

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As Diabetes Costs Soar, Many Turn to Black Market for Help

As Diabetes Costs Soar, Many Turn to Black Market for Help

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Skyrocketing prices and insurance limits are driving many people with diabetes to seek medications and supplies from an underground supply chain, a new study found. “The cost of insulin, which is required in type 1 diabetes and a subset of type […]

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FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Over the past year and a half, several types […]

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Study reveals how diabetes drug promotes healthy aging

Study reveals how diabetes drug promotes healthy aging

Doctors commonly prescribe metformin to help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels. The drug increases insulin sensitivity through its effects on glucose metabolism. Share on PinterestMetformin may hold surprising benefits in the fight against age-related illness. However, although there is clear evidence of metformin’s effectiveness, scientists do not fully understand how […]

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Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults

Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New government research delivers some concerning news for U.S. teens — almost 1 in 5 has prediabetes. Young adults fared even worse — 1 in 4 of those aged 19 to 34 have prediabetes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Heart Attack at 44 Helped Her Realize Diabetes’ Dangers

Heart Attack at 44 Helped Her Realize Diabetes’ Dangers

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Christina Herrera was 44 years old when she felt the symptoms of a heart attack. “I was sweating, having heart palpitations and out of breath,” the high school teacher said. “My school nurse said, ‘I have to call an ambulance for […]

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tolazamide (Tolinase brand has been discontinued.)

tolazamide (Tolinase brand has been discontinued.)

What is tolazamide? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Tolazamide is used with diet and exercise to reduce blood glucose levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Other diabetes drugs are sometimes used in combination with tolazamide if needed. Tolazamides initial effect is to increase beta-cell insulin secretion. Tolazamide causes the pancreas […]

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis

How is gastroparesis diagnosed? The most common method for diagnosing gastroparesis is a nuclear medicine test called a gastric emptying study, which measures the emptying of food from the stomach. For this study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food, or both contain a small amount of radioactive material. A […]