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Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits

Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits

Recent studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight lower their risk of cardiovascular problems. But what happens if, after a time, they regain the weight they had lost? New research warns that maintaining weight loss is crucial when it comes to reducing diabetes-associated cardiovascular risk. Overweight and obesity are two […]

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10% weight loss could send type 2 diabetes into remission

10% weight loss could send type 2 diabetes into remission

A new study has found that if people achieve moderate weight loss within the first few years of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, they could actually send the condition into remission. Could ‘modest’ weight loss send type 2 diabetes into remission? A new study suggests that the answer is ‘yes.’ Type 2 diabetes is a […]

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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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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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Taller people less likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Taller people less likely to develop type 2 diabetes

New research from Germany has found that taller people have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Height may influence people’s diabetes risk, new research suggests. For every 10 centimeters (cms) of additional height, there was a 41% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in males and 33% in females, according to the recent Diabetologia […]