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Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it

Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it

As the incidence of diabetes continues to increase globally, the fight against this chronic condition continues. New research explains not only what triggers type 2 diabetes but also how to reverse the condition. The findings also shed light on what leads to remission after reversal for some people. Share on PinterestNew research looks at the […]

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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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A compound in avocados may reduce type 2 diabetes

A compound in avocados may reduce type 2 diabetes

A fat molecule found only in avocados shows signs of strengthening insulin sensitivity, according to research in mice. Share on PinterestAvocados contain a compound that could be a secret weapon against type 2 diabetes. Avocados aren’t merely a tasty addition to a diet — they contain a fat molecule that may safely reduce insulin resistance. […]

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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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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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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 […]