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Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach

Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While the high price of insulin has gotten a lot of attention lately, it’s not the only cost issue facing people with diabetes. New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford. Maya Headley, […]

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Supplements Don’t Prevent Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetics

Supplements Don’t Prevent Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetics

Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D and fish oil supplements won’t prevent kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. Many diabetics use the supplements, hoping they will have a positive effect on their kidneys and heart, the researchers said. “We wanted this study […]

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Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly a century ago, Dr. Frederick Banting discovered lifesaving insulin, but skyrocketing prices are putting the drug out of reach for many he sought to help. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013 in the United States, […]

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Starlix (nateglinide)

Starlix (nateglinide)

What is nateglinide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nateglinide is an oral drug used to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels in type 2 diabetes. It is in a class of drugs called meglitinides which also includes repaglinide (Prandin). Approximately 90% of patients with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes usually […]

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Precose (acarbose)

Precose (acarbose)

What is acarbose, and how does it work? Acarbose is a prescription oral drug that is used to control blood glucose (sugar) levels in people type 2 diabetes in conjunction with diet, exercise, and other diabetes drugs, for example, metformin (Glucophage) or insulin. It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, which also […]

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Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — For people with diabetes, maintaining blood sugar may become easier with healthier snacking, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Latest Diabetes News Snacks with 15 to 30 grams of carbs and snacks containing less than 150 calories typically are good options. For people with diabetes, the school recommends: An apple […]

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Which environmental factors affect type 2 diabetes risk?

Which environmental factors affect type 2 diabetes risk?

New research studies the association between environmental quality in over 3,000 United States counties and finds intriguing differences between rural and urban areas. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that several environmental factors are affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with […]

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Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. What are the types of diabetes? The related diseases of diabetes include: What are examples of insulin preparations available? Insulin preparations Examples of rapid acting insulin Apidra (insulin glulisine): Supplied […]