Vertex Releases New Data on Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin For many years, a cure for type 1 diabetes has only been a pipe dream for the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes. New data from Vertex Pharmaceuticals on the first people to receive a revolutionary cell therapy for type 1 […]

An Interview with Dexcom’s CEO

Early this month, at the 82nd annual Scientific Sessions diabetes conference, Diabetes Daily was lucky enough to sit down with the CEO of Dexcom, Kevin Sayer. Sayer has been with the company for 11 years, and has served as its chief executive since 2015. The company has grown exponentially under his leadership, and its continuous […]

On the Horizon – a Weekly Insulin, Oral Insulin, Smart Insulin, and Biosimilars

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza Insulin has come a long way since its discovery over 100 years ago. Learn what new insulin options may be on the horizon that could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed. In 2021, the world celebrated 100 years of insulin. Over those 100 years, […]

Can You Eat Low-Carb & Still Protect the Environment?

Sam Sifton, an esteemed food editor at The New York Times, once wrote a piece entitled, “What to Cook in A Changing Climate.” The premise of Sifton’s article was simple: How do we minimize our carbon footprint based on the foods we eat? The growing consensus among environmental activists, climate scientists, and nutritionists is that […]

Type 2 Diabetes Experts: Weight Loss is (Almost Always) More Important than Glucose Control

Experts increasingly agree that weight loss is more important than glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes. Top researchers from around the globe underlined this point in speech after speech at the recent Scientific Sessions diabetes conference. And in a potentially major shift, the two major diabetes authorities from the United States and Europe […]

11 Things We Just Learned About the New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Mounjaro

At the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions conference, there was a great deal of buzz surrounding the new type 2 diabetes drug tirzepatide (Mounjaro). The new drug — it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May and should go on sale by the end of June — might be a […]

Does Insulin “Make” You Fat?

You may have heard that insulin causes weight gain. Let’s take a look. It is well-established that one of the primary functions of insulin is to facilitate fat storage. In theory, fat storage should only happen when there is enough energy to store, that is, when you’ve eaten more calories than your body needs. Every […]

The Terrifying and Rarely Discussed Prevalence of Suicide in Type 1 Diabetes

Suicide is terrifyingly and astonishingly common in people with type 1 diabetes. That was the unavoidable takeaway from a symposium at the 2022 Scientific Sessions conference put on by the American Diabetes Association. First, the data. A 2017 systematic review and analysis published in the European Journal of Endocrinology found that an astonishing 7.7% of […]

Heart Health Benefits from Diabetes Drugs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza, Claire Holleman, April Hopcroft, Ashwin Chetty Learn what some of the latest research says about the heart health benefits of diabetes drugs like SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and non-steroidal MRAs. In the past few years, newer drugs such as SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, […]

How to Deal with Metformin Diarrhea (and Other Yucky Side Effects)

Medical review by Elizabeth Gomez, MSN, FNP-BC Metformin is the first drug prescribed to most new patients with type 2 diabetes and is increasingly popular when used off-label for patients with type 1 diabetes. It is inexpensive and available as a generic. It is one of the world’s most popular drugs. But there’s no getting around it: […]