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 […]

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: […]

Mounjaro, Newly Approved, Might Just Be the Best Type 2 Diabetes Drug Ever

A brand new drug has been approved for patients with type 2 diabetes. It may prove to be the most effective type 2 diabetes drug ever developed. The drug is tirzepatide (Mounjaro), and it is the innovation of the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company. It will be available in the United States soon — […]

These Two Diabetes Drugs Could Completely Change Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment

For most of our lives, there has been no good weight loss drug. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a small number of pharmaceuticals for weight loss, each has had critical drawbacks, such as moderate effectiveness, bad side effects, or a limit on how long they may be taken. Over the decades, […]

Can the Miracle Drug Metformin Also Help You Lose Weight?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Arvind Sommi Metformin is the world’s most common diabetes medication and can improve diabetes management. Research suggests that metformin might lead to weight loss in certain people – read more to learn about this common claim. Metformin is one of the first treatment options considered for […]

Can People with Type 1 Diabetes Also Get Type 2?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin As a response to several different factors, some individuals with type 1 diabetes can also develop characteristics of type 2 diabetes. Find out what may put you at risk and how you can try to prevent and manage ‘double diabetes.’ While people are […]

Are Your Diabetes Drugs Making You Fat?

A new study of government statistics has found that 20% of American adults are using prescription medications known to cause weight gain. The survey revealed that antidiabetic drugs are the second most commonly used class of obesogenic drugs. A whopping 5.7% of the nation’s adults are using potentially fattening drugs to treat diabetes – that’s […]

Your Brain and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Brett Goerl and Matthew Garza Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes.  Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our population grows older. Find out more and ways to improve brain health. What are neurodegenerative diseases? The […]