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: […]

SGLT-2 Inhibitors Can Treat Heart Failure, Too

A new guideline issued by major American heart health authorities has recommended an important diabetes drug for the treatment of a form of heart failure. SGLT-2 inhibitors, a class of drugs used as a glucose-lowering medication for type 2 diabetes, were officially validated as an effective treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, a […]

Insulin at 100, Part 3: Insulin’s Uncertain Future

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. This is Part 3 of James S. Hirsch’s exploration of the riveting history of insulin, on the occasion of its 100th birthday. Part 1: The Discovery Part 2: Failed Promises, Bold Breakthroughs Insulin’s Uncertain Future Image source: Emily Ye, Diabetes Daily As further refinements in insulin […]

Great News: Trials Show Some Diabetes Drugs Can Actually Protect Your Kidneys

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza, Eliza Skoler, and Rhea Teng More people with diabetes are taking drugs like Jardiance and Farxiga, originally developed to lower glucose in people with type 2 diabetes, because the latest data confirms that these drugs can protect your kidneys. A therapy still under […]

What Are SGLT-2 Inhibitors and How Can They Help Your Heart?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Mary Barna Bridgeman SGLT-2 inhibitors can protect your heart! This type of medicine is recommended for people with type 2 diabetes who have heart disease or risk factors related to heart disease. Learn about the use of these medicines, including side effects, their effect on […]

The Biggest News in Diabetes Technology, Drugs, and Nutrition: Highlights from ADA 2020

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler, Jimmy McDermott, Matthew Garza, Divya Gopisetty, Frida Velcani, Emily Fitts, Karena Yan, Joseph Bell, and Rosalind Lucier The diaTribe team attended the 2020 ADA 80th Scientific Sessions to share several of the greatest highlights from the virtual conference! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions was […]