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 […]

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: […]

Having Surgery with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Jewels Doskicz Having a surgical procedure, whether it’s planned or an emergency, comes with added risks when you have diabetes. Learn more about preparing for surgery with diabetes, how to advocate for your needs, why in-range glucose values are important, and how to minimize your […]

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 […]

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 […]

How I Crushed Type 2 Diabetes in Only Weeks and Completely Changed My Outlook on Life

Editor’s note: We found Rey’s remarkable story in the diabetes online community, and asked him if he would share it with us. Rey experienced extraordinary rapid success by following a precise diet and medication regimen immediately after diagnosis with type 2 diabetes. His improvement was incredible, but others making the same changes may not experience […]

Diabetes Community Survey Shows Drug Costs Still Ranks Highest Access Concern

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Team In early 2021, Beyond Type 1’s advocacy division surveyed almost two thousand people living with or caring for someone with diabetes to determine key healthcare access issues faced by members of the Beyond Type 1 community throughout 2020. While […]

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 […]