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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Study: Even Leaner People with Type 2 Diabetes Can Achieve Remission

A new study has demonstrated that weight loss can lead to remission from type 2 diabetes even for people that are not overweight. We already know that some people with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission, but most research suggests that it generally requires dramatic weight loss. So where does that leave patients with type […]

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 […]

A New Study Finds that Use of the BCG Vaccine in Early Life Protects Against Type 1 Diabetes in Adulthood

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez A new study has found that early-life use of the BCG vaccine—used across the world to prevent tuberculosis—may reduce the risks of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been used to prevent tuberculosis for a century. It is one of the […]

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 […]