diabetes

May 17, 2018

My patient, Jeanne (not her real name) was almost embarrassed to mention that her insulin cost $300 for a single vial that lasts about five days. That’s more than $21,000 a year. Did I have any ideas that might help? 

February 26, 2018

An insulin-mimicking peptide has now been shown to not only lower blood sugars, but also slow the progression of atherosclerosis in mice.

January 11, 2018

Women who experience common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats appear to have an 18 percent greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new st

American Indians suffer high rates of diabetes and cancer relative to the general population. One suspected reason is the lack of easy access, on reservations, to fresh fruit and vegetables.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

The overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease has not changed significantly in the United States for 30 years, but the characteristics of kidney disease have changed markedly,

 
A peptide that might act on the brain circuits that control blood sugar levels has been shown to produce sustained type 2 diabetes remissions in mice and rats.
 

Bariatric surgery should be considered a standard option for many patients with type 2 diabetes who continue to have poorly controlled blood glucose levels despite changing their diets, increasing physical activity, and taking medication.

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