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Metformin Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia

Metformin Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia

September 05, 2019
Researchers found that metformin could protect against dementia in some populations. Further research is needed to confirm this new use for an old drug.
FDA OK's Nasal Powder Remedy for Severe Hypoglycemia

FDA OK's Nasal Powder Remedy for Severe Hypoglycemia

August 15, 2019
The FDA approves a nasal powder product to treat severe hypoglycemia. Expected in pharmacies mid-August. Studies say it works in 15 minutes.
OTD Salutes Quinn Nystrom, the Patron Saint of Affordable Insulin

OTD Salutes Quinn Nystrom, the Patron Saint of Affordable Insulin

July 25, 2019
The OTD interview with insulin affordability advocate Quinn Nystrom. The #Insulin4All movement gains speed as Sen. Bernie Sanders gets on board.
Do Statins "Invite" Diabetes?

Do Statins "Invite" Diabetes?

July 23, 2019
Lipitor, Crestor, and other statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed for their ability to reduce heart disease risks, but new research again finds they may boost diabetes risk. OnTrack Diabetes spoke to two experts.
Victoza: New Treatment Option for Youth with Type 2 Diabetes

Victoza: New Treatment Option for Youth with Type 2 Diabetes

June 24, 2019
The FDA recently approved Victoza (liraglutide), an injectable drug that helps improve blood sugar for children with type 2 diabetes providing an option beyond metformin.
23andMe: New Genetic Test Option Predicts Diabetes Risk

23andMe: New Genetic Test Option Predicts Diabetes Risk

April 11, 2019
Learn more about the new type 2 diabetes prediction report available through 23andMe, a genetic testing company. Is this a good use of your saliva?
Insulin Prices: How Trump’s Proposal Aims to Lower Drug Costs

Insulin Prices: How Trump’s Proposal Aims to Lower Drug Costs

March 06, 2019
A pharmacist and dad to two type 1 children explains why insulin is so expensive in the US and what the Trump Administration is planning to do about it.
Diabetes and Life Expectancy: Tips to Help You Beat the Odds

Diabetes and Life Expectancy: Tips to Help You Beat the Odds

February 28, 2019
Life expectancy is shorter for people with diabetes because they are twice as likely to die from heart-related issues. Here, 5 steps you can take now to beat the odds.
Is Your Attitude Boosting Your Diabetes Risk?

Is Your Attitude Boosting Your Diabetes Risk?

February 07, 2019
A new study reveals that being pessimistic, negative and hostile is linked with a higher risk of developing diabetes. But is it possible to change?
Diet Soda and Diabetes: Why It's So Hard On the Eyes

Diet Soda and Diabetes: Why It's So Hard On the Eyes

January 24, 2019
New research reveals that drinking more than 4 diet sodas weekly may more than double your risk of getting diabetic retinopathy.
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