14 hrs ago
GRADE Study for Diabetes
The first comprehensive long-term study comparing different medications for type 2 diabetes is launching nationwide.
18 hrs ago
FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Canagliflozin/Metformin...
The complete response letter related to the NDA requested additional information to support the comparability of the twice-daily dosing regimen of canagliflozin -- as part of the canagliflozin and metformin FDC -- and the once-daily dosing of canagliflozin as a single agent.
Washington University in St. Louis
Diabetes drugs affect hearts of men, women differently
Janet B. McGill, MD, and Robert J. Gropler, MD, look through the PET scanner they and their colleagues used to study the heart's response to common diabetes therapies.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Intensifying insulin therapy: what options are available to patients with type 2 diabetes?
The American journal of medicine , Vol. 126, No. 9 Suppl 1. , doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.06.011 The progressive nature of type 2 diabetes requires practitioners to periodically evaluate patients and intensify therapy when glycemic targets become unattainable with their current treatment regimen.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Applied Clinical Trials
Carbohydrate Chemistry Aims to Help Treat Diabetes Patients
For example, in 2012, a national sandwich chain offered its cinnamon roll lovers a change: they replaced the 550-calorie version with a 480-calorie version by removing the sugar glaze.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Metformin May Lower Women's Cancer Risk By A Third
A recent study led by the Cleveland Clinic found the two of the most common drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes also lowers women's risk of developing cancer.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Effects of two weeks of metformin treatment on whole-body glycocalyx barrier properties in db/db mice
The anti-diabetic drug metformin has been demonstrated to exert a protective effect against vascular complications in diabetes independent of its glucose lowering action.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Diabetes Self Management
Good Acid, Bad Acid?
Acetic acid, also known as vinegar, has long been a folk remedy for ailments ranging from infections to stomachaches to poison ivy.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
New study showed significant reduction in blood glucose with...
Study showed significant reductions of HbA1c up to 2.8 percent in treatment-naA ve adults with uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes and marked hyperglycaemia Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced new data 1 from a Phase IV study evaluating linagliptin as monotherapy and in combination with metformin in treatment-naive adults with ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Growing Need For Outcome Studies And The Impact On R&D Costs
For many years, drugs were approved on the basis of their impact on markers of disease, rather than determining the overall health outcome for patients taking these drugs.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
AMPK: a target for drugs and natural products with effects on both diabetes and cancer.
The AMP-activated protein kinase is a highly conserved sensor of cellular energy that appears to have arisen at an early stage during eukaryotic evolution.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Diabetes Self Management
Controlling the Dawn Phenomenon
Do you wake up with a blood glucose level that's higher than when you went to bed? You might wonder how this could be.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
AstraZeneca: A Positive Future Awaits This Company
Biopharmaceutical companies witness their share prices sky rocket following the approval of a drug or a positive review.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Rosiglitazone-containing Diabetes Medicines: Drug Safety...
ISSUE : FDA has determined that recent data for rosiglitazone-containing drugs, such as Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl, and generics, do not show an increased risk of heart attack compared to the standard type 2 diabetes medicines metformin and sulfonylurea.
Crowdsourcing for Drug Development
This was a big news and surprise for me. The idea of crowdsourcing for drug trials is a new and goes against the pharmaceutical giants.
Medical News Today
Targeting a single enzyme could prevent and treat diabetes
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Merck KGaA Invests in China, Global HQ
Merck KGaA plans to make a 80 million investment in a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, to be located in the Nantong Economical Technological Development Area , in the Greater Shanghai region of China, the company announced in a press release .
Susan Boyle diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Susan Boyle has been battling to give up chocolate and sweets after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it has been reported.
New super pill could make diabetes history
This could prevent obese patients and others at risk of Type 2 A diabetes from ever getting the disease.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Potential target for treating obesity and diabetes with single drug identified
Washington, Nov 22 : A new mouse study has suggested that a single overactive enzyme worsens the two core defects of diabetes- impaired insulin sensitivity and overproduction of glucose, therefore a drug targeting the enzyme could help correct both at once.