Category Archives: Diabetes Learning Center

JANUARY 2018 NEWSFEED

EMT Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises New research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly raises blood […]

WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE HEALTHY ORAL HYGIENE HABITS IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

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People living with diabetes have to pay close attention to their overall health and well-being because various complications can arise from the disease. Diabetics are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, and other health-threatening issues. Another complication that arises from diabetes is an increased risk for periodontal disease, an infection of the gum […]

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Cities Are the Front Line in the Global Diabetes Epidemic Novo Nordisk is working with a coalition of major cities to bend the curve on type 2 diabetes. We’re calling for local political and health leaders of all cities to ask what it will take to change the trajectory of the disease in their area […]

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed, But Reality Isn’t That Simple Q: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? My son was recently diagnosed with it, but I’m not sure he’s taking it seriously enough. A: I understand your concern: Clearly, your son – and everyone with diabetes – should do whatever they can to combat […]

AUGUST NEWSFEED

Immunotherapy Treatment Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial A small clinical trial showed an immune system therapy was safe for people with type 1 diabetes, British researchers report. The immunotherapy also showed signs of helping to keep insulin production steady in people newly diagnosed with the disease, the study authors said. Read the […]

JULY NEWSFEED

Diabetic Sight Loss Cut by Screening, Research Shows The proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss has almost halved since a new national retinopathy screening programm started in 2007. Read the full story here: BBC News Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical Announce Collaboration to Develop Breakthrough Diabetes Technologies Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical today […]

JUNE NEWSFEED

Hyperbaric Wound Treatment, Often for Treating Diabetes, Is booming. Is That A Good Thing? The American Diabetes Association does not recommend the treatment. After an ADA committee of experts in diabetes care reviewed the available research last year, it concluded there was “not enough supporting data on the efficacy of this treatment to recommend its […]

MAY NEWSFEED

How Machine Learning Is Helping Us Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes Scientists at Boston University’s Center for Information and Systems Engineering are trying to bring the power of machine- learning to help cut costly and unnecessary hospitalizations while improving outcomes for patients. They believe they could predict hospitalizations due to these two chronic diseases about […]

MARCH NEWSFEED

Antidepressants, Seizure Meds OK for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain According to a systematic review, published in the Neurology journal, it was shown that the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) duloxetine and venlafaxine were more effective at reducing DPN pain compared with placebo, based on moderately strong evidence. Read the full story here: Neurology Study Suggests New Way to […]

DECEMBER NEWSFEED

Harvard scientist retracts breakthrough diabetes study A Harvard University stem cell scientist Douglas Melton and his team of researchers published an article about a hormone found in the liver that could help increase insulin production. The findings of the article was claimed to offer groundbreaking treatments in diabetes. However, the researchers retracted their finding soon after […]