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 Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics, Premature Babies
A new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice has been discovered by researchers. Their study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants. Read the full story here: Science Daily
ESPN’s Radio Host Mike Golic’s Advice for Controlling Diabetes
ESPN’S Mike Golic, a former NFL player, discusses his type 2 diabetes and how he’s keeping it under control. Since being diagnosed with the disease 12 years ago, Golic has been on a mission to raise awareness and help people learn how to manage their blood sugar. Read the full story here: Fox News
A Warming Planet Might Mean More Diabetes
A study found a link between increases in temperature and more cases of the blood sugar disease. The effects of climate change are far-reaching, but new research suggests a surprising linkage to a warming Earth – more cases of type 2 diabetes. For every 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in environmental temperature, the researchers calculated that there would be an increase of more than 100,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States alone. Read full story here: Science Daily.
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