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 the disease. Chronically elevated blood sugar leads to atherosclerosis, increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and vascular disease in the legs. It also damages the nerves and kidneys, leading to a loss of sensation and kidney failure. Controlling the disease, though difficult, is not impossible and should be paramount. Read the full story here: Daily Herald
Young Diabetics May Check Sugar More When Money’s at Stake
Teens and young adults with diabetes may do a better job of checking their blood sugar when they get daily financial incentives than when there’s no cash on the line, a recent experiment suggests. Read the full story here: Reuters
Can You Teach A Cell New Tricks? Diabetes Research Aims to Do Just That
Domenico Accili confesses it all sounds a little like science fiction, or maybe simply magic, but the professor of medicine at Columbia University is convinced he can coax endocrine cells in the gut to change jobs and, in the process, reverse Type 1 diabetes. Read the full article here: Chicago Tribune
Novo Nordisk Takes Aim at Eli Lilly with U.S. Backing of New Diabetes Drug
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk will take aim at Eli Lilly in the growing diabetes market after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light to its Semaglutide drug. Read full story here: Reuters.
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