SEPTEMBER DIABETES NEWSFEED

  • Healthcare providers prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs 
    A new study shows the number of dispensed anti-diabetes prescriptions was 15 times the number of dispensed anti-obesity prescriptions. The antiobesity market share was: 74.0% phentermine, 18.6% new anti-obesity pharmacotherapies. Journal Reference: 24 (9): 1955 DOI: 10.1002/oby.21533
  • Diabetes linked to memory decline in older adults
    A new study shows that elevated sugar levels could possibly damage brain cells that send messages to the brain causing a memory decline in older adults with diabetes. Reference: Fox News
  • Tight focus on lowering blood sugar limits options for diabetes
    A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers shows that the tight glycemic control to reduce micro- and macrovascular complications may distort priorities in the research and practice agendas designed to improve the lives of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal Reference:  10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.002901
  • Fish oil fatty acids may increase women’s diabetes risk.
    A French study shows women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may have a greater risk for type 2 diabetes. Reference: Webmd
  • Air pollution may increases the risk of diabetes
    A new study suggests an association between long-term exposure to air pollution and insulin resistance in the general population. Journal Reference: 10.2337/db15-1567
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