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Another step toward an insulin tablet

Written by | 15 Jan 2023

For the millions of people living with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving drug. Unlike many other medicines, though, insulin cannot be easily delivered by swallowing a pill — […]

Findings support repurposing rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin for diabetes

Written by | 20 Oct 2022

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions discovered that the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin can potentially be repurposed to improve diabetes-associated symptoms. The study, which was […]

Team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results

Written by | 3 Sep 2022

A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. Researchers have […]

‘Smart necklace’ biosensor may track health status through sweat

Written by | 24 Jul 2022

Researchers have successfully tested a device that may one day use the chemical biomarkers in sweat to detect changes in a person’s health. In a new study published […]

Not enough men in their 40s are getting screened for diabetes, study finds

Written by | 19 Jul 2022

Not enough men in Alberta, Canada — especially those in their 40s — are getting tested for diabetes, putting them at risk for heart disease, cancer and other […]

Endocrine Society urges Congress to pass bill to make insulin more affordable for people with diabetes

Written by | 27 Jun 2022

The Endocrine Society announces its endorsement of the bipartisan insulin bill introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) that would take steps to reduce out-of-pocket […]

New study reveals that healthy plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes

Written by | 12 Apr 2022

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that the consumption of healthy plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee, […]

COVID-19 ups risk of diabetes

Written by | 2 Apr 2022

Covid-19 patients are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on March 21, 2022 in Diabetologia.  “Put simply, this means that the relative risk of developing […]

Glucose control lowers risk of cancer in obese diabetic patients

Written by | 18 Jan 2022

Blood glucose control is key to lowering the risk of cancer in obese persons with type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on Dec. 6, 20231 in Diabetes Care. “What […]

Oral contraceptive reduces risk of diabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Written by | 28 Oct 2021

Use of combined oral contraceptives appears to significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Researchers reported this finding on Oct. […]

EASD 2021: Osteoporosis drug appears to lower diabetes risk

Written by | 5 Oct 2021

Treatment with alendronate, an osteoporosis drug, appears to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on Sept. 26, 2021 at the annual meeting of the […]

Standing more may help prevent chronic diseases

Written by | 17 Sep 2021

Insulin is a key hormone in energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Normal insulin function in the body may be disturbed by e.g. overweight, leading to decreased insulin […]

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