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Topic: Diabetes: Drugs



Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight
Researchers note higher dosage used in study isn't approved for treatment of blood sugar disease



Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care



Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control
Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say



Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
Used early after diagnosis, drug appears to have long-lasting effects, study reports



Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds



Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug
Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows



New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease



Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings
Medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say



Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes
But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths



Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition



Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer
Survival not significantly different from patients who didn't take metformin, study finds



Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress



Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach
Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40



Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?
Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says



Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure



FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy
To be used in those with diabetic macular edema, injections fight leading cause of blindness



Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis



Poverty Makes Diabetes Care Tougher, Study Reports
Too little money for food, housing and medicine affects disease management



Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review
Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say



Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts
New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use



Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected



Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows
Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care



Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study
Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many



Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study
But using yohimbine won't replace lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of treatment, experts say



Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients
Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid



FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says



Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels



Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds
Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report



Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study
Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note



Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity



People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins
Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed



Scientists Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Finding might lead one day to new ways to treat humans with blood sugar disease, researchers say



'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar Control for People With Type 1 Diabetes
Device removes guesswork from insulin therapy, reduces low blood sugar episodes, study finds



Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions



Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics
One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say



Mouse Study Raises Possibility of New Treatment for Diabetes
Molecule helped insulin last longer, lower blood sugar levels more efficiently, researchers report



Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study
Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say



Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments



FDA to Investigate Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk



Metformin Tied to Modest BMI Reduction in Obese Children
Review provides moderate-strength evidence of reduction in BMI from baseline at six months



Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids
But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective



Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently
Metformin made men's heart metabolism worse, study found



Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication



FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however



Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage



Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study
But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest



New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes
Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report



Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report
Alefacept appeared to reduce need for insulin in study



Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints
Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease



New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
It appears to improve blood fat levels and may aid weight loss, researchers report



Cumulative Metformin Linked to Mortality Post-Prostate Cancer
Both all-cause, prostate cancer-specific mortality reduced in elderly men with diabetes



In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives
Study corroborates other research showing the drug may have benefits beyond diabetes care



FDA Warns Companies Selling Fraudulent Diabetes Products
Products may distract consumers from seeking legitimate medical treatment



FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments
Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says



AAIC: Metformin Treatment Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Initiating treatment with sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and insulin does not lower risk



Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain
Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia



Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia



FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks



Large Randomized Trial Will Compare Diabetes Medications
GRADE, a pragmatic, unmasked clinical trial, will evaluate each of four meds added to metformin



Lixisenatide Non-Inferior to Exenatide for Diabetes
Once-daily lixisenatide gives similar diabetes control as twice-daily exenatide



'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles
In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time



FDA Approves 1st in New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Invokana works by blocking reabsorption of glucose in body



Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don't Know It: CDC
Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition



Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition



Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing
Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012; increase reflects growing number of people with the disease



Newest Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Pancreatitis Risk
Patients on Januvia, Byetta twice as likely to develop condition, study says