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Injectable Weekly Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA

GlaxoSmithKline’s Tanzeum (albiglutide), an injectable once-weekly diabetes drug, has been approved by the FDA. Tanzeum can be a stand-alone treatment, or used in combination with insulin, or other diabetes drugs such as metformin, glimepiride, pioglitazone, according to this press release on  The new drug certainly won’t be the only injectable drug on the market. And it will remain to be seen whether the new drug is any more efficacious than others. Is it a case of the drug manufacturer (GSK) producing this drug simply to […]

New Research Offers Positive Diabetes News

Perhaps you’re familiar with the widely publicized report published in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control, which predicts, by the year 2050, one-third of U.S. adults will have diabetes and even more will be pre-diabetic. It would seem implausible for any good news about diabetes statistics to manifest considering such dire predictions.  Well, good news is here, despite the gloomy forecast: rates of debilitating complications from heart attacks and strokes are on the decline.  A U.S. study, in fact, says that over the last […]

High Fiber Diets Prevent a Deadly Diabetes Side Effect

One of the biggest early mortality side-effects for diabetics is heart attacks. But a recent study says that those who have experienced heart attacks but then adopted a high fiber diet had a much lower risk of dying. The study tracked over 2,200 women and 1,800 men who had survived a first heart attack and never had a stroke. The study’s authors mentioned that one pitfall many diabetics fall into is the reliance on pharmaceuticals to lower cholesterol levels. This study, the authors said, validates […]

What to do When You Have Low Blood Sugar

It’s a hot, sultry day. But you want to get some exercise. So you walk a neighborhood trail that has a very steep section. You’re huffing and puffing and sweating, grateful for the fresh air and spiritual well-being of sauntering in the great outdoors. But when you crest the steep hill, you become weak and you feel like you’re going to faint. You’ve been in this situation plenty of times before, so it doesn’t come as a surprise. The first time this happened though, you […]

Exercise During Pregnancy Prevents Gestational Diabetes from Developing into Type 2

Up to 10 percent of all expecting mothers may develop gestational diabetes, and most of these women are ones who are older, heavier and non-Caucasian.  But even if gestational diabetes develops, if, postpartum, you up your daily exercise routine by 20 minutes or more each day, the chances of developing type 2 diabetes are greatly reduced.  The study, published online at the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine, concluded: “Among the one-fifth of women who exercised the least, about 19 percent developed diabetes […]