TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist -- a hormone that helps normalize patients' blood sugar levels .
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We saw a lot of changes around heart health recently -- new guidelines on cholesterol and blood pressure and more information about the dangers of salt and sugar. So, how do we apply all of this new information to our everyday lives?
I was diagnosed with Type 2 in September of last year. This book has been a Godsend. It is laid out by day/month in living and learning sections to teach both about the disease and how to live with it. I recommend any newly diagnosed Type 2 read this book, it will help make sense of all the information you are being given and the emotions you are feeling.View Thread
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they're also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu. The study, which focused on people aged 18 to 64, provides support for guidelines advising people with diabetes to get a flu shot , the Canadian researchers said.
Jan. 17, 2014 -- Google is working on contact lenses with special sensors to monitor diabetes blood sugar levels. The lens measures blood sugar levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature blood-sugar sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.
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To establish the efficacy and safety of a new diabetes treatment under development, Accelovance is seeking people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease to take part in a clinical study.
Patients included in the trial will receive regular health checks and medical testing, access to free trial medication and blood glucose testing equipment as well as compensation for their time and travel.
To join the trial you must be: â€¢ over the age of 50 â€¢ have type 2 diabetes and heart disease â€¢ able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer 9 phone contacts over a three-year period
For more information with no obligation, please call the diabetes study team: Accelovance (574)-288-0931 3550 Park Place West, Mishawaka, IN 46545
(619)-291-2845 email@example.com 5920 Friars Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92108
This recent article illuminates the that heart disease was prevalent in mummies from cultures all over the world. We have been blaming present rises in heart disease and diabetes on our modern diet and lifestyle. The articles suggests that we don't know as much as we thought we did. They also point to hardening of the arteries as part of the aging process. Interesting thought insighter.View Thread
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