Diabetes Rx May Do Double-Duty for Parkinson’s Disease
Sometimes important scientific discoveries occur secondhand. For Parkinson's disease, that may be exactly the case.
Popular Diabetes Rx May Not Cut Bladder Cancer Risk
Widely given to patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin has been linked to reducing the risk for many types of cancers. The medication, however, may not be effective against one certain cancer.
Diabetes Medications May Impact Cancer Risks
People with type 2 diabetes have higher cancer risks than the general population. The link may have to do with how diabetes affects the metabolism. Diabetes medications may also figure into the equation.
Trends in Treating Diabetes
Diabetes is a big problem in the US — and thus, it is a big focus of doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies alike. New medications and developments alter how diabetes is treated.
New Diabetes Rx Delivers Results
While several medications are already on the market to treat diabetes, not all patients have the desired control over their blood sugar levels. Alogliptin may offer a fresh option.
Diabetes Drugs Cut Colon Cancer Risk
There are many factors to think about when prescribing drugs to diabetes patients. One of these factors is the cancer risk of a particular drug; or in some cases, the cancer-preventing powers of that drug.
More Good Stuff for the Diabetic Heart
There are two kinds of cholesterol: HDL and LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol, and it may be beneficial for patients with diabetes.
New Guidance on Actos or Takeda
If you've been taking Actos or Takeda for more than a year to control your type 2 diabetes, you will want to be in touch with your family physician or endocrinologist. A link with bladder cancer has been discovered.
Sales of Diabetes Drugs Stopped Due to Bladder Cancer Risks
Actos and Competact, two top-selling type 2 diabetes drugs, have been pulled off the markets in France and Germany following studies linking the medications to bladder cancer.
Diabetes Around the World
Around the world, millions of people face an increased risk of early death from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases related to diabetes. Researchers found that poor diagnoses and ineffective treatment are to blame.