Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes

Drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars. In a study, which holds potential for dietary management of the condition, people with type 2 diabetes drank a pre-made shot before meals which contained a low dose of whey protein. They were monitored for a week […]

Obesity-related fertility issues may be improved by correcting blood sugar levels

Reproductive hormone levels in females with obesity may be partially restored by lowering blood glucose levels, leading to improved fertility, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study indicates that altered levels of reproductive hormones in a well-established mouse model of obesity may be partially restored by a common type 2 diabetes medication that reduces blood glucose […]

Boost for global access to diabetes treatments

Two established diabetes medicines have been given the green light for use outside the EU – even when stored at higher temperatures – under the EU Medicines for All (EU-M4All) scheme. This procedure allows the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines that address an unmet medical need or a public health concern outside […]

Parental type 1 diabetes can affect children’s cognitive development

Cognitive development in children could be affected regardless of which biological parent has type 1 diabetes, according to research publishing April 19 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine. The research shows for the first time that having a parent with a chronic disease like type 1 diabetes may be associated with lower school performance rather than maternal high blood sugar during […]

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

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, and legumes, is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) in generally healthy people and support their role in diabetes prevention. The study was conducted by Professor Frank […]

Kerendia approved in EU for adult patients with chronic kidney disease associated with type 2 diabetes – Bayer HealthCare

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for finerenone under the brand name Kerendia from Bayer HealthCare. Kerendia (10 mg or 20 mg), a non-steroidal, selective mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, is indicated for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (stage 3 and 4 with albuminuria) associated with type 2 diabetes in adults. “Even when blood glucose […]

Women with irregular periods may be at risk for liver disease

Women with long or irregular periods are known to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but researchers found these women may also be at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. About 24% of U.S. adults have NAFLD, a chronic […]

Molecular link traced from gene to late-onset retinal degeneration

Clinical trial planning underway to test the widely used diabetes drug metformin as a preventive treatment for the blinding eye disease. Scientists have discovered that gene therapy and the diabetes drug metformin may be potential treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), a rare, blinding eye disease. Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health […]

Menopausal hormone therapy not linked to dementia onset

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT — also known as hormone replacement therapy, HRT) does not appear to increase the risk of dementia onset, researchers reported on Sept. 29, 2021 in the BMJ/British Medical Journal. “We are happy to be able to report findings that will reassure women needing menopausal hormone therapy and facilitate conversations between doctors and patients about the safest […]

Study shows dramatic long-term complications in youth-onset type 2 diabetes

Researchers report that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in their youth are, by young adulthood, at risk of serious complications. The findings from the TODAY2 study (Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) appeared in the NEJM/New England Journal of Medicine on July 28, 2021. “Youth-onset of type 2 diabetes is associated with an accumulation of diabetes-related complications […]