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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Semaglutide leads to significant weight loss in Type 2 diabetes patients

Article by Bruce Sylvester. Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and treated with weekly semaglutide have achieved an average weight loss of almost 10kg, researchers reported on March 2, 2021  in The Lancet. Put in other terms, two-thirds of subjects treated with weekly injections of a 2.4mg semaglutide lost at least 5% of their body weight and achieved significant improvement in […]