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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.
Teenage Waistband: Diabetes Rx May Fight Fat
Teen obesity is a growing health problem. The percentage of US adolescents who are overweight has more than tripled over the last 20 years. One diabetes Rx may help teens lose weight.
Seeking Approval of New Diabetes Med
For many diabetes patients, diet and exercise alone isn't enough to control blood sugar levels. These patients need medications. And they may need more options. A new diabetes medication is at the start of the approval process.
Diabetes Rx Go Head-to-Head
With all the available treatment options for type 2 diabetes, it can be hard to tell which one is right for which patient. A recent study addressed this difficulty with a comparison of two medications.
Diabetes Drug Could Slow Speedy Addicts
In most cases, a drug is first created to treat one disease. Later down the road, however, researchers may find that the drug can be used for other purposes - which is the case now with a certain diabetes drug.
Bydureon Approved for Type Two Diabetes
Some diabetes drugs have to be taken multiple times a day. For many patients, it can be hard to stay on such a strict schedule. Now, patients have the option of a once-weekly drug for type 2 diabetes.
The Byetta Bonus
In many cases, drugs can have harmful side effects. They also can have unintended uses and benefits. Sometimes a drug designed to treat one disease has the power to treat an entirely different disorder.
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.
Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
They are two of the newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. They are effective in lowering blood sugar. New findings, though, cast doubt on the safety of these medications.