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Why Doctors Aren’t Enough to Help Keep Diabetes in Check

Patients with diabetes need access to doctors and medicines to help them keep their disease under control. But they also need food in their pantries and enough money in their pockets to pay for necessities like rent and heat, a new study shows. Among a group of 411 patients being treated for Type 2 diabetes…

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What factors are associated with insulin-related hypoglycemia?

Background Insulin is a cornerstone of type 1 diabetes treatment and is increasingly introduced early in the treatment course for patients with type 2 diabetes. However, it remains one of the most challenging and limiting aspects of diabetes medical management.  This is due to complexities in dosing and administration, as well as the need for routine monitoring of…

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Statins increase blood glucose levels and weight gain

A new study has produced strong evidence that statins(anti-cholesterol therapy) can lead to increased weight gain and a modest increase in Type 2 Diabetes risk, but the benefits of statins still outweigh the risks says the experts. The study was published by a team of researchers from the University College London’s Institute of Cardiovascular Science. Scientists…

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Patent, Brand and Generic Named Drugs: Confused?

I have noticed in recent times that there is a lot of confusion amongst patients in regards to the names of their medications. Having done some investigation into this, it appears to be around certain medications that have come off of patent and the pharmacy is now dispensing the cheaper equivalent but under a different name…

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