Thursday, April 2, 2020

FDA Has No Plans to Recall Diabetes Drug Metformin

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has no plans to recall metformin, a diabetes drug, after it failed to show any evidence of contamination with a carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA said it would continue monitoring NDMA in metformin medications.

VA Department and Virta Health Focus On Reversing Diabetes with Keto Diet

The US Department of Veterans Affairs collaborated with a startup company called Virta Health to focus their attention on the company’s claim to reverse type 2 diabetes with the keto diet. However, some experts have raised concerns about the company’s claim to reverse diabetes with the keto diet.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing the Risk of Gout

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, such as canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, could play a key role in reducing the risk of gout in people with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions. Researchers found that these diabetes drugs could get rid of excess uric acid from the body.

How Type 2 Diabetes Occurs? How to Reverse It?

A new study, published in journal Cell Metabolism, has been able to explain the cause of type 2 diabetes and how it can be reversed. The study found that excess liver fat could be the cause of type 2 diabetes and it can be reversed by implementing lifestyle interventions.

Kids with Type 1 Diabetes May Have Poor Brain Function

A new study has found that children who have type 1 diabetes are more likely to have poor brain function. The study also found that type 1 diabetic children who have the condition for a longer duration had pronounced changes in their brain function, suggesting that the condition may get worse.

Americans Relying On “Black Market” For Diabetes Medications

A new study has found that most people in the United States have been turning to the black market for donating, sharing, and trading diabetes medications and blood-test supplies. The US healthcare system has been failing to meet the needs of patients to manage diabetes so they are relying on the black market, which is illegal.

Blocking a Certain Calcium Channel Could Help Treat Diabetes

A new study, published in PNAS, has found that a certain type of calcium channel that is found in the insulin-secreting beta cells plays an important role in the development of diabetes. Researchers believe that blocking this calcium channel could help in developing new strategies for treating diabetes.