Monday, January 27, 2020
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A radical new liquid diet, which is undergoing trials, will be offered by the National Health Service (NHS) to put patients with type 2 diabetes into remission. The new calorie-restricted liquid diet is set to be given to patients from April 2020. A study found that nine of 10 patients on the liquid diet went into remission.
A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has found that eating ultra-processed packaged foods may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Also, the study found that ultra-processed foods increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and even premature death.