Saturday, July 11, 2020

FDA Approves Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2, A Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Abbott Laboratories announced Monday that it got FDA clearance for its integrated continuous glucose monitoring system called FreeStyle Libre 2 for diabetic patients so they can monitor their glucose levels regularly. FreeStyle Libre 2 can monitor your blood sugar almost every minute.

Beta Cell Replacement Therapy Could Cure Type 1 Diabetes, Study

A new study has found that in vitro generated beta cells can be used as potential replacement therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes. Researchers developed a specialized stem-cell-derived beta cell that can be transplanted in diabetics so they can keep their blood sugar under control.

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.