Eight Major Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Genetics, distance from the equator and age group have all been proven to play a role in type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes is far more common, and it is linked to slightly different risk factors. Here are the major things that make you more likely to develop diabetes and information about how you […]

Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Approved by the FDA

Finally some good news for Type 2 Diabetics, drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb and partners Astrazeneca PLC had their latest drug Onglyza approved. Onglyza reduces blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, which affects 24 million people in the U.S. The drug is the first to gain approval since the agency issued new testing […]

The Day It All Began….

I always find myself curious to hear other diabetics stories discussing thing’s like; where they were when they found out, what symptoms they experiencing, if they didn’t notice any of the symptoms, what finally happened that made them aware of the disease… etc. Many people don’t enjoy going to the doctors office for every little […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have analyzed data from nearly 58,000 patients included in the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD), the largest repository of medical information on people who’ve undergone the weight-loss surgery. Only about 10 percent had complications, according to the study, which was to be presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of […]

FDA OKs drug that treats diabetes through the brain

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may soon get a very different treatment approach: A drug that helps control blood sugar via the brain — an idea sparked, surprisingly, by the metabolism of migrating birds. The Food and Drug Administration approved Cycloset, maker VeroScience Inc announced. It’s a new version of an old drug called bromocriptine, […]