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Hormone therapy increases insulin sensitivity in transgender men

21st November 2019

Transgender men, who were assigned female sex at birth and have transitioned into their male sex, experience greater insulin sensitivity after undergoing a year of hormone therapy, according to results of a new study. The…

US companies celebrate 25-year commitment to curing type 1 diabetes

21st November 2019

A 25-year relationship between two companies committed to curing type 1 diabetes is being celebrated through Diabetes Awareness Month. In 1994, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) teamed up with Biorep Technologies Inc, a Miami-based company…

Driver receives parking fine after safely stopping to treat a hypo

20th November 2019

A driver with diabetes has been fined for pulling over to safely check and treat an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels). Andy Lindsay from Leeds has been ordered to pay £120 after a…

Gene variant discovery could help treat diabetic kidney disease

20th November 2019

A breakthrough genetic discovery could help pave the way for future treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), researchers have said. A huge study involving more than 19,000 people has identified 16 regions of the human…

People with diabetes required for misdiagnosis research study

19th November 2019

People with diabetes are needed for new research which will explore wrong diagnoses of the condition. A team from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is appealing for people with either type 1 or type 2…

FreeStyle Libre eases burden for people with diabetes and dementia

19th November 2019

Using a FreeStyle Libre helps older people with diabetes and memory loss to more easily monitor their blood glucose, a new study finds. The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitor allows people with diabetes to track…

Diabetes UK aim to make immunotherapy available for type 1 diabetes

18th November 2019

Immunotherapy treatment for type 1 diabetes could be available by 2025, according to Diabetes UK. Immunotherapies re-programme the immune system in a bid to stop it from attacking working cells in the body. In the…

FDA rejects approval of empagliflozin for type 1 diabetes

18th November 2019

A committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against the approval of type 2 diabetes drug empagliflozin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Empagliflozin, marketed under the trade name Jardiance,…

New type 2 diabetes drug Qtrilmet receives European approval

15th November 2019

A once-daily tablet for type 2 diabetes, which combines three different types of medication, has received European approval. The European Commission has given permission for AstraZeneca's Qtrilmet to be used among adults with type 2…

Generic insulin availability could tackle soaring insulin costs

15th November 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced plans to tackle high costs of insulin to prevent families affected by diabetes from falling into economic hardship. The WHO's two-year plan will encourage drug companies to produce…

NHS Diabetes Prevention Program shown to help weight loss and HbA1c reduction

14th November 2019

Results show that the NHS Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) achieves success in helping people at risk of type 2 diabetes to lose weight and reduce their HbA1c. The DPP is a national intervention for helping…

Could type 2 diabetes treatments help people with type 1 achieve stronger control?

14th November 2019

A new trial is set to test whether a combination of medications for type 2 diabetes could help more people with type 1 diabetes to achieve stronger blood glucose control. The TTT1 trial is being…

Working with mitochondria to protect people from kidney disease

13th November 2019

A breakthrough finding has been discovered which experts think could help slow down the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes. A team from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia say they have identified…

Hospital diabetes team is superhero ready for World Diabetes Day

12th November 2019

We are just days away from the pinnacle of Diabetes Awareness Month – on Thursday 14th of November, across the globe people will recognise World Diabetes Day 2019. It is an opportunity for the diabetes…

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