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Diabetic ketoacidosis – (DKA) or diabetic coma occurs when a diabetic does not properly balance their insulin intake with their diet or activity.
GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK today announced that once-weekly Tanzeum (albiglutide), a prescription injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes in adults, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, is now available in pharmacies throughout the U.S. [More]
Afrezza gets FDA approval to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus

Afrezza gets FDA approval to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Afrezza is a rapid-acting inhaled insulin that is administered at the beginning of each meal, or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. [More]
Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from a retrospective pooled analysis of eight phase III trials (two 18-week and six 24-week) of linagliptin 5 mg once-daily, showed reductions from baseline A1c at 18 (eight trials) and 24 (six trials) weeks compared to placebo in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), [More]
FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) for injection, for subcutaneous use, as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]
Diabetic Ketoacidosis is disproportionately high among youth

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is disproportionately high among youth

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families. Diabetic ketoacidosis is due to a severe lack of insulin and it is often the presenting symptom of type 1 diabetes. It can also be present at the onset of type 2 diabetes. [More]
Study: Investigational drug effective in reducing mucormycosis infections

Study: Investigational drug effective in reducing mucormycosis infections

With very few treatment options available to fight deadly mucormycosis infections, a new Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) study holds hope for adding to the arsenal of therapies physicians have to combat an increasingly common infection afflicting people with weakened immune systems. [More]
Mylan Pharmaceuticals launches Repaglinide Tablets, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg

Mylan Pharmaceuticals launches Repaglinide Tablets, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg

Mylan Inc. today announced that its U.S.-based subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Repaglinide Tablets, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg. This product is the generic version of Novo Nordisk's Prandin, which is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]
FDA approves Farxiga tablets to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

FDA approves Farxiga tablets to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Farxiga™ [far-SEE-ga] (dapagliflozin), a once-daily oral treatment indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]

EKF Diagnostics to exhibit two POC testing analyzers for diabetes management at Arab Health

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, will be exhibiting two newly introduced point-of-care testing analyzers for rapid assessment of diabetes and related conditions. The Quo-Lab glycated haemoglobin analyzer and STAT-Site M ß-HB will both be demonstrated on the Welsh Assembly Government Stand Z1D30 in Zabeel Hall 1, Arab Health, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, 27 - 30 January 2014. [More]
Research finding could lead to development of vaccine and therapies for mucormycosis

Research finding could lead to development of vaccine and therapies for mucormycosis

Mucormycosis is a deadly infection that strikes people with weakened immune systems when certain types of fungi, called Mucorales, invade the patients' cells. A novel protein on the surface of the Mucorales cells, called CotH, makes this invasion possible. [More]
Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced it has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a complete response letter regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of canagliflozin and immediate-release metformin to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Diets and the famine reaction: an interview with Associate Professor Amanda Salis, University of Sydney

Diets and the famine reaction: an interview with Associate Professor Amanda Salis, University of Sydney

The statistic that you often hear is that 95% of diets fail, but in actual fact, emerging research is now showing that it’s around 70% of diets that fail. That means that around 30% of people who are losing weight are actually keeping it off. So we’re doing better now than we were doing in the past, but there’s still work to be done. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced results from two post-hoc, pooled analyses of data from placebo-controlled clinical trials, which examined the safety of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin in adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Efficacy and safety data on linagliptin and investigational compound empagliflozin* in various diabetes subpopulations presented by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company

Efficacy and safety data on linagliptin and investigational compound empagliflozin* in various diabetes subpopulations presented by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced they will feature five oral and 12 poster presentations for linagliptin and the investigational compound empagliflozin* at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) which will take place in Barcelona, from 23 – 27 September. The presentations will add to the already existing body of data on safety and efficacy of these two compounds. [More]
Pedi-Flite transfer center reduces disparities, improves access for pediatric diabetic patients

Pedi-Flite transfer center reduces disparities, improves access for pediatric diabetic patients

Providing families with diabetic children access via pager to a transport team improves outcomes and efficiency, according to a recent study performed at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [More]
Insulin pumps more effective at controlling blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes

Insulin pumps more effective at controlling blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes

The longest and largest study of the effectiveness of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has shown that the pumps are more effective at controlling blood sugar than insulin injections and cause fewer complications. [More]
EKF Diagnostics introduces STAT-Site M ß-HB strip test for DKA assessment

EKF Diagnostics introduces STAT-Site M ß-HB strip test for DKA assessment

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces the worldwide launch of the new STAT-Site M ß-HB, following successful CE marking. The new quantitative strip-based test for ß-Hydroxybutyrate (ß-HB) provides a quick and easy assessment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), delivering results in less than 80 seconds. [More]
Patients with type2 diabetes, renal impairment have less hypoglycemia with JANUVIA compared to sulfonylurea

Patients with type2 diabetes, renal impairment have less hypoglycemia with JANUVIA compared to sulfonylurea

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced results from a post-hoc pooled analysis showing patients with type 2 diabetes and mild renal impairment treated with JANUVIA- (sitagliptin) 100 mg once-daily achieved similar blood sugar reductions as those treated with the sulfonylureas glipizide or glimepiride, with significantly fewer events of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and with weight loss instead of weight gain. [More]
Sanofi reports Phase 3 study of insulin U300 shows better blood sugar control than Lantus

Sanofi reports Phase 3 study of insulin U300 shows better blood sugar control than Lantus

Sanofi announced today that the first Phase 3 study results for its investigational new insulin U300 showed equivalent blood sugar control with fewer night-time low blood sugar events compared to Lantus. [More]
Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company today announced results from a new study in which linagliptin demonstrated statistically significant reductions in blood glucose levels (HbA1c) after 12 weeks (the study's primary endpoint) in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with moderate to severe renal impairment, compared with placebo. Most patients had T2D for more than ten years (76 percent) and were on insulin (86 percent). [More]