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Patients Report Long-Term Favorable Effects of Weight Loss Surgery in Their Daily Lives

A new analysis from the STAMPEDE trial shows that over the course of five years, patients who had bariatric and metabolic surgery to treat uncontrolled type 2 diabetes reported greater physical health, more energy, less body pain, and less negative effects of diabetes in their daily lives, compared with patients who had medical therapy alone...
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International Experts Outline Diabetes Remission Diagnosis Criteria

People with type 2 diabetes should be considered in remission after sustaining normal blood sugar levels for three months or more, according to a new consensus statement from the Endocrine Society, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Diabetes UK and the American Diabetes Association published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.  About 10%...
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Dosage Flexibility of Liquid Hypothyroidism Treatment Introduced for Patients and Clinicians

Americans diagnosed with hypothyroidism and their clinical providers now have access to greater dosage flexibility within levothyroxine therapy, with three new dosage strengths of levothyroxine sodium oral solution now available to treat hypothyroidism. IBSA Pharma markets the drug as Tirosint®-SOL. The unique new dosing options – 37.5, 44 and 62.5 micrograms – are a first...
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Continuous Glucose Monitor Developed to Integrate Data Directly into Electronic Health Record

HealthPartners Institute’s International Diabetes Center (IDC) recently developed and piloted a process for incorporating patients’ continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data directly into the electronic health record (EHR), improving clinician access to glucose information. During a presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions, IDC medical director Amy Criego, MD, described this process for integrating...
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Devil in the Details: The Impact of the First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin

[Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include comments from Rita Kalyani, MD.] When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product last month, many were hailing this as a breakthrough in treating diabetes. The impacts could be immediately felt by people rationing their insulin due to cost as...