Pharm Fresh: What Pharmacological Solutions Could Play a Role in Preventing Diabetes?

EN_11_2023_COVER (002) For decades, physicians have maintained that type 2 diabetes could be delayed or even prevented altogether simply by modifying certain behaviors. Priyanka Majety, MD, talks to Endocrine News about pharmacological options that could help these patients, but lifestyle modifications are still crucial. As we enter National Diabetes Month and head toward World Diabetes Day on...

Special Treatment: Highlighting Cutting-Edge Diabetes Tech

Cutting-edge advancements in endocrinology continue to move diabetes treatment in the right direction faster than ever before. The treatment of diabetes is continually evolving. More than a century ago, a diabetes diagnosis was a death sentence, and although there is not yet a cure, endless updates in diabetes care help ease the burden of both...

Software Company Simplifies Glycemic Management for Clinicians and Pharmacists

In August, the insulin management software company Glytec unveiled the latest version of its Glucommander insulin dosing software to make it easier for providers, nurses, and pharmacists to offer optimal, personalized care. More than 300 hospitals in the U.S. use Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) for glycemic management for their patients. Glytec chief medical officer...

Good Sports

winning with diabetes cover A new book spotlights athletes thriving with diabetes. In the new book, Winning with Diabetes: Inspiring Stories from Athletes to Help You Thrive, Rita R. Kalyani, MD, MHS; Mark D. Corriere, MD; and Patrick Smith have created an inspirational handbook that clinicians can share with their patients to help them overcome the challenges they may...

Cultural Connections: How Understanding Hispanic Traditions Can Improve Treatment Outcomes

Aside from a litany of cultural and clinical barriers many Hispanics face in getting proper healthcare, supply and demand has proven difficult with certain medications, most recently tirzepatide. Rodolfo Galindo, MD, discusses these issues as well as why clinicians must often go “beyond the guidelines” when treating specific patient populations. In 2023, Hispanics represent the...

Lonapegsomatropin Provides Height Improvements in Later Tanner Stages without Increase in Dose

Lonapegsomatropin, a once-weekly prodrug of somatropin, can help children in Tanner Stages 3-5 maintain consistent height standard deviation scores (SDS) without an increase in the mean dose, according to a study presented at ENDO 2023. Ascendis Pharma is marketing the drug as TransCon hGH. Researchers led by Paul Hofman, MD, FRACP, of the Liggins Institute...

Children with Achondroplasia See Improved Annual Height Velocity with Investigational Prodrug

Children with achondroplasia (ACH), the most common form of hereditary short stature, experienced statistically significant improvements in their annual height velocity with the prodrug TransCon CNP, according to a study presented at ENDO 2023. Ascendis Pharma is investigating the drug in the Phase 2 ACcomplisH trial. Researchers led by Ravi Savarirayan, MBBS, FRACP, MD, of...

Weight Loss with Combination Anti-Obesity Medications Approximates that Achieved with Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss achieved through the use of a combination of anti-obesity medications (AOMs) can approach the reduction seen in bariatric surgery, according to a paper recently published in JCEM Case Reports. Researchers led by Priya N. Patel, MD, of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis point...

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