Lantus and Cancer: Further Study Needed

Late last week, results from several European studies showing a possible link between Lantus (insulin glargine) and cancer were published online in the journal Diabetologia. Health agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) have been swift in their response to the release of this information, indicating that the studies are not conclusive and that people with diabetes should not stop taking Lantus without speaking to their doctors… Read More “Lantus and Cancer: Further Study Needed”

Research on Rosiglitazone

According to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 69th Scientific Sessions, using rosiglitazone (brand name Avandia) in combination with metformin or a sulfonylurea does not increase the risk for cardiovascular disease or death in people with Type 2 diabetes. But some scientists have met these results critically, claiming that the study does not have enough statistical power to resolve any of the controversy surrounding this drug. Read More “Research on Rosiglitazone”

New Findings on Cardiovascular Risk

Recent data analysis by researchers at the University of Cambridge suggests that tight blood glucose control in people with Type 2 diabetes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 17%, addressing some of the controversy raised by previous research such as the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, the Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease (ADVANCE) study, and the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT)

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Does DASH Prevent Heart Failure?

Before moving on to this week’s story, I’d like to take just a moment to introduce myself. After working as an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine for nearly six years, I’m taking over at the helm of the Web site. I’m extremely excited to begin my tenure as Web Editor and look forward to learning more about you through your comments and e-mails. And now, to the news…

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