Category Archives: Diabetes 101

Flibanserin

Flibanserin Submitted For Another FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration has received a new application from Sprout Pharmaceutical for approval of Flibanserin as a libido booster for women. The FDA has twice refused approval of Flibanserin because of side effects, which included fatigue, dizziness and nausea, and also because of lackluster effectiveness. Sprout re-filed its application and included new information that the FDA had requested from them about how Flibanserin affects the ability of women to drive.

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Diabetes and Diarrhea

Diabetes and Diarrhea

Diabetic Diarrhea

Diabetes and diarrhea is actually common. Diarrhea can be caused by problems in the bowel or colon and has been noted in patients who have had diabetes for many years. As many as 22 percent of diabetic patients with longstanding diabetes have reported the occurrence of “diabetic diarrhea.”

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Is There a Relationship between DVT and Diabetes?

Is There a Relationship between DVT and Diabetes? Diabetes is a sometimes life-threatening disease that affects over 23 million Americans and is the cause of as many of one-fifth of the deaths reported each year.  In addition to the complications caused by the disease itself, such as insulin reactions, there are several other diseases and conditions that are caused by or increased by having diabetes including heart disease and an increased occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which is the formation of potentially life-threatening blood clots.  DVT & diabetes are closely linked since people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop these blood clots (Thrombus).

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Long Term Effects Of Badly Managed Diabetes

Long Term Effects Of Badly Managed Diabetes

Long Term Effects Of Badly Managed Diabetes: Of the many people who know they have diabetes, a small number do very little to control it, even though they know it is a serious health risk. Unfortunately these people don’t understand the long term damage that badly managed diabetes can produce within the body much of which, if left untreated, can quickly become a life threatening condition.

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diabetic retinopathy

Retinopathy

What is diabetic retinopathy and what do I do about it? Diabetes is a disease which is growing in number as the years progress. According to statistics produced by the American Diabetes Association, approximately 7% of the U.S. population is living with diabetes. In addition to the various types of diabetes, there are also other diseases which are caused by the presence of diabetes. One such condition is diabetic retinopathy. The following will describe diabetic retinopathy including what this condition consists of and ways to treat it so that the person suffering from such a condition can live a healthy and productive life.

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Diabetes and Urinary Tract Infections

Diabetes and Urinary Tract Infections

Diabetes and urinary tract infections are common. Here is a guide to the symptoms and information on treating UTI’s when they occur. One of the critical concerns in managing diabetes is related to the kidneys. As these organs work to eliminate waste there can become a secondary risk of infection. Those risks are most pronounced in diabetic women who must treat a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Positive Treatment for Diabetic Rats with Engineered Probiotics

Positive Treatment for Diabetic Rats with Engineered Probiotics

By using an engineered strain of lactobacillus (human probiotics common in the gut of the body) that would secrete a Glucagen-like peptide (GPL-1), researchers saw that the engineered probiotic created up to a 30 percent lower high blood glucose in rats with diabetes. The team orally administered the engineered probiotics for 90 days to the rats.

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