FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment For Type 2

By Brenda Neugent The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a two-in-one diabetes treatment that combines two type 2 treatments. Glyxambi combines empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor that blocks the absorption of excess glucose by the kidneys so it is released through urine, and linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor that increases the production of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreas while reducing

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Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Approves Dexcom’s Mobile G5

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sep-2_-2015_-3_03_37-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Dexcom G5, a Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, a first of its kind. What makes this  medical device unique? users will now have their glucose data sent directly to their smartphone or iOS-enabled device, eliminating the

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FDA Recall: Victory Kitchens Ltd. Recalls Products Containing Chicken From An Ineligible Country

By Nadia Al-Samarrie A while back ago I started updating our readers on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. When I came across this site, I thought my readers with diabetes should know about the foods that are being recalled for a variety of reasons. Especially, for those who have a low carbohydrate diet. It’s a good thing that our Government is doing a

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Type 1 Diabetes: Quick and Easy Does It With New Web-Based Insulin Pump App

Now people with diabetes can display data from their insulin pumps and supported blood glucose maters thanks to the t:connect diabetes management application from Tandem Diabetes that received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in February. The app, which works with most Internet browsers and is compatible with both Macs and PCs, enables users and their healthcare providers to quickly identify important information and

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Many Supplements Are Illegally Labeled

According to a report by the inspector general of the US Department of Health and Human Services, dozens of purported weight-loss and immune-system supplements are illegally labeled and do not have appropriate scientific evidence to support their claims. According to the report, 20 percent of the 127 purported weight-loss and immune-boosting supplements purchased by investigators had labels claiming that they cured or treated disease, including

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