Category Archives: Food And Drug Administration

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: The Definition of “Healthy” to be Reviewed by FDA

 

The current healthy eating guidelines created by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were established in 1994, and the agency is finally taking steps in reviewing how it classifies “healthy” foods. The current guidelines have some inaccurate …

Warning Letters Issued to Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Recently, FDA launched an initiative to counter these illegally sold products aimed at consumers who have diabetes. In addition to evaluating numerous consumer complaints, FDA surveyed the marketplace for illegally sold products promising to treat diabetes and its complications.

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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 …

Insulin Pens are Not for Sharing: Diabetes Health Editor’s Note

The FDA reminds us why sharing insulin pens may create long terms health concerns. While some people do save on costs when reusing and or sharing insulin pens, the possible long term complications are not worth the savings.

By Food …

FDA Approves Once-weekly Trulicity to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Trulicity, a once-weekly injectable to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.

Also known as dulaglutide, Trulicity is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which helps normalize blood sugar levels by encouraging the …

Eylea Earns FDA Approval To Treat Diabetic Macular Edema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the eye drug Eylea for the treatment of diabetic macular edema, according to the drug makers Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common complication for those with diabetes. Of …