Category Archives: Food And Drug Administration (FDA)

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 … Continue reading FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment For Type 2

AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic who uses medication and insulin. At night, I take cholesterol medication and check my blood pressure. My cholesterol is in the normal range. I use vegetable margarine for my toast, and I want to know if it’s the best spread to use? Ilyaas Malik Dear Ilyaas, If … Continue reading AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products. They may contain harmful ingredients or may be otherwise unsafe, or may improperly be marketed … Continue reading Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

FDA Recall: Bi-Lo Supermarket Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

By Diabetes Health Staff If you would like to get regular alerts from the FDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at- https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFSIS/subscriber/new?preferences=true Class II Recall 074-2015 Health Risk: Low May 1, 2015 Congressional and Public Affairs Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 – Bi-Lo Supermarket #5406, a … Continue reading FDA Recall: Bi-Lo Supermarket Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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 and Drug Administration The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding health care professionals and … Continue reading Insulin Pens are Not for Sharing: Diabetes Health Editor’s Note