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Understanding diabetes: know the warning signs and risk factors

Most people know the keys to staying healthy: eating right, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight offer known benefits. Still, studies have shown people are neglecting their bodies at an alarming rate. As a result, the number of people living with diabetes is on the rise.  (read more)

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New study confirms best bet for diabetes

Diabetes can be deadly. Each year, more than 70,000 Americans die from complications of the disease. About half of all people with type 2 diabetes don’t have their condition under control. Now, new research shows a well-known procedure for weight loss may be the best bet for patients with uncontrolled diabetes. (read more)

New class of type 2 diabetes drug associated with rare, life-threatening outcome

A new class of drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, is increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but may increase the risk of rare but serious complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital quantify that risk, finding that patients are twice as likely to experience diabetic ketoacidosis if taking an SGLT2 inhibitor rather than another class of diabetes drugs. However, diabetic ketoacidosis is still extremely rare: even for patients taking an SGLT2 inhibitor, only about one in every 1,000 patients will experience this complication, the researchers estimate. (read more)