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FDA Expands the Approved Use for Lucentis to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema
The FDA granted Lucentis for DR with DME breakthrough therapy designation. The FDA can designate a drug a breakthrough therapy if preliminary clinical evidence indicates the drug may demonstrate a substantial improvement over available therapies for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions.

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Driven by Added Fructose: Mayo Clinic Urges Drastic Reductions
Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates.

Experts Recommend Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery in Addition to Lifestyle Changes
The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss.

Fat Tissue May Be Key to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers found they could reverse type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.

Human Skin Cells May Help Treat Diabetes
Starting from human skin cells, researchers have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels.

Teens and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Welcome Peer Mentoring
Majority of those surveyed expressed an interest in a peer mentoring program to improve diabetes control.

Scientists Identify a Critical Molecule That Helps Explain Why Diabetics Suffer from Non-Healing Wounds
Scientists have identified a critical molecule that helps explain why diabetics suffer from non-healing wounds and pinpoint a target for therapies that could help boost healing.

New Needle-Free Way to Check Glucose Levels: Temporary Tattoo
First-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device offers a noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.

Low Intake of Magnesium Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Studies have shown that low intake of magnesium is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes - but ethnicity and genes may make a difference.

People with Type 1 Diabetes Live Longer with Early Blood Glucose Control
People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose (blood sugar) early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

Study: Many Older Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes
A substantial proportion of older adults may be overtreated for diabetes because insulin and sulfonylureas can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Doubles Diabetes Risk
Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who don't have PTSD.

1-in-3 Type 1 Diabetics Still Produce Insulin Years After Being Diagnosed
About one-third of type 1 diabetics (T1D) produce insulin even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a new study.

Most Popular Drug for Diabetes May be Safer for Patients with Kidney Disease Than Previously Thought
The most popular treatment for type 2 diabetes may be safer for patients with mild to moderate kidney disease than guidelines suggest, according to a new review.

Type 1 Diabetics' Blood Sugar Defense Mechanisms Restored After Islet Cell Transplantation
Type 1 diabetics who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation.

American Diabetes Association Changes Guidelines for Statin Use for Diabetics to Prevent Heart Disease
The American Diabetes Association is recommending a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target for people with diabetes and that all people with diabetes take either moderate or high doses of statins.

ADA Lowers BMI Cut Point for Screening Asian Americans
The ADA is lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes.

For Type 2 Diabetics: Increased Risk of Death Linked to Insulin Dosage
Researchers were able to show a correlation between patients treated with a higher dosage of insulin and a raised risk of cancer development, heart attacks and stroke.

Diabetic Patients at Risk From Even Mild Coronary Artery Disease
According to a new long-term study, diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with serious single-vessel obstructive disease.

Study: Routine Imaging Screening of Diabetic Patients for Heart Disease Not Effective
According to a major new study, routine heart imaging screenings for people with diabetes at high risk to experience a cardiac event, but who have no symptoms of heart disease, does not help them avoid heart attacks, hospitalization for unstable angina or cardiac death.

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