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Browse the latest news, expert commentary, and educational content on diabetes medications.


SGLT2 inhibitor use in type 2 diabetes management

Learn about prescribing these medications with guidance from the Improving Diabetes Steering Committee.

  • » A prescribing tool to inform prescribing decisions for SGLT2 inhibitors
  • » SGLT2 inhibitors: Key evidence and implications for clinical practice
  • » Translating SGLT2 inhibitor cardiovascular evidence into practice
  • » This content is intended only for UK healthcare providers and was made possible by educational funding provided by Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

05-07-2021 | Glucagon | News

Dasiglucagon promising for severe hypoglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes

Dasiglucagon, a next-generation glucagon analog in a ready-to-use formulation, rapidly restores plasma glucose levels following severe hypoglycemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, show findings from a phase 3 trial.

05-05-2021 | Liraglutide (obesity) | News

Liraglutide beneficial for post-diet weight loss maintenance

A randomized trial supports giving people with obesity liraglutide to maintain weight loss after an 8-week diet, particularly if it is combined with regular vigorous exercise.

05-05-2021 | Dapagliflozin | News

Dapagliflozin gains FDA approval for CKD indication

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05-05-2021 | Older adults | News

Overly tight glucose control in older adults linked to country income

Older people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to receive inappropriately intensive glucose-lowering treatment if they live in high- versus middle income countries, show data from the global DISCOVER study.

05-04-2021 | Medications | News

Objective assessment of medication taking advised to reduce type 2 diabetes complications

Suboptimal medication-taking identified through urine testing is associated with a higher prevalence of microvascular and macrovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes than found with consistent usage, report researchers.

05-04-2021 | Obesity | News

Cagrilintide, semaglutide combination warrants further investigation for weight loss

Phase 1 trial results published in The Lancet suggest that combination treatment with the long-acting amylin analog cagrilintide plus high-dose semaglutide is well tolerated and may be a feasible treatment option for obesity.

04-30-2021 | SGLT2 inhibitors | News

Inequities in access to SGLT2 inhibitor therapy uncovered

Results from a US retrospective study suggest that usage rates of SGLT2 inhibitors remain low in people with type 2 diabetes, particularly among Black and Asian individuals, women, and lower-income groups.

04-23-2021 | Insulin | News

Pragmatic trial challenges ‘dogma’ of basal–bolus insulin for advanced type 2 diabetes

Combining a GLP-1 receptor agonist or SGLT2 inhibitor with basal insulin allows people with type 2 diabetes on a basal–bolus regimen to drop the prandial insulin, shows the pragmatic BEYOND trial.

04-22-2021 | Sulfonylureas | News

Real-world DISCOVER program highlights sulfonylurea drawbacks

Combining metformin with a sulfonylurea produces poorer non-glycemic outcomes than combining it with other second-line agents, show results from the global DISCOVER program.

04-21-2021 | Metformin | News

Metformin may reduce pneumonia risk

Researchers have found that people taking metformin for type 2 diabetes are less likely to be hospitalized or die due to pneumonia than those taking other glucose-lowering medications.

04-13-2021 | Dapagliflozin | News

DAPA-HF: Consistent benefits of dapagliflozin in men and women

Adding dapagliflozin to standard care improves outcomes for people with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction irrespective of sex, suggests a prespecified subgroup analysis of the DAPA-HF trial.

04-12-2021 | Dapagliflozin | News

Changes in vasoactive mediators may contribute to dapagliflozin benefits

Findings from a US randomized controlled trial suggest that add-on treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduces levels of some vasoconstrictors and increases some vasodilators in people with type 2 diabetes.

04-09-2021 | Pathophysiology | News

Ethnicity may be independently linked to beta-cell function

Black West African men have lower levels of insulin secretion in response to a meal than their White Northern European counterparts, irrespective of insulin sensitivity, study findings indicate.

04-08-2021 | Stroke | News

Genetic analysis backs causal link between blood glucose and stroke

A Mendelian analysis supports a causal effect of hyperglycemia on stroke risk, and the researchers also pinpoint the medications most likely to reduce this risk.

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